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.







What do you think?











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

P.S.  It's happening again.  I'm starting to get tons of comments from NO-REPLY commenter's.  I know some of you don't realize it.  I want to answer your questions, but I can't.  Please check out my post No Reply, Nooooo, to see how you can fix this.  Or, send me a regular e-mail.  Thanks.

51 comments:

suzyq said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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

The Refeathered Roost said...

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

Anne said...

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

cmoh said...

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

Fanciful Ponderings said...

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

Goha said...

SUPER !!!!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

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

Sayuri said...

You are so talented and creative,Rosemary!!

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

Hope you're better now:)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

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

Shabby chic Sandy said...

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!

Cheryl said...

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

Sharing Shadymont said...

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

Createology said...

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

Celia said...

Você é adorável! Seus trabalhos criativos. Parabéns! Célia

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

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

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

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

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

reFresh reStyle said...

Love it! You are so creative :)

Lady Pamela said...

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

Susan said...

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!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

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.

pink*cherub*moon said...

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

Biljana said...

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

Patricia Krank said...

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/

Karen said...

Love it Rosemary!

A Paris Flea said...

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

savvycityfarmer said...

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

Kei said...

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

Olive said...

Love the whimsy in this tiara.

Irene said...

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

Bliss said...

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

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

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!

Linda K. said...

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

UPON A HILL said...

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

Pendra said...

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

Barbara Jean said...

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

and your crown is wonderful.

blessings
barb

Jennifer said...

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

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

Little Miss Maggie said...

Fantastic, Rosemary. You are brilliant.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

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

Cynthia said...

Love the tiara.

Cynthia

Michelle said...

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

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

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

Jeanette @ Creating a Life

Lorrie Brewer said...

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

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

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

DearHelenHartman said...

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.

Christina Paul said...

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

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

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!

Mom E. said...

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

Lynn Stevens said...

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

Bethany Lee said...

This is soooo beautiful!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Stunning! I HAD to pin this :)

<3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
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