New year, new tiaras

New year, new tiaras

I’m happy to say I gave myself some serious time off from commitment while I was off work during the holidays. I imagined making a tiara or two every day during my vacation, but I just didn’t have it in me. Mainly I slept and got over a cold. Now that I’m back at work, I’m happy to be back making tiaras, too. 

I also finished an online class yesterday, so that’s anothe nice finish/start goal accomplished. 

So tiaras. Yesterday was just an elastic silver cord with beads. No biggie. No pics. Today’s is another side comb with wire and beads. I made it on the ride to work, so here are the pics as everything came together: 

 

i realized i had a lot of purple beads, so that became the thing today. my kit is an altoids tin.
  
i wrapped 24 gauge wire around the comb, not knowing what shape this thing would take. then i wrapped one end around itself and strung beads on the remaining coil.
  
once i had my beads on the wire, i chose places in the bead sequence to bend and make points or dips.
  
i cut the end off with just a half inch or so left. this made it easier to wrap around the comb and itself.