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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Fall Harvest headpieace

I have wanted to make beaded flowers, berries and things of that sort for a while.  When I was modifying that dress the other day I got the idea that this would be a good time to experiments with it.
right side
in hairright side
under constructionsupplies _ the hair combsSo I got out some floral wire beads and sequins and set to work.  First I made all the large pumkinesque shapes and wrapped them all together.  Then I made the orange berries and attached them to 1 side then the other.  Lastly I made the clusters of sequins and attached them.  I attached a few sequins early to see if I would like them in the finished product.   Finally all this was sewn onto two hair comes for placement followed by E6000 to make sure it stayed in place.

beadwork for fall harvest headpieceI have a few photos of what I did but this really is not a tutorial on how to do this but if you know anything about wire-work and beads you could do this easy enough.  I might make a tutorial later of how to assemble the pieces of this.  But I am not sure on that yet time may not allow for that.  Sorry I did not take any photos while doing the pumpkinesque shapes as I was making them while sitting at piano lessons with my children.
all the sequins attached
You can see more photos of this project in my beadwork set on flickr.

For a first try not to bad next time I will make the wire match better I wish the wire had been copper or brass in this case. I think the children will enjoy wearing this for Shakespeare week but first  it was made to match the dress I am working on and will be worn to a fall harvest homecoming dance.  Maybe it will be worn at Thanksgiving too.

I am thinking of doing another with snowflakes for winter.
on middle daughter

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