Long have I admired the intricate art of crown making. But I have not attempted to craft one myself until the opportunity of creating two for this pair came along. Now that they are done, (even though they are only half crowns), I am compelled to do more. To gaze upon the gemstones and crystals in their fantasy setting is like holding shining moon jewelry right in your hands!
Precious Gems, Tiger Eyes, Crystals and vintage Rhinestones are set in a frame I constructed of stiff silver ribbonwork. Covered in bright silver sparkles and accented with gold metal findings, this is a piece of royal jewelry that depicts a Rightful King. Thank you, Joy, for providing such a regal abundance of spectacular jewels for me to work with!
I am quite excited to crown the Moon King. I will post pictures as soon as he is fitted!
The Moon Queen's Crown
Her crown appears quite celestial, I think, with the white shining border at the top. I wanted this piece to cast a softer glow on the Queen's headpiece and her overall expression. Beginning with a metal base accented with pink stones, fine cream and white lace were added then completely covered in Katoclay. Then the lace was pearlized. Set with tiny purple gems, golden hearts and pink opals and a lovely blue crystal heart as the centerpiece, both gentility and strength are depicted.
What will the Queen look like with this crowning her peaceful face?
Family activities have pulled me far from home of late. However, this week, I will be close to the farmstead. Hopefully, some substantial progress will be made on the three lunar faeries who will be cradled on the Moons.
Please stop by again soon to see how the crowns look in place!
Thank you very much for visiting! The idea of Blogging came to me after I received a number of requests for a virtual place to view the b.b.flockling fairy~tales after their auctions. A hearty *thank you* to all of our beloved friends for sending me in this direction. Now I too can visit my Little Ones again... Rose
There are people in our society who believe in the artist's place in the world. I am fortunate to know some of those people, and they have never stopped believing in me. They have shared their thoughts and feelings and given me support and encouragement. They have shown me that what I do is important. Through my art I have learned the importance of following my heart. DANIEL B. MERRIAM
Living, Loving Flowers for my Garden
Christmas Present Ghost
Jewel of the Crown
My Button - Thank you, Anne!
Angel Seraphine won 2nd Place in the On Angels Magazine contest...Congratulations Angi!! (select picture to go to contest)