I never realized how much work went into making a crown. But, if you're going to make a proper crown, for a proper queen, you've gotta be willing to get your hands dirty....or burned!
I am quite proud of 3 things: 1) I made something beautiful using a very, very hot tool 2) I did not burn the house down or myself (too badly) and 3) I learned something new!
When my eBay group, Artistic Halloween Queens first suggested a crown swap I knew what I wanted to do. What I had to do. I'd gotten the book Pretty Little Things by Sally Jean Alexander well over a year ago. I knew one day I would find the courage or the excuse to learn to solder. Who doesn't want to make pretty little things, especially if they sparkle?!
One of the biggest projects in the book is this crown. I'd never touched a soldering iron before in my whole life. I've just gotten comfortable with the dremel my husband give me years ago. But a proper crown called for drastic measures. And the end result.....
As long as Madame K's happy, I'm happy!
Visit her at Hope in the Heart of Darkness, Art by Madame K Harper.
This Queen has a way with clay and she makes about the best darn lookin Queen I've ever seen!