Silver Spider Coronet

For my beautiful and patient wife, Aureliana Curva, I made the very first diadem.

The band is fine silver anointed with crystal and pearl encrusted spiders.

I learned a lot from this project and made SO many mistakes. Looking back at this now the spiders ( which are made of painted pot metal) were soldered on using electrical solder ( very low temp). The silver band (fine silver) is WAY too high a gauge making the entire artifact so heavy that prolonged use actually causes headaches, not to mention the ridiculous material cost.

I would do the entire so very differently except that the artifact brings so much joy to my wife that I would not exchange that for anything.

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