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Dragonfly and leaves  crown by ElnaraNiall Dragonfly and leaves  crown by ElnaraNiall
This is a crown I just recently completed. It is full circle, with a closed back. Starts thinner in the front, and continues into a larger back.

The stone is a hexagon-cut blue Siberian quartz and is energy-activated. It was provided by the customer, who will be having a very spiritual ceremony and had the specific requirement that the stone was supposed to touch her forehead and the design of the headpiece had to have opposing spirals, and be nature inspired. She also mentioned she liked dragonflies.

So this is what I came up with, so as to meet all requirements. The stone was a bit big, so as to minimize it visually, I extended some leaves and tendrils to go over it. There are spirals in the back of the setting that keep the stone in place and provide the opening necessary to ensure contact between the stone and her forehead.

The headpiece was entirely hand sculpted from Sterling and Fine silver, and then antiqued.
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Given 2012-02-17
Dragonfly and leaves crown by ~ElnaraNiall this piece is just beautiful. ( Suggested by STelari and Featured by UnicornReality )
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Exnihilo-nihil Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Writer
featured in the special "Atlantis" here [link]
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malentia Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just beautifull ^^
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ManiacalFreak Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning work! You did a very good job in making this! I am sure the person you made this for, was very happy with it! I love the spirals and the leaves yoyu added to this, it was a very nice touch!
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Waterlily05 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning work ^_^
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growing-miracles Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Beautiful
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eebboB Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
beautiful!
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do4-sfinksa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
How wonderful! If not a secret: what instruments did you use? I don't know anything about it...
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Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Beautiful. :)
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Jkcrystal2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Artist
WOW! this is so amazing, beautiful and great.
Did you make this picture?
wondful great job!
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bonfoi Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
You are remarkably talented, and I'm thankful you share your images with us.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, so gorgeous!
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AngelxofxMediocrity Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFULLL
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thecircusgirl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
i loved it so much! the details, the leafs, everything *o*
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daylightnightlife Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely gorgeous!
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Lawri-san Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so beautiful ♥
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Verlit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Artist
it is so beautiful~~~~
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SwanofWar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Writer
-grabbies- Must...have....WHYYYYYY? T^T
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AnimeSlugg59 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
this looks very beautiful somethin i should be wearing lol!
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Coercri Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks incredible! I thought it was a ring at first, but a crown? Wow! I'd love to see it used. And I'd buy it (or beg my boyfriend to buy it for me? lol) if it was a ring.

Just lovely. :heart: :+fav:

Congratulations on the DD! It's well deserved indeed.
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kaichi1342 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beatifull!!! :wow:
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kaichi1342 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Beautiful!!! ^^
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BTHardy1993 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Nice job.
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bsumbu4 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
What eyes to go with that crown. :ninja:
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Averant Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's absolutely and stunningly gorgeous! What intricate craftsmanship!
Indubitably worthy of critical acclaim and its DD. Well done! +Fave!
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tcstudios Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely work. Would love to see it being worn.
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is very beautiful! Congratulations on your DD!
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DitzyIzzy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I thought it was a ring at first. i would love to have it as a ring!!
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SonGohanZ Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sweet *-*
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prettiest-potato Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
o_o
O_O
That is beautiful!
I'd love to have that @w@
So...shiny...
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
A beautiful piece! Wonderful job.
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brujimoon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! it's the most beautiful thing i ever seen!! :love:
it's so delicated, (and i love the blue) you really did an awesome work, you has all a gift in you hands!
congrats for the DD :)
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GalacticRainbow Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh it looks so tiny, but i bet its bigger in real life lol :D
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pinklemonadepirate Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Ooooh, it's so pretty...but I'd be scared to wear it, it looks so delicate D:
And it kind of reminds me of Rowena Ravenclaw's diadem tbh :lol:
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supersockmonkey Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
wow this is so beautiful looking :heart:
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Ashalenorae Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really beautiful
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Cresenta-Lark Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG. It's so gorgeous! :heart:
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Alexandra-Blue Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Incredibly beautiful.
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mia41376 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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HollyBear007 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, that's so pretty! the sapphire is my birthstone!
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RaiDoodles Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I'm such a big fan of the swirling leaves/vines! :heart:
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG!!!!!!!! That's soooo amazing!!!!!!!! You did a good job meeting all of their requirements.
Love the color of that stone!!!!!!!
Well deserving of your DD!!!!!!!!!!
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Leneeh Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!
I want that crown on my head right now!
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Jayemzedify Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
wow! this is absolutley amazing! <3
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Nekochan1313113 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Beautiful! :D
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gcurry1972 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love! But I don't see dragonflies.
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xXIttlesXx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Digital Artist
They're on the sides. See? [link] :3
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Rainbowgal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good gracious, this is a CROWN? It looks really heavy! How talented and creative you are to make this beautiful object!
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vienna-kangaroo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... that's gorgeous! What a work of art! Bless the person who gets to wear that masterpiece :D
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marksguitar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
very elf like. I like it, beautiful job
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