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Prom Expert

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 (Please be sure one of my other articles doesn't answer your question. Thanks!)

Check these other great articles from our Prom Expert:

Proms are HERE and NOW!5/2/01
Tips for a Fab Face5/1/01
Prom Hair: PART II4/12/01
Prom Hair: PART I4/9/01
More Cheap Accessories: Tiaras4/6/01
More Cheap Accessories: Shawls4/5/01
More Cheap Accessories: Bracelets4/4/01
More Cheap Accessories: Necklaces4/3/01
More Cheap Accessories: Gloves4/2/01
Cheap Hair Accessories!4/1/01
The Perfect Prom Accessories!3/30/01
Fancy Formal Frocks3/29/01
Some tips for prom buying (a sidenote to my other articles)3/23/01
Buying the Dress3/22/01
Spotting a Higher Quality Dress3/20/01
Are You Prepared to Shop?3/12/01
It's Coming...Are You Ready?3/1/01

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