Woodland fairy crown.
Made for a customer who was looking for a specific type of crown for her toddler girl; a floral fairy crown that had to be pink, sparkly, with a woodland, story book feel. It also specifically had to have a slight downward point on the forehead with some sort of charm attached. Working with a very tight budget, I set out to my local dollar store to grab a few inexpensive flowers. I knew exactly what I was looking for; a few twigs of brown stems with pink buds, one bunch of light pink foam roses, and a couple of smaller flowers in a darker shade of pink. To keep the cost down, the customer, a jewelry artist herself, had offered to donate various Swarovski crystal pieces that I could use in the crown.
First, I made the frame of the crown by shaping the brown twigs and loosely wrapped it in gold wire. Next, I attached twigs with pink budding flowers on each side, near the back of the crown. I made blooming flowers by reworking the petals of the foam roses I had purchased and used them to fill in the sides of the crown, along with small dark pink flowers, and green leaves on the inside of the crown. I twisted gold wire with clear Swarovski crystal beads and inserted these throughout to give sparkle and shine. Finally, I attached a Swarovski gem on the front point of the crown. I finished off the crown by adding a light pink ribbon to the back ends so that the size of the crown could be easily adjusted.
Requests to make woodland fairy crowns are rare, and even this has been my one and only thus far, so I was very excited to make this one. It's certainly a very enchanted piece!