the findings laid out on top of the drawn pattern
The base is constructed of a basic band shape with the more intricate frame secured via tie wire.
the wire frame
detail: wire wrapped in gold hercules braid
Gold netting was stretched over the frame and then the findings were stitched on.
I then spray painted the tiara to tone down the gold and make it look “richer.”
Elizabethan tiara I used as inspiration for the basic silhouette of Viola’s tiara
After I achieved the proper shades of gold, I attached the jewels and set pearls in the centers of all the metal flower findings.