Dream Wednesday, Jun 25 2014 

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I would rather spend my whole life chasing an unattainable dream than to live out my days in mere mediocrity.

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Marelle Couture Bridal Collection slideshow Sunday, Feb 16 2014 

Royal Couture Saturday, Dec 14 2013 

Always in awe of the Victorian era it was only natural I would combine my style with vintage materials to create a Royal Couture Accessory line.

Even as a child I would hunt down antiques with my father. I loved everything about it. Now I find myself surrounded with vintage jewelry, hardware, fabrics, bottles, clothing, etc. It’s all around me in my studio and that is how I create my pieces, by the materials and what they inspire. Many times I never know how a piece will come out, I just go with it.
By far my favorite pieces to create are my crowns….

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Brass trinkets and treasures…. The one on the bottom is a Royal Brass work in progress.

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It is amazing what a crown will be composed of.  This one, for instance, started as a metal ashtray holder with a glass ashtray in the center.  The glass ashtray is now a candle holder.

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My Black Queen’s Headpiece was inspired by a vintage drawer handle.  You just never know what will inspire something grand….

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