Friday, October 25, 2013

Crowning Glory

Paper Crown, the shop I consider to be my "home" paper arts store, celebrated seven years in business recently.  When the shop first opened, owner Cindy asked people to make paper crowns for display.  I was still working then and wasn't aware of Paper Crown and all the fun of paper arts. Now that I shop and take classes fairly regularly there, I didn't want to miss out on the chance to make a crown for the seventh "birthday" of the store. Blogger wasn't working for me at the time so this is a bit delayed, but here's my crown.
It's a bit papal, but I needed all that space to add vintage appliques, beads, tulle, crepe paper, brooches and sequins.  The gold rosette and the festooning around the bottom are made from vintage Dennison crepe paper, circa 1950s, that I found in the original packaging at a flea market.  The background paper and the cream lace rose are new, as is the gold glitter trim around the top.
If you'd like to see the other crowns, just click here. They're all lovely, and lots of techniques and great products are on display. I'll have another crown to show you soon, made for the Halloween Soiree tomorrow at Paper Crown.

A big thank you to Cindy for stocking her shop with tons of beauty and inspiration for the past seven years, and for finding so many talented instructors. I look forward to many more years of shopping and creating at Paper Crown!


  1. This is marvelous!! Thank you for sharing. I will check out the shop.

  2. Your crown is wonderful! I love the muted tones blended with the shimmers of bling!

  3. Just beautiful!

    It was great to see you today!

  4. WOW! I laughed because I thought it looked a bit "papal" when I first saw it -- but in a fabulous way!

  5. B E A U T I F U L !!

    I have not been creative lately. I am taking an art class this afternoon to get my craft mojo back.

  6. Papal or not, your crown is gorgeous! I have never made a crown, but always wanted to try. You did a fabulous job on yours.