'Summer Haze' Headband
Designed by: Louise Graham LHG Designs
Take the wing pendants and arrange the 4 of them in the layout as shown in the image.
Using the holes in the pendants attach these together by using 0.4mm brass wire. Weaving the wire through the nearest holes to "stitch" the 4 pendants together.
Once attached they should be held firmly together. Cut the excess wire off and using pliers fold over the ends onto the pendant structure ensuring that it won't catch.
Now create the centre detail.Take a length of wire approx 20cm.Thread on 5 small cream pearls. Fold the wire over and then twist the base once. This should create a circle of pearls. Now take one of the strands of wire and thread a rose gold crystal onto it. Pull the wire with the crystal over the circle of pearls so the crystal sits in the centre. Twist both wires together to create a stem.
Repeat making a second flower.
Take another length of brass wire approx 10cm in length. Thread one cream pearl, one rose gold crystal and one pearl onto the wire. Fold the wire over and twist wire together to make a stem.Repeat this to create another stem.
Take each of these stems and using the wire stems wrap them round the centre of the pendent at either side sitting diagonally. While wrapping the wire to the pendant thread a further 2 rose gold crystals onto the stem and secure in place by cutting off excess wire and clamping with pliers.
Now attach the two flowers previously made in a similar way. Place these side by side in the centre of the pendants. Cutting off excess wire and clamping with pliers.
Take a further length of approx 20cm and thread back through the pendant holes. This time added 3 cream pearls at each end. Leaving a small gap between each pearl.
Cut excess wire and clamp with pliers.
Cut a length of approx 15cm of rose gold chain. This can be longer or shorter if you wish. Using pliers open the links at the ends of the chain. Hook these onto the pendant at one side and then the other end slightly further forward. Close the links with pliers.
Now take 17 eye pins. Thread 11 of these with a cream pearl and use round nose pliers to create the loop at the other end
Thread the other 6 eye pins with a rose gold crystal and create the loops at the other end with round nose pliers. Now open each eye pin slightly and link each of these together creating a pattern of pearl, crystal, pearl, crystal etc.Once you have complete the linked pearls and crystals now attach them to the pendant. Do this by hooking them onto the inside of the chain drape that is already secured. Use the eye pin loop attach to the holes on the pendant. The pearl/crystal chain should hang freely and be parallel to the chain.
To complete the dangle feature take 6 rose gold eye pins. Thread 3 of these with the golden shadow crystal and three with a cream pearl. Repeat the same method in linking these as previously starting with the golden shadow crystal then pearl.
Now attach this in the centre of the dangle feature using the eye pin loop.
Now to add the pearl band. Take a length of rose gold beading thread that will fit round the circumference of your head.Thread one end through the loop in the pendant. Create a loop with the thread and secure with a gold crimp bead. Cover the crimp bead with a crimp cover in rose gold. Now thread as many of the rose gold pearls onto the string as would fit half way round your head, remembering the detail sits to one side.
Secure the end again by looping through the rose gold clasp and securing with gold crimp bead, cut thread and add rose gold crimp cover.Repeat to the other side remembering this will be shorter. At the end loop the thread through a rose gold jump ring and secure with a gold crimp bead, cut thread and add rose gold crimp cover.
Secure the end again by looping through the rose gold clasp and securing with gold crimp bead, cut thread and add rose gold crimp cover.Repeat to the other side remembering this will be shorter. This design uses x amount of pearls to the right. At the end loop the thread through a rose gold jump ring and secure with a gold crimp bead, cut thread and add rose gold crimp cover.
Optional - to allow for different head sizes cut a length of rose gold chain ( 10cm should be enough). Attach this to the jump ring to create an extender that will allow bigger heads to wear the design
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