Brand new to my shop! The ideal crown for mermaids, sea priestesses, and devotees of ocean deities (such as Poseidon, Amphitrite, Aphrodite, Ran, Aegir, Njord, Manannan, or the Nine Undines). It would also be perfect for a bride to wear at her summer, Boho, or sea-themed wedding.
The central pendant is a Mykonos cast copper scallop shell (with beautiful blue-green patina), on a chain of hand-worked copper links featuring blue apatite rounds interspersed with genuine shells, half-electroplated orange/metallic silver Czech crystal rondelles, and electroplated teal Czech crystal faceted rounds. The handmade chain attaches to a continuous antiqued copper chain which molds easily to the shape of your head, making it extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear. The crown measures about 22 1/2 inches, with the pendant measuring about 1/2 inch. There are no clasps to fiddle with, you just rest the crown atop your head and go!
The crown is $50, however it is eligible for layaway provided said layaway plan complies with my policies. I encourage everyone to please take a look at these; they have recently been updated, the biggest change being that as of 7/24/15 I now require that all NEW layaway plans be paid down within four months. This change has been necessary because I have a LOT of people who will ask for a layaway, make maybe one payment after several months, and then the item just sits there in my inventory–which causes me to lose money because I spent money on supplies to make it and have still made only a fraction of that money back. In some cases, this has continued for six months or more. (Literally; I still have some things on layaway that I made and put up for sale after GemFaire in November. While I am truly grateful that people want to buy my items at all, and I DO plan to continue offering the layaway option, this is something I cannot afford.)
And finally, for the curious–yes, that IS my head in the photos, modeling the crown, and yes, my hair is currently platinum blonde. Why? Well, I bleached it with plans to dye it either cotton candy pink or aqua blue (or both, in succession, since I work from home now and don’t have to worry about complying with any company dress codes other than my own)–but then Odin liked it platinum so much that it has stayed at that stage for a while. (He also has a thing for disguises and masks, so it WILL end up being one of the aforementioned colors eventually.)