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« 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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« Last Edit: July 04, 2007 09:52:15 AM by moonshinebluebird - Reason: edited image note into title » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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

Wow.  The amount of detail is stunning...  Shocked Fabulous!
« 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. 

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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
« 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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