Monday, 15 February 2010

Two recent makes

I am in the middle of trying to renew some of my designs by either remaking them or creating new designs. The first 2 were originally made using fashion, bugle and seed beads and below them are the same side tiaras made up using swarovski crystals, bugle and seed beads.

Here are the designs using the better quality materials.

Then I have been busy making some new designs.
The first was inspired by my hugely popular Elaine tiara and equally liked Stella tiara.
The new design is called Celeste as I think it looks like a star burst and shooting star in one design. To me Celeste means heavenly and that is where we find the stars, heaven wards.
The second design is a solid band of flowers. The crystal pearls have been wired together to form daisy type flowers. I though about calling it Daisy but as there were so many packed together I thought it looked more like a blossom of flowers. Hence the name Blossom. Blossom can be customised by so many different colours I think it will be a great hair accessory to any outfit.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Then and Now

Creativity fascinates me, be it tiaras, jewellery, wall papering and decorating, photography or website creation. I list these specifically as I have dabbled in them all. I have been running my little hobby business now for almost 5 years and tinkering with designs for almost 6 years. I was looking at some old photographes of some of my original designs and I was gobsmacked at how far I have come and how much I have taught myself. Some of the original designs are interesting and possibly sometime in the future I may revive them and bring them more up to date. I used simple fashion beads in their creation and ready made components. Now I use swarovski crystals and pearls and make up all my own components...I even rewire diamantes if I am requested to use them in any of my designs. The images that follow are some of the first tiaras I made.

It is a far cry from what I am designing these days. I think the one that would make up the best in swarovski crystals is the fourth design and some day I may just do that!