It’s always fun to try something new, which is why I was really excited to receive a custom order for a wedding crown. Some of you may know that I have a wedding stylist company named Maravilla Make-Up. I’ve been trying to connect the dots between the wedding biz and the jewelry biz and develop a line of wedding accessories. That hasn’t exactly come to fruition yet, but getting an order for a wedding related accessory was definitely a step in that direction.
My client had a Swedish friend who will be getting married this month and she wanted to gift her at the wedding shower with a wire wrapped Swedish wedding crown. I didn’t know what a Swedish wedding crown looked like, so I (of course) Googled it (what did we do before Google for God’s sake?) to find images and also perused crowns on Etsy to get some ideas about shape and size. Since I’d never made anything like this, I was definitely was on board for a bit of a mental challenge!!
After constructing the frame and first bit of wiring to stabilize it, I sent some photos. We decided that after each “row” of wrapping I’d check in with some photos until she felt we had what she had envisioned. We wanted it to be structured around the base, but definitely keep a feeling of airiness as well.
We stopped after three rows, but if someone wanted a very ornate one, the wiring could have been taken all the way up, or even had a few beads or rhinestones thrown in. Hmmmmm, I may have found my new pastime, constructing crowns for all the fairy princesses out there.