Prom season is quickly approaching. Who
better to help you than Kym, our very own Accessories Expert. She will keep
you updating on new prom fashions and answer all your questions. You want an
important night like this to be perfect, so let Kym help!
More Cheap Accessories: Tiaras
These are tricky little fellas, and I wouldn't suggest trying them unless
you have a lot of time and patience. (not to mention crafting talent!)
The first step is to design what you think you want. (This idea may
change later on, however, when you see how long is takes to bead them!)
Purchase white floral wires. (under $1) Bend them together to create a
ring the size of your tiara. Wind this with flowers or pearls (which come in
3 yard lengths of beaded pearls for $1-$3) to create a decorated band. Wear
it this way on the big night...or...
For the extremely daring, add beading to this. Use jewelry wire (about
$1.15) to create loops of beading (to create the crown effect) Use beads and
wire to create your design. Twist this string and make it into an oblong
shape. Use pliers to make a tight knot at the bottom of each oblong. Then
use pliers to attach these individual oblongs to your ring. Move the strung
pearls over the jewelry wire to cover it. (it will probably be hidden in your
hair, anyway, so don't worry too much!)
I'd love to hear from some of you who try this. I know it's tough, but
I'd love to hear of the fabulous results or the disastrous effects.
Hope you girls had fun trying all of these crafts. The key is really in
the planning. Allow yourself enough time to create these tedious tasks. If
your prom is in a week, your best bet is to buy accessories or you will be
too stressed by prom time! Also, don't forget to ask others what they think
(including me! I'd love to hear your ideas! Run them by me!) Good luck.
Next time, we'll talk about hair -- should you attempt to do it yourself
or shell out an expensive $35 for an up-do? We'll decide together. Hope to
see you then! Check back often for updates.
Questions? Email Kym at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please be sure one of
my other articles doesn't answer your question. Thanks!)