Monday, January 7, 2013

Tiara from Salvage

I never made it to the estate sale.  Grrrrrrr.  I pulled a muscle in my leg, and spent the better part of the weekend with my leg elevated on ice.  That didn't stop me from being productive.




I had my husband go out to the garage and bring in more boxes for me to go through. I pulled out a section of a chandelier, and a metal applique. This was the beginning of my tiara.





If you've been following me for any length of time, you know I have lots of metal parts.  Well, this year, you'll be seeing more redesigns using these parts.




After removing the center of the round piece, I attached the applique with thin wire.





This was followed by multiple layers of paint and plaster.  Although it's very subtle, I tempered the finish a bit with a diluted wash of coffee.  For a finishing touch, I added two blue rhinestones.







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My leg is much better.  I'm going to see how many other combos I can come up with.

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51 comments:

  1. You are over the top crazy talented Rosemary - seriously -
    In bed with your foot on ice?
    Unbelievable - totally unbelievable
    It's gorgeous by the way!
    XXX

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  2. Love it, Rosemary! Leave it to you to make a tiara out of metal parts! : )

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  3. Love it! You seriously amaze me with your creativity. Hope you are up and around with a spring in your step soon. Melinda

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  4. Beautiful Rosemary! Are you going to sell this or add it to your home?So glad you are feeling better!
    xx
    Anne

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  5. What do I think?!? I think I have to have it, please please please tell me it's for sale in your shop. It is the most gorgious thing to come from those types of scraps ever created or imagined.

    I love it!
    Hugs
    Caroline

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  6. I love your little tiara! Is is so pretty and the tiny touch of blue adds a lot. No reply necessary.

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  7. Rosemary, that is absolutely fantastic!!! Happy Sunday...

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  8. You are so talented and creative,Rosemary!!

    It's absolutely gorgeous,pretty and I love it!!!

    Hope you're better now:)

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  9. LOVE!!! how very clever! (hope you're on the mend!!) ;)

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  10. I can't believe you created this--it is amazing! So sorry you pulled a muscle--ouch! Glad you are feeling better :)

    It seems it is always the no reply bloggers that ask questions--makes me think they don't know. Have a great day!

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  11. Even a pulled muscle doesn't stop you from Creating ~ Wonderful Job....
    Thanks for sharing
    Cheryl

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  12. You have the best imagination! Can't wait to see what else you create. This is just beautiful!

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  13. Now this is seeing with clever eyes. Love your new tiara. Glad the leg is better. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  14. Você é adorável! Seus trabalhos criativos. Parabéns! Célia

    http://www.celiamartins.blogspot.com.br/

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  15. Wow, it is amazing how you can transform a piece.

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  16. What an amazing use of junky parts. Love it!!

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  17. This is soooooo inventive & not to mention gorgeous, too. I love it.

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  18. Rosemary you never cease to amaze me! What a gorgeous idea! You can imagine some of the most interesting things and then bring them to life!

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  19. I love metal things just as much as glass things and your tiara is gorgeous. You never cease to amaze me. I like it as much as I love your crown. So glad your leg is better.

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  20. Beautiful! You have such a wonderfully creative imagination! Looking forward to seeing more! Glad that your leg is better. Sorry you didn't make it to the estate sale! Hugs, Leena

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  21. Wow! I love it, it looks so stunning. Congratulations, amazing idea:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  22. Beutiful and again, so very creative. I'm sad you missed your shopping trip but something good certainly came of your time.
    Patti @ OldThingsNew
    http://patricia-krank.blogspot.com/

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  23. I know how it is to miss a good estate sale, sorry you couldn't go. But you did the right thing by staying home and taking care of yourself. And girl, that tiara is wonderful~~~and proves YOU don't need to be on your feet to be creative.

    Mickie,
    Happy Hunting and Gathering

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  24. if you start a product line, I'll be your rep!
    because a rep needs samples

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  25. That looks awesome! I love to see things made from metal items and your tiara is gorgeous. The rhinestones are a nice finishing touch :)

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  26. Love the whimsy in this tiara.

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  27. I would like to see that garage. Great things come out of it and gets transformed to wonderful treasurers.

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  28. I am shaking my head..... who would think to make a tiara out of that stuff, I mean really????? And even if I DID think to make one there is no guarantee it would be cute. You've done both, all with a pulled muscle.

    Bliss

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  29. So sorry about your pain. Hope you are upright and well again!

    LOVE this piece, marvelous! I have parts like this...will be trying it for sure.

    I'm sure others have asked what the mixture of paint and plaster you use, perhaps you could refer me to where you mention it on another post?

    Thanks for always sharing such lovely and inspiring projects!

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  30. How clever and talented. This is adorable. I have all kinds of this stuff. I just need a muse. Hope my comment reply is working. I had to do it a different way to activate. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    Linda
    QBC

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  31. I am new to your site. You do some pretty fantastic stuff! very clever I might add! I will have to look at your older post to see your metal creations. I look forward to seeing what you do in the future. Found you via Pinterest by the way.

    Blessings~ Kim

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  32. Rosemary you have crazy wild vision...and the talent to make it a reality! I LOVE it! Maybe it was divine intervention that you stay home and create. Hope your leg is feeling better and you can get up about very soon!
    Hugs,
    Pendra

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  33. What do I think????
    I think you are absolutely amazing!!!

    and your crown is wonderful.

    blessings
    barb

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  34. Absolutely LOVE your hand made tiaras! So cool and very inspiring.
    You are tres talented! :)

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

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  35. Fantastic, Rosemary. You are brilliant.

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  36. Hi Rosemary,
    Fit for a Queen!! Just beautiful, it would look great with a pillar candle in it too! So unique! I hope you are up on your feet again!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  37. Maybe you should injure yourself more often, look at what you can create! Its quite fitting because Im hooked on that tv show Toddlers and Tiaras at the moment and they have some seriously huge looking tiaras - nothing as stylish as this one though :)You are a very talented lady x

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  38. I sure like the way you think, Rosemary. Gorgeous creation!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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  39. Beautiful, you did an amazing job, with your spare parts!

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  40. Hail to the queen of spare parts!!
    It is beautiful Rosemary!!

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  41. You are the princess of spare parts! LOVE the tiara idea and will be on the hunt for part to make one of my own. Your blog is just darling and am so glad I got here on Wow us Wednesday.

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  42. Love it! What a creative and delightful transformation! Is there a certain paint you would recommend for a project like this?

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  43. I always shake my head in amazement when I visit, Rosemary! I'm glad you're feeling better, but I'm only surprised you don't hurt yourself more often! You create so many beautiful things at lightning speed! Bravo once again!

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  44. LOVE this Rosemary!,
    You are so creative and it inspires me to do the things I think of instead of saying...oh....taht might not work.....I love your tutorials! I am going to be using them for some of my own projects! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Betsy

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  45. Whata great way to upcycle metal parts! Love your tiara. Def on my to-do list.
    TFS.
    hugs Lynn
    Glad your leg is better!

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  46. Stunning! I HAD to pin this :)

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

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