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moonshinebluebird
« on: July 04, 2007 01:04:58 AM »

This Crown/Tiara represents my love of nature and the outdoors.  Overtime I've collected so many seeds, twigs, and even insects...  I store them away in glass jars and when no one is looking I take them out to admire.

This seemed like the perfect opportunity to put them to good use Smiley

***woops I just found out I can't post pictures so here are some links to my flickr instead of photobucket images, sorry!... I don't know if I'm allowed to enter the contest either, so if not, I apologize profusely and please move this, thank you! I had a great time doing it regardless Smiley ***

((EDIT)) OK I think I can post pictures now.. attempting! thank you )


Three fourths view


front view

And a closer up


and... a very silly one on the head, I wish it was a better shot, I didn't have much success with the self portrait!


And an in progress:



The base is actually this wood veneer "tape" I had laying around from another project.  The roots are from a dwarf pomegranite I had that sadly died, as are the twigs.  I glued some of those propeller seeds to be winglike and of course the bigger ones on the front and in the back.  It has a little bit of pearlized paint in areas that did not come through in the pictures along with glitter.  It fits on the head over a bun and helps stay put with some bands connected to bobby-pins.

This was so so much fun to do and I'm really glad that there was this contest to inspire me.  I just feel so happy to have made something with the things that mean so much to me Smiley

I hope you like it and I am really enjoying seeing everyone's awesome designs!

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007 04:31:27 AM »

Wow.  The amount of detail is stunning...  Shocked Fabulous!
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007 04:43:48 AM »

o-m-g!!!!!!!!!! did you find all of that stuff or buy it in a store, either way YOUR AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!  I love the roots, so pretty! omg omg omg! ahhhhhhhhhhh



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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007 05:11:29 AM »

That's really beautiful - Selkie
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007 05:46:56 AM »

Very nice.  And you're definitely allowed in the challenge!  You just have to post ten times before you can post your photos directly (because there were some spammer issues).  A moderator will probably come through and turn your links into image tags for you, or you can do it yourself if you post three more times.  Welcome to Craftster!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007 07:37:38 AM »

You should change your name to Titania!  Only she would were a crown so gorgeous. 

All hail the Queen of the Fairies!

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamell'd skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007 09:14:31 AM »

Oh my gosh thank you so much!

I found most of it except of course the wood veneer tape, wire, hemp cord, and beads. 

I can't tell you how much fun I had making this, the hardest part was having the patience to let the glue dry at times  Tongue

I should be able to post images soon I didn't even think of just meeting the 10 post minimum, it was a bit late!
thank you so much Smiley


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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007 09:28:37 AM »

Wow, I keep being amazed by all the tiara ideas everyone has come up with.  This one looks so wild and delicate and natural, and I completely love it!  Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007 10:47:20 AM »

I really like your crown. I especially like the bugg at the top. The heart in the middle is a really cute touch also.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2007 10:57:10 AM »

freaking awesome. My favorite maybe so far
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2007 11:03:46 AM »

Thats really pretty!!
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2007 11:07:13 AM »

I thought I was the only one to keep strange things in jars, like a skeleton of a grasshopper or the skeleton of a baby bird, you know all nature's wonders. Your crown is totally awesome.
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2007 02:00:35 PM »

That's wonderful. It also reminds me of a Midsummer Night's Dream.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2007 05:37:14 PM »

Wow, this may be my favorite too! Incredible.
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2007 08:59:57 PM »

what the heck is the thing on the top?!?!?! is that an insect?
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2007 10:01:34 PM »

SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is the best thing I have seen YET!  I am right up this alley.  Oh if I could buy it.  Guess I have to make my own, I have some bleached bones lying around... Thank you so much for the inspiration!
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2007 11:42:44 PM »

amazing tiara, the Goddess Diana would be proud. I just can't stop looking at your creation. Just Amazing.
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2007 12:12:37 AM »

It's beautiful!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2007 02:25:07 AM »

i loves! me too (into nature&collecting nature bits and bobs)

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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2007 03:03:41 AM »

*whispers* ihopethatyouwin

Agreed. (I made an entry, but I still hope you win)
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2007 03:13:57 AM »

haha! like the person before me, I may have to reject my own crown entry and vote for yours! it's so beautiful!
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2007 05:47:40 AM »

You guys have made  me feel so happy, seriously there doesn't need to be a contest, I'm just so happy that you like it!

