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Heirloom Jewellery and Tiaras are constructed around a vintage or antique piece of jewellery...these are 'repurposed' and made into something unique and amazing for today's bride. These pieces are limited to the vagaries of availability and condition of old pieces of jewellery, many of which are a once in a lifetime find...this means that the probability is that this piece can never be repeated.
Megan Heirloom Tiara features two pieces of antique and vintage jewellery - the central oval focal piece started out as a 1940's Bohemian glass brooch surrounded with silver foiled claw set diamante in a goldtone setting - I embellished this with tiny antique rose Swarovski crystal beads, before adding a rainbow effect of Swarovski aurora borealis crystal then progressing onto the next layer which was a 1950's necklace in the same glass - this is known as rose opalescent and is made with gold-foiling which gives the glass its special glow. These beautiful cabochons were also originally set with claw set silver foiled crystal to which I added the same tiny antique rose contemporary Swarovski crystal - I layered this with silver foiled opalescent rocailles before adding another layer of Swarovski aurora borealis.
band is handmade and is finished off with silverfoiled rose opalescent rocailles.
The tiara measures approx. 2.25 inches / 5.5 cm tall.
One Only - £165.00
Design, Text and Photographs Copyright Stephanie Lewis-Cooper
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