Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.
|Headbands crowned with jewels are a hot-ticket bridal item for their glamorous and easy style. Bejeweled headbands dress up any 'do, work with or without veils and they're a cinch to make. From simple to elaborate, all it takes is a brooch or two and a headband in the color of your choice.
Start with a padded, fabric-covered headband either in your wedding colors or in a neutral tone that integrates with your hair color. The padding will help hold the brooches in place, and the fabric conceals puncture marks. Wider headbands hold brooches securely in place without the use of adhesives, while thinner headbands may require glue or tying with beading thread to hold in place. Padded headbands can be found in most department stores, drug stores or beauty supply stores.
If using two of the same brooch, position them with the two similar ends facing each other, and place off to one side of the headband. Keep brooches snugly together. If using multiple brooches, pair two focal brooches together and to one side, and use smaller brooches to complete the adornment.
|Dress Up Your Ponytail
For a more casual look, attach a brooch or two to stretchy hair ties. Insert the brooch pin through the band to hold in place. Wrap hair in low or mid-pony for an elegant, yet laid back look.
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