Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Halloween Preparations

From this day forward, I am no longer allowed to complain about having an overwhleming schedule, or not being able to complete my daily duties in a timely fashion. I beg for abuse! I cordially invite torture! I bring it on myself and welcome it into my life. My latest project only proves it.

My brother has sent out invitations for a Halloween costume bash in my hometown. After much deliberation, I have, at the last minute, decided to go. As soon as the plans were confirmed, I jumped on the internet to find an appropriate costume. I will be going as Arwen (naturally!) from the coronation scene at the end of the movie. Unfortunately, the outfit contained a crown that was less-than worthy for the elven princess. So I set out to see if my jewelry skills would allow me to fashion one of my own.

What began as an experiment soon turned into a full-blown architectural project. I studied pictures of the actual crown and used wire to make mine as close as possible. DH actually helped by doing the back wirework for me. I then added beaded wires like the original, and the many (16!) beaded strands hanging from it. I can't wait to wear it! It will be such fun!

Please excuse the horrid pictures. I didn't have the time for proper exposure.

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This is the front of the crown. The wings of the butterfly lie right at my hairline.

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This is the side and back view of the crown. All the beads were my favorite part!

Now, I must go add the beads and finishing touches to my lovely gown. Yes, I will take pictures when I am in full dress. I even have the ears!

For comparison:

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