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Woodland fairy crown.

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. 

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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. 

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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! 

Flower girl baskets + ring bearer pillows in tiffany blue.

Flower girl baskets + ring bearer pillows in tiffany blue.

Cute as a cupcake in a coral bow tie.

Cute as a cupcake in a coral bow tie.