Who else loves Etsy?! Crystal headpieces, heck yeah!

     If you've not had the chance to check out all the awesome people making awesome things on Etsy, do yourself a favor and go check it out sometime! You wont' be disappointed. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with an Etsy shop that makes gorgeous one-of-a-kind crystal headpieces (you'll find their links and info below). These images are from the first of a few different sets shot with a few different pieces from the shop. I love how they've turned out and totally love the crystals as an accessory.

     For this shoot, Paige and I focused on colors, contrast, and a bit of a moody vibe. We knew that we were going to be using the chunky blood-red crystal piece and I thought it would look really great, and really pop out if we paired that with the white-silver hair. Something about the blood-red colors with the silver hair really gives the scene a moody, witchy feel that I think really works here. Keeping the rest of the wardrobe black also really helps the silver and the red crystals really jump out just a bit more.

     For this shoot, knowing the mood was a bit darker, we met up for an early evening shoot, just as the sun set over the foothills. Considering it is early February the weather was amazing, just a slight cool breeze but still warm enough for the wardrobe we had selected. The open grassy area, with small yucca shrubs made for a really nice location, giving us almost a bit of an evening desert feel to the colors that I'm really loving.

     The headpiece itself is just plain awesome. A fun and unique accessory that I was really excited to get to work with. Flawlessly constructed using real crystal, it adds and ornamental, almost fantasy feeling to the images that is exactly what we had in mind. You've just got to love it when everything comes together and you get to do something new and different!

Crystal headpieces hand-made by Laura, of judyandmadeleine.com

You can check out her work at www.etsy.com/shop/judyandmadeleine as well as find her on Instagram @judyandmadeleine