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 Post subject: Tiaras
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:16 pm 
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When I was reading new articles on AJU, I stumbled on another new one which is excellent.
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Thanks Barbra!

I enjoyed it alot. I really loved the examples through the time reflecting the fashions of the period and their influences.

Makes me want to craft one. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tiaras
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You realize, I'm sure, that the binocular loupes used for jewelry making and gem cutting are just a specialized form of tiara. I'm thinking of adding some stones to my Optivisor just get more with the whole feel of the "Gem thing".

O.K., enough silliness. I really think that's a neat article Barbra. I particularly like the ancient diadem images. Thanks for the link!

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 Post subject: Re: Tiaras
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Flitters wrote:
Makes me want to craft one. :D


It does, doesn't it? Would it that I had the craft talent, the materials and the customer to do it for! Or that I could wear it myself! *sometimes the fair sex does have a fair advantage over us other ones*

Makes me wonder, has anybody in here made a tiara? Albe? Harriet? Are they even in demand these days? It says so in the article, but I have seen less than five tiaras that's been made in the last fifty years or so. But then I'm not living in a very tiaresque country.

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 Post subject: Re: Tiaras
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I'm sure the one in the picture Barbra posted was meant for me 8) . Wonder how it got away?!

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It didn't get away.....your cat found it:
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 Post subject: Re: Tiaras
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 Post subject: Re: Tiaras
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Are they even in demand these days?


Yups, someone must be making 'm... there is a prospering market for 'm.

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 Post subject: Re: Tiaras
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yups, neverthless i bet many of the pictured are made by crap...... :lol:
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oh, for shua, as is all other contemporary jewelry...

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There is a large percentage of jewelry from ALL periods which is crap.

The crap usually doesn't survive, but trust me, IT WAS PRODUCED!

Furthermore, there are several contemporary designers and manufacturers who are pure genius and their work will survive and be treasured in the future, as it deserves to be.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiaras
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Jung Kee wrote:
It does, doesn't it? Would it that I had the craft talent, the materials and the customer to do it for! Or that I could wear it myself! *sometimes the fair sex does have a fair advantage over us other ones*.


Well Junk Kee I think you would probably look fine and dandy in one specially since the 80's style is back. GO bell bottoms and Tiaras! :mrgreen:

I agree with Alberto in that those pictured in the link are all 'disposable' however, I do not think all "contemporary jewelery" is garbage. That would depend on the designer and materials used.

Hmm... Now I am seriously thinking about making one. "Nothing is Impossible" :wink:

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Flitters wrote:
That would depend on the designer and materials used.


and by the skill of the goldsmith who made it, i would add.......

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Hmm... Now I am seriously thinking about making one. "Nothing is Impossible" :wink:


why not? please report with pictures when you've finished!
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Alberto wrote:
Flitters wrote:
That would depend on the designer and materials used.


and by the skill of the goldsmith who made it, i would add.......

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Hmm... Now I am seriously thinking about making one. "Nothing is Impossible" :wink:


why not? please report with pictures when you've finished!
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Oh yeah and the skillset of it's creator of course. :)

Absolutely I'll post it.
I've got to go through my stuff and partner stones. I am really liking this idea. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tiaras
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Alberto wrote:
yups, neverthless i bet many of the pictured are made by crap...... :lol:
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When I had a small shop in a very rural area in the U.S. every high school princess, and all of the royalty for every county, city and even every fair, (you know the "Farm Queen"), HAD to have their tiara's. I must have sold a dozen of these a year and not a one was over $100, (and they always complained about that). They were all made from soldered together sheet metal cups with glass mirror back "gems". I am quite intimate with how they are made because I had to fix them constantly during the spring and summer. No point in making something real, because they'd get used for three months and then get put in a box to be pulled out every 5 years and gazed at longingly as a momento of the owners youth.

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