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Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Since I’ve been posting so many miniature themed projects, I thought it would make a nice change to do something completely different.

In this post, you'll find a video tutorial covering how to make four different wearable crowns that range from easy paper crowns to more complicate wire framed crowns. 
First up, is the sparkling Ice Queen crown.  The base of crown is made from twisted wire accented with silver leaf ribbon and alcohol ink-stained acrylic bead sprays.  The front of the crown is made from a Dresden crown painted silver and loaded with sparkly leaves (from the new Silver Leaves collage sheet) covered in Twinklets Diamond Dust, glitter picks and wired beads.  
The front of the crown is decorated with flat-back pearl beads and stamen, rhinestones, alcohol ink colored acrylic teardrop charms hanging from the bottom and in the center is a burst of icicles made from mini icicle ornaments.
Next up is the Star crown. 
This simple to make crown is created by combining images from the Mini French Labels collage sheet (pictured below).  By gluing together several of collage sheet images, adding a bit of gold Dresden Zig Zag Edging and Halos, some brass star charms and star studs you end up with a beautiful crown. 
Mini French Labels Collage Sheet
Notice how there is a large focal point on the front of the crown and a smaller one on the back. 

For an antique look, there is the Elegant crown.  Just like the Ice Queen crown, the front is made using a Dresden crown.  
Showcased on the crown are images from my Portraiture collage sheet (pictured below).  Additional accents are beaded stick pins, acrylic teardrop charms, and flat-backed pearls.
The crown attaches to the head with a ribbon secured to the front of the crown and accented with Dresden Rosettes.
Lastly, is the Golden Autumn crown.  The base of the crown is wrapped 18 gauge gold wire accented with white stitched leaf ribbon and white mulberry paper lilies. 
Sprigs of more wire rise from the crown wrapped in gold embossed leaves (from my new Gold Leaves collage sheet), wired pearls and butterflies.

To complement the crowns I’ve created 2 new collage sheets and a new digital image set.  These images would work well for any collage project.  To jazz them up, add embossing powder, glitter, Stickles or Twinklets Diamond Dust.  Make them bendable by attaching them to wire.

This sheet contains 21 unique silver leaf designs with duplicates in different sizes.  Add Twinklets Diamond dust to give the leaves an icy look or add silver embossing powder to the edges to give them a shiny accent.
This sheet contains 17 unique gold leaf designs with duplicates in different sizes.  Add Twinklets Diamond dust to give the leaves an icy look or add gold embossing powder to the edges to give them a shiny accent.
This set contains all of the leaves from the Silver and Gold Leaves Collage Sheets and 8 additional copper leaves for a total of 46 leaves.  Each leaf is approximately 3” tall which gives you lots of flexibility in sizing the leaves for your project.



Feel free to download and use the butterfly I used in my crown.


Narrow Gold Dresden Diadem or Crown
Clear Acrylic Bead Sprays - Asymmetrical
Juniper Pick – Silver
Silver Glitter Leaf Pick
Maidenhair Fern Pick - Platinum
Stitched Leaf Ribbon - Silver
Mixed Sized Ivory Flat-Back Pearls
White Pearl Mix In Tin – Threaded on Wire
Clear Mini Icicle Ornaments
10mm Acrylic Teardrop Charms
Large Pearl Stamen - Grey
Flat Back Clear Iridescent Snowflakes
1 Inch Iridescent Snowflake Ornaments
Clear Iridescent Beaded Wired Garland
Twinklets Diamond Dust
Diamond Stickles

Mini French Labels Collage Sheet
Gold Dresden Halos
Large Zig Zag Gold Dresden Edging
Fancy Brass Star Charm
Brass Starburst Charm
Flat-Back Gold Star Studs – 8mm

Fancy Gold Dresden Diadem or Crown
Metallique Wax – Aged Brass
Mixed Sized Ivory Flat-Back Pearls
Pear-Shaped Pearl Stick Pins – Golds
Pear-Shaped Pearl Stick Pins - White
Fancy Gold Dresden Rosettes
9mm Antiqued Swirl Bead Cap
10mm Acrylic Teardrop Charms 

Mulberry Paper Lilies – White
Stitched Leaf Ribbon - White
Large Pearl Stamen - Gold
White Pearl Beaded Wire Garland 


sherlene said...

These are phenomenal!

Can't seem to get the freebie. Link isn't working.

johala said...

Hello Laura
Wonderful work, these crowns are beautiful!
I hope you had a good time for Christmas celebrations!
Hugs and kisses

Dorthe said...

Wow Laura, you are amazing ,all the free sheets and the video-
I just had to stop and watch this post. You are so generous, thank you and a Happy New Year to you .
Dorthe, xo

FarmGoneAmuckChick said...

Thankyou sooooo.... much , well done video & gorgeous crowns ❤️❤️��