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.