Thanks everyone! It's hard to say how long it took to make the hardware tiara, I did it in spurts in the car and at my in-laws after everyone else went to bed. (I'm a night owl.)
I just made my second tiara... and again, while making it I was at my in-laws. Curious trend...
My niece came with us, she's turning 16 this week. She said she'd like a tiara to wear on her sixteenth birthday. I happened to bring my leftover wire from the dollar store challenge to play with, so I went to the only area store that I thought might have beads--it was a Dollar Tree. So for a few more dollars I got a couple of bracelets and a bead kit and put together a seaside themed tiara for her and thought I'd share. I'd say this one took me about 3 hours, maybe a little longer to make this one. Just wire and silver colored, white and green beads--some glass, some plastic.
Unfortunately I didn't think to use my close up focus, so the pictures aren't the clearest, but I think you'll get the idea. Pale background: