This past weekend, my friends, Vanessa and Shane, had their 20th wedding anniversary and vow renewal ceremony. They decided they wanted all their friends to gather together, drink loki, eat cake, and celebrate with them. I had promised her something shiny to wear on her head, so it was time to make another headdress!
It's constructed exactly the same as my Burgundy Headdress, which you can see in the last picture. The only difference was that I glued down the spines instead of stitching them, as the stitched-in ones had the tendency to slip out of place. The glued-in ones are definitely not going anywhere!
The bead detailing around the rim of each piece was first strung onto a bit of jewelry wire, which was then whip-stitched in place. I was originally going to sew the beads directly onto the headdress, but they weren't very straight, and I wanted everything to look tidy. This turned out to be a very good solution, as it kept everything neat, and if she chooses to switch out the beads later on, she just has to remove the wire strand and replace it with a new one!
The fabric itself was the same fabric as her gown. Everything else I had in my Stash, except for the gold lace, which is probably the most expensive trim I've ever bought, ever, at $17.99/yard. It was totally worth it, though, and once I had seen it at the store, I couldn't not use it.
Vanessa was very happy with the the headdress, and it accented her gown perfectly. And we were two fabulous ladies in our garb!