Post # 1
Hey ladies. I wanted to prove that it is possible to not spend $200 on a hairpiece from a bridal shop! I purchased real swarovski crystals in shades of clear and AB (the multi faceted clear kinds), in about 5 different sizes and some very thing beading wire from a bead shop in town. I purchased a metal 6 inch long tiara comb from an online shop for a few dollars. I started in the center, did some wrapping to the right, then repeated it on the left so it was symmetrical. I simply built it upwards in the middle. First…..my inspiration which I found on Ebay, and the expensive ones I found in the salons (which i was in love with but i can’t think of the name right now)……then the I made! I’m so excited about my $50 creation. Anyone else do their own? i wanna see!
Post # 3
wow it turned out great! I wouldn’t even know where to begin on a project like that! great job!
Post # 5
That’s gorge! Nice work! You should do all of your jewelry in this way. That would be fantastic!
Post # 6
BEAUTIFUL! You did an absolutley AMAZING job
Post # 7
Just curious, how much do crystal beads tend to run on average? Beautiful piece!
Post # 8
I’m not sure how much they typically ran….Oh geez, I bought a bunch though. Some were 10-13 cents each, and the really big ones were maybe a dollar or buck and a half. But i only bought a few of those really big ones. They had cheaper crystals, but I really wanted to use swarovskis. The stores also had "bargain" bags of 144 pieces for $12 in the whites and ABs that I bought. You definitely want all different sizes, it gives it a lot of dimension and you get more flexibility for raising the center or making shapes. When the wedding’s over, I figured I could salvage the crystals and make a pretty necklace or something like that, or a hair pin I could wear other times.
Post # 9
That looks great! Good job on making it! I would have never thought it was that simple!
Post # 12
Wow, that tiara is beautiful!
Post # 13
I like yours better than the inspiration!! Way to go!
I’m not going to wear a tiara, but I was feeling a little nervous about my DIY fascinator… Yours looks way harder and you did a wonderful job, so thanks for bolstering my confidence a little!!