Flower crowns and hair accessories are a popular wedding trend right now. It seems that hair jewels are the new must-have accessory. However, the secret to this bohemian trend is to remain simple and elegant. To quote Yves Saint Laurent, “Fashions fade, but style is eternal.” You want don’t want to look back on your wedding photos and question, what was I thinking? Be natural and be yourself, and if that includes a crown accessory, go for it!
Many of our brides have tried this trend like Laura and Rian:
Today’s blog, courtesy of A Bird’s Leap, will teach you how to make a simple pearl crown. You are welcome to try flower crowns, but they are a bit trickier because the flowers are so delicate and short-lived, so we usually leave the flowers up to the florists.
- Plenty of mixed beads (Pearls in addition to 2 or 3 neutral complements)
- Bowl or egg carton
- Strong wire that will hold its shape
- Thin wire
- Measuring tape
- Scissors/ wire cutters
Step 1: Select your beads. Choose small pearls and two or three other complementing colors to accent the pearls. The complementing colors should stand out from your hair color and wire color. Separate the colors in a bowl or egg carton.
Step 2: Measure your head where the crown will rest and consider the hair style you will have on your big day. Take the thicker wire (in the metallic of your choice) and create a loop that will fit on your head and not be too tight. Double this loop so that the wire has rapped around at lease three times in total. Twist in the ends of the wire, so that they don’t polk you.
Step 3: Using the thinner wire (in the same color as the thick wire), slowly begin to rap around the large loop. Add a mixture of pearls and other beads as you go. To prevent clumping of beads and tangles, use short bits of wire.
Step 4: When you have gone around once, rap around a second time. However, this time twist tiny clumps of 2 or three beads to create small branches. This is what will give the crown shape and character. To create a comfortable and wearable piece of art, always tuck the ends of the thin wire into the beads so it doesn’t polk your head.
Enjoy your work of art!
For more details or to see the original DIY, click here.