Gatsby Inspired Headband
Get the Gatsby look with this headband inspired from the blockbuster movie 'The Great Gatsby'.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to create another 3 pearl and flower sections, so you have 4 in total.
Take a piece of wire approx. 20cm long and use it to position the filigree flower around 15-16cm from one end of the double band tiara base. Wrap the wire either side of the filigree flower. It should help to separate the double band. Now use the ends of wire on your pearl and flower sections to position one of these sections to one side of the filigree flower and 3 to the other side.
You might find that the decorations you have just added to the centre band slide around a little, don't worry. Cut a piece of cupchin 30 cups long, and position it on the tiara base so the first cup sits next to the start of decorations on the band. Then take a piece of wire approx. 1metre in length and start to wrap the cupchain in place. Wrapping the cupchain is tricky as you will need to manouver around your other decorations. Take your time as you will achieve best results if you are careful, but remember that your wire stalks can be re-positioned later if you catch them.
As you reach a decoration, make sure it sits in the right place. As you wrap around the cupchain you will also secure it in to position. I wrapped 3 times between each cup but when I reached an area that was tricky to wrap I reduced the number of wraps.
When you have wrapped your piece of cupchin all around one side of the double band, cut another 30 cups and repeat for the other side. Now take a 10cm piece of wire and thread through one cup of the cupchain. Wire it across the double band at the point the cupchain stops. Repeat on the other side.
Now the headband is decorated. You could wear it like this, or add the plumes, dangle and ribbon for a 1920s feel.
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