I’ve been playing around with beads and charms, making some shiny trinkets to take to Romancing the Capital in August. I decided to try to make a tiara fit for a dragon queen.
Here’s my first attempt.
I used a metal hairband as a frame. The crystals are dyed quartz and have been drilled, which made it a lot easier to secure them in place. I used 24 gauge wire for the wrapping. I arranged the crystals in order of size first, with the biggest ones in the center, then attached them to the frame. Once they were in place, I added glass beads of various shapes and sizes.
The result is quite sparkly. What do you think?
I’ve also been making some necklaces with gemstone beads, using wire. Here’s one of Dragon’s Eye Agate, with matching earrings:
And here’s one of Fire Agate – the agate has been dyed to enhance the colour, but it is quite spectacular. The black beads are onyx:
I’ve been making earrings, too. Here’s a selection with the fun dragon claw drops:
I’m going to make another tiara in different colours – if not two – and will show you them when they’re done.
What do you think? Would you or your favorite dragon queen wear any of these?