This evening we are invited to a 1920s-style celebration of the graduation of a good friend. I have to admit, what with the end of term and all that came with it I had pushed the thought of what to wear to the far end of my mind.
However, the day is here and I had nothing to wear. A quick trip to a charity shop and a dress was found (if a little tight – time to try that diet again), lots of jewellery is available, but the hair was a bit of an issue.
I found a good website for an easy tutorial of what to do, but it included a headband.
So one was needed and luckily I still had lots of beads available from the time we got married (and I had the mental idea of making everything, including my dress and jewellery, myself – other story). It took less than 10min to make once I had decided what to do.
Here is what I used:
- 1 length of decor gems (the kind used on cakes)
- 1 necklace fastener and 2 links
- 1 large, oval, flowery stick-on embellishment
- a few beads on a string (can be bought already linked for bracelets etc.)
- 3 black feathers
- glue gun
I measured the decor gems to fit around my head and connected the ends with the necklace fastener attached to the links.
Once I was happy that everything fit around my head I then stuck the oval embellishment to the gem string with my glue gun. On the opposite side I attached the feathers toward the top and different lengths of the stringed beads hanging off the bottom. I looped some of the beads back to the oval and stuck everything in place with the glue gun.
This is what the end product looked like:
A very simple 1920s-inspired headband, easily made in a short time.