The bug on top is an old Cicada shell, they shed them all over and I tend to hoard them when I find them around the yard.  Although I had left this years batch on the window sill and our un-Texas like rains did away with them Sad So that one is about 4 years old or so.

The winglike appendages on the crown are very delicate, I had broke a few and had to replace them already, I'm wondering if there is a way to make it a bit sturdier... maybe a clear coating? (fresher seeds would work too)

Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, at the moment I am going to get a clear box to display it in before my cats eat it (oh and they want to!)

I'm glad to hear there are many others who have collections of "bits and bobs" from nature Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2007 06:49:09 AM »

I've heard of some crafter's using some sort of clear spray that's found at craft stores to coat wreath's with during holiday season. May want to look into that, maybe it'll make it more sturdy.
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2007 08:47:33 AM »

Wow!  Love the cicada shell! I also like to collect twigs, insect exoskeletons, seashells, etc.  You're giving me a great idea for a "natural ephemera" swap!!  I would put it in a display box on the the wall, definitely.
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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2007 11:44:22 AM »

I am wholly in love with your tiara!  You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2007 03:14:54 PM »

Wow, it's very creative and beautiful.  The stone in the middle brings everything together.
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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2007 04:33:44 AM »

this crown is amazing!!!
i have the same huge creepy bug that you have on top! for real! i gave it away to a jewelry-making-guy.
i would totally give you my Monarch butterfly i found!!!
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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2007 06:34:03 AM »

This is so pretty!
Lovely work.
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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2007 11:29:54 AM »

Because of your fabulous woodland fairy crown, I hit "This Rocks"  for the very first time!  I am no longer a "This Rocks" virgin, thanks to you.
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« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2007 09:15:09 PM »

That's sooo beautiful!!! O_O
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« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2007 01:07:28 PM »

aww thank you so much guys!

I would love to be a fairy princess Smiley 
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« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2007 04:00:28 PM »

This is amazing. I have an obsession with fairies and this is straight out of the realm. Stunning, really. Im voting for you. Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2007 12:37:52 PM »

This is so beautiful, delicate and intricate I can't get over it! It floods the senses with woodland wonder.  Such a great way to use your treasures (I'm quite a nature treasure-hunter myself).  The bug at the top is both creepy and wonderful!
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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2007 05:16:17 PM »

Thank you so much, you guys are wonderful!!

I love the faerie realm too and your words mean so much to me!

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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2007 08:46:20 PM »

yes, it is soooo beautiful!  (i'm a faerie lover too....)

i love the richness of the materials you used.  you really have an eye for line and design--lovely!
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« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2007 11:07:34 PM »

This is so amazing. I love it. You're awesome.
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« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2007 11:27:48 AM »

You definitely have my vote.  Please don't just display your beautiful tiara at home; this creation begs to be worn (and shown off)!
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« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2007 01:06:13 PM »

Smiley   You definitely are part fairy!  Your crown is beautiful!   I see I am not the only one that collects twigs, pods, rocks, fossils, anything I find in the woods.  Keep up the great crafting!
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« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2007 10:29:59 AM »

This is really stunning work, it looks amazing!
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« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2007 05:40:15 AM »

I love that this is made from things that are special to you & have personal meaning. Very original. The Cicada is a wonderful touch Smiley
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« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2007 10:28:18 AM »

Oh, wow.  First, I LOVE it that you made it out of found objects.  Second, it was "crafted" but it really looks like a piece of usable art (an idea that I am interested in).  You can tell that you took time figuring out the design. 
This vote's for you!

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