Monday, July 23, 2012

Crown for Her Royal Highness

I's been ages since I last posted.

Hopefully this will make up for lost time.

I am already working on some fun, one-of-a-kind objet d'art for Remnants of the Past Vintage Show this coming fall.

I actually have many new designs in the works for ROTP, but I'll tell you more about that at a later date.

For now, feast your eyes on my latest creation:

I made this full sized crown (yes, you could actually wear this puppy) from a 50 year old screen door...

I cut the screen, taped and soldered each edge and then applied a special acid to 'age' the silver solder.

I made the oak leaves from antique sheet music as well as the stars. The glitter is real silver German glass glitter, and it's already beginning to tarnish. Exactly how I wanted it to...
The rhinestones are vintage... are the chandelier crystals.

The Queen label I created from glass and solder.
That's tinsel garland around the brim.
I plan on making only 2 or three of these gems - because each one takes hours and hours...

So start making your plans now to go to this wonderful show.

It's the ONLY place you will see this...
Til then...enjoy your summer!!!