Wedding tiara design process - Continued Posted on 22 May 20:00

So the design has progressed to the point in which I went through the final design decisions with my customer. We spent enough time going through all the necessary things from design choices crucial measurements.

Shine of the woodland crown

Most crucial things we decided on were:

  • Green translucent agate as a centerpiece
  • Shining finishing
  • Forged texture pattern
  • Visible but not too large or prominent

I drew out the different possible variations for the side chains and couple different front designs based on her favourite choice. We decided to go with the larger front piece with smaller curves to keep the front more fitting to the proportions of her face. And since the actual tiara should have the main focus without any extra movement, the simple downward hanging chains were chosen. 

Tiara front and side extras designs

Flow of nature and mind

The side designs of the tiara seemed to flow around Celtic style curves. Starting first with more hectic design I ended up doing these designs not in one day but during several weeks. You can see how the design matured through a plainly nature themed and via love themed winds to the classical combination of wild nature swirling around the sides. (Which ended up being my personal favourite as well as hers)

Tiara side designs one to four


At this point I was still coming up with several designs more. They varied from pure leaves to a more musical themed curves. And finally I made two radically different designs just in case my customer would have different styles in mind. These last designs ended up being the pure Elvish design and more futuristic and simplistic style.

Tiara side design from 5 to 8


Side product ideas

There was also talk about several side products for the wedding day:

  • Ring for the bride: Silver, forged texture, shining finishing with a small harmony - vesica piscis attached (peridot as a stone) - Which I ended up creating (Forest Daughter - Tuulikki Ring)
  • Cufflinks for the groom: Silver, forged texture, shining finishing with a small harmony - vesica piscis attached (peridot as a stone)
  • Earrings for the Mother of the Bride


Next to come - Beginning the creation process (flow)

On my next blog I will write about the beginning of the jewelry creation process: What is good to have and know before you start making the piece.