How to Make a Beaded Headdress

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How to Make a Beaded Headdress
You can sew beads to a handmade headdress. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

A beaded headdress could be the perfect accessory for a formal or casual wedding dress. The beaded headdress could be further embellished with an elegant net veil of a variety of lengths. The same type of beaded headdress could be fashioned for a royal princess or queen costume. By making the headdress yourself, you will get a custom fit and look. All supplies for a beaded headdress can be found at fabric and craft supply stores.

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Things you need

  • 20-gauge wire
  • Wire nippers
  • Scissors
  • Satin fabric, 1/4 yard
  • Iron-on hemming tape
  • Iron
  • 100 large beads
  • Beading needle
  • Beading thread

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  1. 1

    Bend the wire into an oval shape that is approximately 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. Cut the excess wire off with the nippers.

  2. 2

    Use the wire form as a guide to cut out a piece of satin that is 1 inch wider and longer than the oval.

  3. 3

    Place the satin right-side-down on an ironing board and cover it with the wire form, matching the edges. Cover the wire with the hemming tape and press the excess satin over the tape, securing it by pressing the iron over the fabric for 20 seconds.

  4. 4

    Bend the wire to fit on the top of your head, using your head as a guide.

  5. 5

    Thread the beading needle with 36 inches of beading thread. Cover the edges of the satin cap with the beads, sewing them to the satin. Continue moving from the outside edges to the centre of the cap, covering the entire satin with beads.

Tips and warnings

  • Attach the beaded headdress to your hair with hair clips.

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