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Tiara Thursday!


Here is more done. I have put on the large crystals and started making “points”. So far so good. I have been commissioned to do some waterfall/chandelier earrings to match. Fun stuff.

Full of Dragons

You might notice that my “What I’m Reading” is full of dragons right now. Naomi Novik’s 4th book came out today. I adore her Temeraire books. I have long been a fan of anything with dragons – I think I have read Anne McCaffrey’s books almost once a year since I was 12. I am waiting just a few days to go and get my copy of “Empire of Ivory” as I just started re-reading the first three books in anticipation. This is only my second read of these and I am still loving them. I frequently reread books (unlike Andy who never does – weirdo). I like the way you can relive a good story, I don’t ever mind that I already know how it ends. Anyhow, I recommend them to anyone who needs a little dragon in their life.

Project Tiara Part 2

The Framework

This is silver coated copper wire. It is very stiff, which is great, but makes it a bit of a challenge to work with. It seemed a little heavy here or somewhat cartoonish but the more beads I add, the better it looks, as you will see.

Here I have started to add the base of beads. I am putting more color towards the band and less as I go up, so this is full of purple, amber, green and orange. I think I am probably working with about 30 different kinds of beads. I have them sorted out by “layers” – large beads and more saturated colors towards the base and smaller, sparkly and more transparent towards the top.

And the winner is…

The winner of our “Sewing Stories Contest” is…

kenyetta

Please email me at beckarahn {at} gmail.com with your mailing address and I will send your prize.

Lucy did the name drawing. She loves paper.

Project Tiara

Step One: Materials Acquisition

I volunteered to make a tiara for my sister for her upcoming wedding. Yesterday I went on a little shopping trip to add to my bead supply and get a few extra things. Who knew that this…

was such a difficult thing to find. I have removed the white headband so I am working with just the comb. Next, starting to build the wire “crown”.

My bead collection for this project is mostly in the frosted/white/clear range, but I am adding purple and warm coppery amber to the mix for the base so it has some color. Her flowers are all warm autumn colors and we, the bridesmaids, are in deep eggplant purple, so I am working with those colors in mind.