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    Baroque Pearl Senior Guide Member imanit's Avatar
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    Base is a metal hair band with those comb like "teeth". Pearls and Swarovski on thin (32) metal wire.
    Originally it was little fuller and bigger. I made it for her wedding, together with necklace, bracelet and earrings. She looked like a chandelier in my opinion... but when does mothers opinion count ???? She wanted this "look" LoL...
    Ivona

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    Oh, Ivona-----------LOL!

    Goodness! You gave me a good laugh this am!! I'm no doubt fortunate to have had 2 boys only!
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    Sweet! The hair is an even better accessory!

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    Baroque Pearl Senior Guide Member imanit's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GemGeek View Post
    Sweet! The hair is an even better accessory!

    My daughter hair it's a whole another story..... I don't remember what the natural color is....... For graduation it was orange, for wedding red, now it's hot pink......

    I gave up few years ago on commenting.....
    Ivona

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    I know Ivona, I know, there, there...my daughter's just 23 and why she'd want to do anything but wash & dry her beautiful curly hair, I don't know! I almost despair. She irons it straight, too. My only hope of seeing it natural is maybe soon, since she's in her first ap't and money is tight...much as we love and defend them, who understands this weird color trend?
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    Giving this thread a bump and relisting the, ahem, rules--

    OK! It's official then! TIARA/BILLIMENT/CORONET/CROWN Design Contest!

    How do these work for "rules"?

    1. Design and create the adornment of your choice, using pearls as your primary gems.

    2. Other gemstones and materials can be included.

    3. Post pictures, or drawings, detailing the materials used and any design challenges. A picture of you wearing your creation would be delightful!

    4. Contest starts now, and will end on Feburary 14, 2012. Valentine's Day will be perfect to make our debut in our new Pearl Adornments!

    5. ALL contestants will receive an award (not yet decided on) for participating!

    6, Multiple entries allowed. Previously made items allowed!

    Any suggestions and comments? These rules can be modified! I hope this will give us something fun to work on through those dreary days of January!
    Last edited by pattye; 02-14-2011 at 04:51 PM. Reason: change date
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    Wish I had the time to do this! I look forward to seeing all the entries.

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    LOL, have adjusted the ending date for the TIARA/BILLIMENT/CORONET/CROWN Design Contest!

    Contest starts now, and will end on Feburary 14, 2012. Valentine's Day 2012 will be perfect to make our debut in our new Pearl Adornments!
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    Thanks. I have a vision, but haven't had the time!

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    Me, too! Thanks for extension...from the ultimate procrastinator.

    And happy Valentine's Day to all!

    Sheri

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    Yea!!!! An Extension, thank you, to Infinity!

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    Wow.. what a gift to read this~! I was so shy for days to even open this thread. I am so happy to have another 361 days to work out my grand plans. My offer still stands for the prize, and now I have so much time to collect more special pieces to sweeten the pot~
    MAY THE GAMES RE-BEGIN!
    Thank you for the extension!
    Cheers, Sarah
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    Default the stages of a tiara (which turned into a crown)

    I thought I would share these photos of how we made this "tiara"... which in the making of, morphed in a pearl "crown".
    I started out with some heavy gauge steel wire (from the hardware store), and measured it around my own head. The hardest part was trying to figure out how to "apply" the pearls, and cover up the ugly wire. We decided to make two lengths of a base to give stability... and that worked well, but now I know that the base wire has to be bigger than your head.. because the more decoration you add.. it shrinks. I had originally envisioned the center piece to sit on and just above the forehead.. but as the tiara shrunk into a crown, the whole piece took on new "visions". For the center piece I took apart an old South Sea shell necklace and attached it with copper wire, I also took apart some fun costume jewelry earrings and harvested the gold vermeil floral bits to frame the pearls. We wrapped lavender color nylon thread around the base wires and threaded all different sorts of pearls between the two base wires. For the finale I pegged and glued in a striking coupling of a natural color metallic free form Chinese fresh water pearl and a lovely Sea of Cortez mabe.
    The was just the first attempt here.. I plan to make more of these head pieces.. It was really really fun to make this.. and not half as much fun as it was to watch different people at the Pearl Ruckus try it on. For more photos of that you can visit my blog, where I posted my favorites.
    The second head piece (which will hopefully STAY a tiara) is already in the works. I hope this will inspire some of you... and remember to allow enough length for the finishing!
    Cheers, Sarah
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    Wow Sarah! Loved to see how you worked your way to elaborate everybody's favorite Pearl Tiara
    Everyone at the Pearl Ruckus Loved it!
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    It's so FABOO!