After Jeudi's outfit and the start of my mom's corset/bodice, I offered to create a crown for an unofficial illustration contest on iStockphoto.com.
The first attempt is modeled by Jeudi:
We added some soup/fruit cans to the mix, as well as some cheapy rhinestones and a couple gold shoelaces.
Being flexible, it also doubles as a wonderful necklace!
Breakdown of costs:
Can Tabs = FREE
Jewels with rims = $1 per pack of 6 jewels (clearance at hobby store)
Gold shoelaces = 30 cents a pair (eBay lot)
Clasp finding from old belt = next to FREE
Total = $1.30