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A Quartz Crown Fit For an Ice QueenSunday, September 13, 2015
It's almost been two weeks since my last post, it's been a bit tough adjusting to life without my beloved Wilhelmina, but I...
It's almost been two weeks since my last post, it's been a bit tough adjusting to life without my beloved Wilhelmina, but I'm getting there.Who'd have thought a furry little four-legged creature could have such a big impact?
Anyway, on to this post! I've definitely got a thing for Ice Queens. Sure, some of them can be pretty evil, but they're also terrifyingly and chillingly beautiful. (See what I did there?)
Ever since creating this look back in December, I'd been searching for the perfect crown to complement those cool toned products I have in my makeup collection and to really add another dimension to my Ice Queen looks. The high street and major fashion retailers both proved next to useless in my search, largely stocking fairly drab and unimaginative headpieces.
Undeterred, I turned to Depop - never my first port of call - and literally leapt in to the air in delight when I found that one of my favourite sellers had exactly what I was looking for. She designs, makes and sells her own jewellery, which is admirable in itself, but her designs are simply breathtaking. The vibe I get from her store is a cross between raw, natural beauty and Superman's Fortress of Solitude. And that's definitely a good thing.
Whilst the majority of the items in the store are gorgeous, the one that really stood out for me was a Quartz crown aptly named 'The Clarity Crown'. It took me about 0.2 seconds to decide whether to purchase or not!
My crown arrived within just a couple of days, beautifully packaged in a metallic spray painted box. Inside it was cushioned with sprinkles of shiny confetti and lavender leaves. Those little touches make it all the more magical when purchasing something a little bit out of the ordinary.
I was also quite afraid that my crown might get damaged in transit, as it looked as delicate as it was stunning. Fortunately, the excellent packaging did its job and it reached me in pristine condition.
The Quartz crystals are polished to within an inch of perfection, crystal clear and without a mark upon them. They're attached to a silver plated band with silver plated wires, and overall it really is as delicate as it first looked so maybe don't be wearing it to a rave or something!
Each crystal is of a different size and shape, and it's this non-uniformity that gives it that little something extra - you just get the feeling that no two crowns look the same, that each one is unique.
What I find most remarkable about the crown is the way that the crystals glisten in the sunlight, but of course unlike a true Ice Queen's crown, it doesn't melt away in to nothingness.
The Depop seller in question is none other than Lunargirl (LINK). She has crowns in a wide variety of colours along with magical necklace, earrings and rings. I've even spotted an Iridescent Crown that shall be mine!
I'd definitely recommend checking out the website, or finding her on depop - if you're in to headpieces and mythical looking crystals, you won't be disappointed!