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Old 11-29-2012, 04:02 PM
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I finally broke down and commissioned Edwina Mountbatten's tiara.



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Old 12-01-2012, 02:13 PM
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:23 PM
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Paying for it was an adventure due to the jeweler's antiquated shopping system. =( We had to get international calls on our phone so we could call them and give them our credit card information. They wouldn't accept paypal or credit cards online through their site. It was so weird!
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:12 AM
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Paying for it was an adventure due to the jeweler's antiquated shopping system. =( We had to get international calls on our phone so we could call them and give them our credit card information. They wouldn't accept paypal or credit cards online through their site. It was so weird!
Congratulations on your purchase! It's fantastic
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:26 AM
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That is so stunning. Congratulations!!

I also make Tiaras. No replicas of any famous ones, but hopefully one of these days. I've made far more than I've taken pictures of and put up over at my Photobucket account, but here's the two I do have up over there. All of the materials, stones, beads and wire, are from the Dollar Store and no I'm not kidding.

The Sapphire Three Leaf Clover Tiara

How it looks when worn

Taken by me in our Bathroom Mirror.

The Ruby and Topaz Leaf Bandeau Tiara

Also my very first Tiara. The reason why there's red and gold beads twisted together is because I originally started out making Circlets for both me and my fellow Lord of the Rings fans to wear at Conventions. I've made one w/blue and silver beads and one of the "Sapphire" leaves shown in the Three Leaf Clover Tiara. That's what this started out as, but it changed in the making to...

This Tiara in this self portrait

That was taken on William and Kate's Wedding Day BTW. Yes, I wore a Tiara to watch the Wedding. Dad just rolled his eyes at me, but Mom was wishing there was another one for her, as she was feeling left out...LOL!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:30 AM
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Well done! Very pretty.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:35 AM
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I finally broke down and commissioned Edwina Mountbatten's tiara.
Very impressive.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:50 AM
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I finally broke down and commissioned Edwina Mountbatten's tiara...
How is it, to hold in your hand? Does it fit your head? Is it really nicely made? Does it look very fake or a bit convincing?
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:26 PM
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I originally started out making Circlets for both me and my fellow Lord of the Rings fans to wear at Conventions.
I love your circlets, they're quite pretty!

You seem to be my kind of person! I too work in the convention world, so I'm familiar with how it goes...

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How is it, to hold in your hand? Does it fit your head? Is it really nicely made? Does it look very fake or a bit convincing?
1. I haven't publically worn it yet, but those who have seen it in the case have completely gone daffy for it, unable to believe it's fake. Compared to pieces I acquired from pageant or bridal suppliers, this is the most convincing tiara I own. *I* know it's not real, but due to the OBVIOUS difference between this and a standard chain-welded tiara - I'm terrified of travelling with it. The average person without a trained eye like ours would never know the difference. The craftsmanship is superb, it really is. It's not perfection, but it's definitely worth every penny spent.


2. It's heavier than any tiara I own so far - the weight is something I am having trouble adjusting to. Headaches are frequent. Having the velvet padded band is a god-send, as it prevents slipping - for the first time, I can put on a tiara without the need of my stylist coming in and doing my hair to hold it in place.

3. The size of the tiara when it arrived was quite small - but SLOWLY and GENTLY bending it open solved the issue. But I must stress, with any tiara - that you must be VERY careful not to over-bend it.

More photos here: http://thesilvermaiden.deviantart.co...tten-340883624


I think, if I save up for another one, I'll have Queen Alexandra's amethyst tiara made, or that one Faberge tiara...So many options, gah!
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I have a copy of Queen Mary's diamond stomacher and was wondering "too much " if I turned it into a long necklace with seed pearls ?
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My new replica

The first picture is the original
the second my new original
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That is stunning!! Wow!!

Here's my latest creation, which I'm calling The Pink Topaz Butterfly Tiara.

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Be gentle w/the comments, but I am interested in what you all think of it. :)
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You do nice work.
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Replica Tiara's

Where can I get a replica of Napoleonic Amethyst tiara? I love this tiara!
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Where can I get a replica of Napoleonic Amethyst tiara? I love this tiara!

do you have a picture of it? might have someone who can make you one
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i have the greatest honour in owning a fabulous hand made replica of The Imperial State Crown also The St Edwards Crown and also the Queen Victoria Diamond Colette and Earrings. I have also just acquired The George iv Tiara
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