Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mini Beauty and More Tiaras

It's been chilly, no, freezing here the past two days.  So, I've been busy, curled up on my couch, re-configuring metal.  With a small piece of scrap metal,



and a little metal fleur-de-lis, I created this mini crown.  You know how much I love close up shots, so you can't tell from my first pic, but it's only 2" in diameter.







Each piece is made of brass.  I roughed it up, and gave it a base coat of charcoal paint, mixed with a little plaster.  A somewhat thin coat of white followed, which faded to a pale grey. After a little distressing, I finished it off with matte varnish.  I'm loving this little beauty.




As long as I was on a more layered, distressed finish, I kept going with these.














Oh, yes, I made more angel tiaras.








I'm working on a few redesigned frames, boxes, ottomans, etc.  I'll share soon.


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22 comments:

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh these are so lovely Rosemary!
They turned out so beautiful.
You must be so pleased.

Anne said...

So glad you made more my friend I just purchased one :-)
These are so beautiful!
xx
Anne

Rhonda said...

Okay, you are just TOO GOOD at this! Amazing, as crowns are so popular and you can never have enough.

Love them so much.

Oh, I know it's cold there, my sister told me it was only 4 degrees the other morning. Brrrrr....luckily it's 77 degrees where I live.

Kate said...

Rosemary you have such the touch. These little beauties are incredible. Yes I wish we lived closer what fun we would have doing a paint party!

hugs to you sweet friend
Kate
xoxo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That little one is adorable, Rosemary! I love crowns and tiaras in all sizes. I like to use the little ones on statues and one I even used as a topper on one of my small Christmas trees.

Sandi said...

These are amazing!!! I will look at scrap metal in a whole new light now. :)
Blessings~

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

These are so charming, Rosemary. Inspiring, as always!

Jeanette @ Creating A Life

Heart Vintage Design said...

Love your crowns : )

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love them all--that tiny one is really sweet.

The Feathered Nest said...

You are SO amazing Rosemary!!! I love these precious crowns no matter what size they are....you should capture a photo of these sweet creations on some of your beautiful statuary! I bet they would fit them perfectly...hugs and love, Dawn

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Little mini ones....how cute!

Victoria said...

These are darling Rosemary! They would look wonderful sitting on top of a stack of old books. Love that you made some mini ones:)

Holly Browning said...

Koodos to you for working with metal that way. I always cut myself. That first crown is so tiny and cute...maybe my dog cold wear it... ;) Have you seen her? Tiny!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love them too Rosemary.

Gypsy Heart said...

Busy, busy! So very cute ~

xo
Pat

Olive said...

The two inch tiara is terribly sweet Rosemary. I adore minis.

Tricia said...

Absolutely adorable.

Sarah said...

These are amazing. I'm off to visit your ETSY shop. Love these little mini crowns.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful Rosemary, I love coming to visit and always leave inspired!

Kelly said...

I love crowns and tiaras! Yours are so pretty. Gonna have to go check out your Etsy shop now.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Those are beautiful Rosemary!!!

Candy said...

So pretty. But then, everything you do is.

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