Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Crown box

FIT FOR A QUEEN!

I got so inspired!! I'm not sure why I had to make a little crown for one of my sweet boxes, but I'm glad I did. This was challenging, to say the least. But it turned out pretty cute, if I do say so. I used three pieces of strip brass, and attached them all with solder. Whew. Wasn't sure it was going to work, but it did.

Then it had to have some bling, don't you think? So I attached a vintage button, and some vintage necklace rhinestones.
I was going to list this on Etsy, but I need to live with it for a little while, just to enjoy the accomplishment!! Ha ha.
Queen Elizabeth, eat your heart out.
What do you guys think, like it? Should I make more? I'm working on a birdhouse right now, hmmm. This is challenging!

25 comments:

Gwynnie B Designs said...

It's simply divine, Riki! Truly a beautiful creation. Don't blame you for not wanting to list it. Can't wait to see the birdhouse!!

xXoO
Gwynnie

Kim Palmer said...

This is gorgeous Riki, make more! Mind you, a bird house sounds fabulous too!

Molly Alexander said...

Love Love LOVE this Riki! Your talent never ceases to amaze me! :-) Molly

diane said...

I definitely likey =) And, yes, it is fit for a Queen!

slommler said...

Love the crown. All us princesses need them!! As a reminder of our royalty!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Jules said...

WOW RIki! It's Fabulous! I love it. AFter you've lived with it and loved it....let me know :) I would love to live with it too! I have the perfect spot for it ... right next to my Tiara :)

stregata said...

Fabulous, Riki!!!! Go where your muse leads - she is on the right track! Geez, would I love to have a play day with you! Can't wait to see the bird house...

Esther said...

lovely royal bling bling!! beautiful !!

Julie Pishny said...

Riki-
NICE! The crown is the perfect shape and the rhinestones add just the right amount of age and sparkle to the piece. You are onto something here...beautiful work.

I love to cross over into new territory, it keeps me on my toes...and one thing just leads to another...

How large is your little crown? Love it - hugs.julie

romantic decay said...

I think this is GREAT! Yes you should make more. Keep us posted.

Mari Torres said...

Love it!! :)

Lisa Loria said...

Darling Crown Riki!
Email me if you want some "Helping Hands"
I can hold out a set for you!
Hugs,
Lisa Loria

sharon said...

What could be more gorgeous than this?!!

More,more, more!!

Stephani said...

My My Girl! Pretty cute to say the Least! It is just the cats pajamas, as my dad would say! Awesome work Riki! Hugs!:)

Cindy said...

Riki, what a stunning box to had to your line. I love the dimension and the wonderful rhinestones!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Riki..this box is kicking hot!!Wow!!Love the bling!I really wish I knew how to solder..I have all the stuff just haven't given it a try yet....oh I'm so inspired!Big Hugs,Cat

The Joy of Nesting said...

Miss R,

How is your heart these days??? I hope you are having more quiet healing moments then angry defenseless ones each day. I do stop a number of times a day to send you a bit of a hug&positive chi my kindred sister!:)

Oh My Gosh Miss R you have hit a home run with this fandabulous little box!!! Gads Look how many others I have to get in line behind who "just have to have it!!" You have been blessed with such amazing gifts and with your "cajaitas" (little boxes) you have brought them all together in perfect harmony, creating such lovely little symphonies!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

missficklemedia.com said...

More! More! More! Make more!
I see the little crowns as charms hanging off antique glass bottles, too.

Charlene said...

ADORE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, More!!!! My class with Diane was wonderful! We had so much fun! Wish you & Diana could have been with us when we went shopping the next day. Saw some cute stuff! But, we had the hubby's with us & buying was some what at a minimum. Although, mine was pretty much into spending. HUGS! Charlene

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

It's a beauty, and you're a clever one to make it. So lovely and vintage looking. Brilliant!

robin dudley-howes said...

oh my Riki! don't you love a good challenge? and you pulled it off! it's all about the process I say! sorry you had all you stuff stolen..it's so awful.
robin

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That is just stunning, Riki! Great job.

I'm so glad you had fun playing with Chester's photo last night. Isn't that site a hoot?

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Anne

Wordpress Development said...

I can't believe how talented you are. I am so impressed with your work. Good job!

Perth Jewerly said...

WOWWW; Love the crown. Riki, this is total perfect, I have not seen something so beautiful like this! gorgoeus!!
Hugs
Rita

Gemfind.com said...

A Clear zoom on crown........Awesome. :)