Post # 1
Hi ladies. So, I’m looking for some advice about how to turn my necklace into a headpiece.
Background story: I went dress shopping at BHLDN back in November. The sales person put a “halo” on my head to accessorize my dress up. My mom bought me the dress and my grandmother bought me the headpiece. Both items were shipped to my mom’s house shortly thereafter. Recently, my mom gave me the headpiece to take with me to my hair appointment. I realized then that it was not a headpiece but a necklace. I explained the situation to BHLDN after realizing this but the return window has passed, and honestly, it’s my fault for not noticing this sooner.
That said, I still love the way it looks and I am hoping I can turn it into a headpiece. I don’t want to wear it like a halo and frankly even if I wanted to, it’s too short to even do that. I am hoping to wear it like a headband. I was thinking of removing the clasp on both ends and adding a ribbon instead. However, I don’t want to do anything until I know that’s the best way to turn it into a headband. It was pretty expensive and I would hate if I ruined it. So, before I do anything, I’m looking for advice. Please feel free to share any other ideas or tips that you have.
Post # 2
Measure the size of your head. Measure the size of the necklace (excluding the 2″ sizeable chain part). Take the difference and cut a piece of elastic that size. Tie the elastic to both ends of the necklace leaving 1/2 the difference of your head size and the necklace size of elastic showing. Trim off the extra.
Putting texture in your hair will keep the necklace from slipping, as well as some hairspray and some strategically placed bobby pins.
Post # 3
I bought a “halo” on etsy, but I’ll be wearing it as a headband. It has a ribbon tie. I’ve tried it on, and it seems like I’ll have no issues with it staying on.
Post # 4
That’s really pretty! How is the ribbon attached? Is it just tied on?
Post # 5
Looking at it, it’s a little difficult for me to explain, but I’ll try: The middle of the ribbon is at the loop and the two ends are threaded through the loop and the middle part of the ribbon. That probably makes no sense… however, if you try ribbon, I think you might need to attach a little bigger jump ring at the ends so the ribbon would fit through.
Post # 6
Another option is tthe get a very plain headband and use embroider thread to see the necklace to the headband.