I always wanted to make Regency tiaras, which were very common around 1800. I wanted them to be sturdy and enduring and so I didn't try them until I finished jewelry school and got the commission from a friend. Here I want to show you a small making-of, the whole process takes several hours.
|One of the many paintings and existing pieces for inspiration|
|I sawed the base from a brass sheet...|
|...then the various parts are soldered on. A lot of sanding is needed in between and afterwards.|
|The tiaras are ready for the gilder.|
|The finished piece. Coral beads are attached and it is ready to wear!|
|The first one which is a bit smaller due to test material sizes.|
|The expert's try: it keeps well on the head, even while dancing! :)|
You're interested in a Regency tiara for yourself? You can contact me at contact @ orniello.com!