Crowns, Diadems & Tiaras
I love working with vintage jewelry and try spend as much time as possible incorporating antique and vintage finds into each head piece. Versatility is key and the stretch crowns can be worn as a headband or crown. The hand beaded silver seed beads add detail, depth and weight to the piece. Each piece is structurally sound and built to last a lifetime.
I have an obsession with creating high quality and one of a kind pieces. Each one of us is a unique, beautiful individual and we deserve to own & wear pieces that reflect that.
This piece in particular has baguettes, oval and brilliant cut crystals…mostly very clear and sparkly some have aged and developed the tell tale greying of color… I for one love the authentic patina, it adds character and charm to the piece.
Crowns are one of the most ancient ways of ‘adorning’ oneself.
“A crown is the traditional symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honour, and glory, as well as immortality, righteousness, and resurrection. In art, the crown may be shown being offered to those on Earth by angels. Apart from the traditional form, crowns also may be in the form of a wreath and be made of flowers, oak leaves or thorns and be worn by others, representing what the coronation part aims to symbolize with the specific crown. In religious art, a crown of stars is used similarly to a halo. Crowns worn by rulers often contain jewels.Their use has been used by almost every culture in every part of the globe.”
However you like to think of wearing a crown…. it is one of my most favorite items to make and wear.
Originally posted on JANUARY 13, 2014