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.
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You are over the top crazy talented Rosemary - seriously -ReplyDelete
In bed with your foot on ice?
Unbelievable - totally unbelievable
It's gorgeous by the way!
Love it, Rosemary! Leave it to you to make a tiara out of metal parts! : )ReplyDelete
Love it! You seriously amaze me with your creativity. Hope you are up and around with a spring in your step soon. MelindaReplyDelete
Beautiful Rosemary! Are you going to sell this or add it to your home?So glad you are feeling better!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love it!
I love your little tiara! Is is so pretty and the tiny touch of blue adds a lot. No reply necessary.ReplyDelete
Rosemary, that is absolutely fantastic!!! Happy Sunday...ReplyDelete
You are so talented and creative,Rosemary!!ReplyDelete
It's absolutely gorgeous,pretty and I love it!!!
Hope you're better now:)
LOVE!!! how very clever! (hope you're on the mend!!) ;)ReplyDelete
I can't believe you created this--it is amazing! So sorry you pulled a muscle--ouch! Glad you are feeling better :)ReplyDelete
It seems it is always the no reply bloggers that ask questions--makes me think they don't know. Have a great day!
Even a pulled muscle doesn't stop you from Creating ~ Wonderful Job....ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing
You have the best imagination! Can't wait to see what else you create. This is just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Now this is seeing with clever eyes. Love your new tiara. Glad the leg is better. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...ReplyDelete
Você é adorável! Seus trabalhos criativos. Parabéns! CéliaReplyDelete
Wow, it is amazing how you can transform a piece.ReplyDelete
What an amazing use of junky parts. Love it!!ReplyDelete
Love it! You are so creative :)ReplyDelete
This is soooooo inventive & not to mention gorgeous, too. I love it.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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, LeenaReplyDelete
Wow! I love it, it looks so stunning. Congratulations, amazing idea:-)ReplyDelete
Beutiful and again, so very creative. I'm sad you missed your shopping trip but something good certainly came of your time.ReplyDelete
Patti @ OldThingsNew
Love it Rosemary!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Happy Hunting and Gathering
if you start a product line, I'll be your rep!ReplyDelete
because a rep needs samples
That looks awesome! I love to see things made from metal items and your tiara is gorgeous. The rhinestones are a nice finishing touch :)ReplyDelete
Love the whimsy in this tiara.ReplyDelete
I would like to see that garage. Great things come out of it and gets transformed to wonderful treasurers.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
So sorry about your pain. Hope you are upright and well again!ReplyDelete
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!
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
What do I think????ReplyDelete
I think you are absolutely amazing!!!
and your crown is wonderful.
Absolutely LOVE your hand made tiaras! So cool and very inspiring.ReplyDelete
You are tres talented! :)
Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
Fantastic, Rosemary. You are brilliant.ReplyDelete
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,
Love the tiara.ReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete
I sure like the way you think, Rosemary. Gorgeous creation!ReplyDelete
Jeanette @ Creating a Life
Beautiful, you did an amazing job, with your spare parts!ReplyDelete
Hail to the queen of spare parts!!ReplyDelete
It is beautiful Rosemary!!
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.ReplyDelete
Love it! What a creative and delightful transformation! Is there a certain paint you would recommend for a project like this?ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
LOVE this Rosemary!,ReplyDelete
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!
Whata great way to upcycle metal parts! Love your tiara. Def on my to-do list.ReplyDelete
Glad your leg is better!
This is soooo beautiful!ReplyDelete
Stunning! I HAD to pin this :)ReplyDelete
<3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original link party is open.
Bravo Rosemary pour votre talent et votre créativité. Merci également pour vos petits conseils de fabrication. Portez vous bien.ReplyDelete