Fascinator Crowns

“A fascinator is a headpiece, a style of millinery. The word originally referred to a fine, lacy head covering akin to a shawl and made from wool or lace, but mostly feathers. In the modern usage, it refers to a woman’s alternative to hat for formal attire; it is usually a large hair decoration on a band or clip with elaborate trimmings and decoration like a formal hat and it can incorporate a base to make it a miniature hat.” Wikipedia.

There’s a long story behind how I began making these crowns, but it would be easier for you to ask me about them when you meet me at a show, rather than to write about it here.

As a test, I created my own crown, which I call, “Titania” (look it up and you’ll see why!) Then I made a more masculine one for my husband, which I call, “Oberon” (again, look it up!)

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Titania

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Side view of Titania

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Oberon

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Side view of Oberon

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I lost track of how many people asked if I was selling Fascinator Crowns, and now the answer is, YES!

As with the bowls, no two are ever alike. I incorporate an organic sense in all of them, but the things I use to make them are not alive (for obvious reasons.) As an antiques dealer, I am now collecting anything and everything I can to take apart and then use on the crowns.

I will take a few photos, but also like the bowls, once they are gone, I will never make another exactly like it again. Prices begin at $15.00 for the most simple, and go up according to how long they take me to make, and what I use in them.

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Front view

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Back view

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