[Candace's blog] It’s finally finished! The Pink Crown Makes its debut! I’ve been working and pondering on the appropriate finishing touches for this whimsical homage to divine femininity and today it fell into place. Three lovely and magical pink rose buttons now adorn the base of the crown. They are Flower Garden buttons from Blumenthal Lansing and they are perfectly charming!
The crown started as an electrical wire frame – a head band and lots of curly cues sewn together with 24 gauge wire. I added beads from my grandmother’s broken jewelry collection, hand made cookie and doughnut beads as well as small ceramic beads with tiny teacups stamped on them. The large skull bead is ceramic, one of many I made as favors for my 50th birthday. I was so thrilled, my daughter threw me Dia de los Muertos themed party. We had so much fun celebrating our human-ness.
The head band is wrapped in an eye lash yarn scarf I knitted. The beads that cascade down the side are simple Valentine necklaces – I’m a sucker for hearts! The pink tulle was wrapped around some lovely flowers a good friend gave to me. Every detail is both important and irreverent, special and silly. I have nearly 60 hours invested in her and she is well worth the effort.