How to Make Beaded Elizabethan Crispine Hats

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How to Make Beaded Elizabethan Crispine Hats
In the Elizabethan era, hairnets were decorated with beads, jewels and pearls. ( Images)

The crispine hat is a variation of a caul, snood, balzo or coif. Beaded Elizabethan crispine hats are bedazzled diamond mesh nets that slip over hair buns. These hairnets served dual purposes, holding hair back and dressing the hair up, as they were adorned with stone, pearl and crystal beads. To make your own beaded Elizabethan crispine hat, add tiny jewelled beads to a basic hairnet.

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Things you need

  • Hairnet
  • Tweezers
  • Rhinestones
  • E6000 glue
  • Glue syringe
  • Beaded trim
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Squeeze E6000 glue into the glue syringe.

  2. 2

    Pick up a rhinestone with the tweezers. Apply E6000 glue to the flat back of the rhinestone by squeezing the syringe.

  3. 3

    Use the tweezers to apply the rhinestone to a centre meeting point on the hairnet.

  4. 4

    Continue applying glue and adhering stones to the diamond points of the hairnet until the hairnet is covered in stones. Let dry completely.

  5. 5

    Place the hairnet over hair. Measure the beaded trim around the head and bottom of the hairnet to determine needed length. Remove trim and hairnet from head. Use scissors to cut the beaded trim to the necessary length.

  6. 6

    Use the glue syringe to apply E6000 to the back of the beaded trim. Adhere trim to the bottom of the hairnet. Let dry completely.

Tips and warnings

  • Flat-backed pearls or beads can be used instead of rhinestones. All are available at a local craft store.

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