Her mother suggested I get dress-up clothes for her for Christmas.
|Me wearing the tiara|
Here's how to make a tiara.
Cut off a long length of wire. If you run out of wire before the end just add another more wire.
You take and ordinary hair band and wrap flexible jewelry wire around it. (fig 1, 2)
|Fig. 1 Hair Band|
|Fig 2 Wrap wire|
Then add some beads about 2" from the end of the band. I added eight beads. Fig 3. The 2" start allows the band to sit on a head comfortably.
|Fig. 4 Crown Beads|
|Fig. 3. Eight Beads|
Next I added 3 larger beads for the point of the crown. Fig. 4
|Fig. 5 Bead Twist|
Twist the wire under the three larger beads to form the point of the crown. Fig 5 and 6.
|Fig.. 6 Twist Beads|
|Fig. 7 Eight Beads|
|Fig. 8 Second Wrap of Wire Around Band|
|Fig. 9 Start of Second Point|
Start the next point adding the same amount and same type of beads. Fig. 9. Repeat the pattern you have created for the tiara to about 2" from the end.
|Fig. 10 Wrapping Ribbon|
Wrap the last to loops around the band loosely so you can duck the end of it under the loop. Then pull it tight. I added a dab of glue to the end of the ribbon to prevent it from coming out.
|Fig. 15 Double Wire|
|Fig. 14 Single Wire|
Supplies Hair band, cosmetic beads, flexible jewellery wire, ribbon, glue