As so many blog post start, “sorry I haven’t posted in awhile”, so begins this one. Most of my non crafting energy, since my last post has gone into building my website, which I hope you’ve had a chance to look at www.RichardBradleyDesigns.com . Meanwhile, during this new era of Covid-19, I haven’t been doing any craft shows and I’m learning to make my business more “virtual”. So, in the spirit of virtual marketing, I present to you my first self made fashion video.
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Selecting A Band For Your Tiara Or Crown
I’ve made a variety of bands so far and it seems I’m still getting requests for yet other styles, so the purpose of this post is to let you know what I’m familiar with and how each one works. I hope this helps you decide what works best for you and that my readers give me feed back on what people are looking for.
The first type is the vertical comb tiara…
For this style all the ornamentation is attached, perpendicularly, to a hair comb and there are rings attached for bobby pins. This is a good choice for flat, less puffy hair styles and it’s good for short hair and works better on real hair as opposed to wigs.
The most popular is the basic headband…
This type is a basic U band with a ring at each end for bobby pins or a stretch cord, elastic or ribbon to secure it. The band sits at an angle and the ornamentation is vertical. Most of my clients find this to be the most comfortable choice, especially performers who need to make quick costume changes.
Then there’s the head band with an under-wire…
This is recommended for larger, heavier pieces, the under-wire allows for more bobby pins to give added security.
Of corse, I’m always exploring other options and if you have any suggestions, I welcome them most eagerly!
Thinking Beyond The Dead Of Winter
Yes, it’s the dead of winter, there’s a foot of snow on the ground and the temperature is in the single digits. So, to warm myself up I must think of spring and work on new items that bring warm thoughts of Carnival Balls and Summer Galas. With that in mind, I bring you this “Gilded Lily” tiara.
This piece is now available in my Etsy Shop, but may be subject to prior sale.
Here’s some close up views for you…
Gaining Momentum With My 12 Week Challenge
I got up bright and early this morning and put together this whimsical little tiara. In the center and off to the sides you’ll notice the spiraling empty settings, after I have this piece plated I’ll be setting pearls into them.
Just to be sure you’re aware, all of the items posted during my Twelve Week Creative Challenge have a raw finish and will be plated, patinated, and/or enameled at the end of this motivational project.
Day Twenty Of My Twelve Week Creative Challenge
Today I did some more work on this butterfly tiara, I think I need to take a break and get back to it, it needs something and I just don’t know what. But that’s what I have to show for day 20 of my twelve week creative challenge.
Day Two Of My twelve Week Challenge
Well I made some progress today, building this butterfly tiara. I would have liked to have finished soldering it today, but it just doesn’t look quite right to me, sometimes it’s best to just walk away from things and view it with fresh eyes tomorrow.
Cosmic Unicornz, Fashion Show At Pop Allston
I loaned some pieces to Cosmic Unicornz, for a fashion show called Pop Allston’s Pride Party over the weekend and what a time they must have had…
Now here’s a girl who really knows how to rock a tiara!
As a designer and maker of such bold sparkly objects, it’s such a treat to see them worn in the spirit for which they were created. Just look at my Mermaid Queen necklace and tiara on this lovely young model…
And remember, these items and so many more are available in my shop.
Hey, I’m On Instagram!
So, if you have a chance, have a look. click
I’m kind of new to this so any advise is most welcome. And, if you follow me, It will give me a chance to see what you’ve been up to as well.
Okay, the set is complete! What do you think?
You might remember, a while ago, I did a post on a commission I was working on? Well, the set is completed! I’d love to know what you think, so feel free to leave a comment.
Here’s a link to the original post CLICK .
Well it seems that winter is upon us and although I prefer the warmer weather, I’m looking forward to a creative hibernation in my much neglected studio. In preparing for this I realize that a good cleaning is in order. So as part of my organizational effort, and to raise funds for future projects, I’ve decided to sell off some of my design portfolio from the 1980’s, and at some very good prices too.
If you see anything here that interests you, then please visit my online shop by clicking HERE. If you see something you like in the “Vintage collectable” section, and it exceeds your budget, feel free to make me an offer, but please be reasonable.
Thanks for checking out my rosy little world,