Saturday, November 21, 2009

Silver Bella Crown Swap

I joined two swaps for Silver Bella and this crown swap was so much fun! (I'll show you the other swap later.) I made this vintagey, lacy, cream and white hen crown for Sheila. She loves roosters and chickens and what better symbol to put on her pretty headpiece?

I was really worried that she wouldn't like it, but then I saw her wearing it the next day at vendor night and it looked great on her! Yay!

I added lots of vintage lace, buttons, glitter, and old pearls....and you might never guess, but the crown itself is made from an old manila folder (gasp!).


And THIS beauty is the crown I got! You can see by the crazed look on my face that I'm truly thrilled! It's all about nature and sports pussy willows, feathers, tiny sticks, ribbons, flowers etc. It will serve me very well as a centerpiece! It was made by the super sweet Terry Frias (thank you so much Wanda for her blog url!) Unfortunately this is the only photo I have of my beautiful masterpiece, taken by Pink Pomegranate. I had to leave the crown at my parent's house because I didn't dare take it with me on the bumpy bus back to Boston. I am looking forward to retrieving it when I visit for Christmas. :)

Sigh...I feel like a princess!

6 comments:

julie Haymaker thompson said...

This is way tooo fun how did you get it home??!!! but the chicken queen crown !TEE hEEE

Wanda said...

Terry does have a blog. www.terryfrias.typepad.com. She is a really wonderful lady and I love that crown she made for you.

Deborah said...

Both of the crowns are wonderful. I love it that you put a chicken on the one you made. The one you got is terrific too. I love the idea of a natural crown.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

That is some crown on your head! Wow! xo, suzy

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! Did you girls have fun or what! Fabulous crowns!

Couture de Papier said...

Wow thats different! Looks like you had fun! Denise,Hull,Mass.