The theme of this HSF challenge is Re-make, Re-use, and Re-fashion. For this challenge I took two modern bracelets and turned them into a Regency tiara.
Fabric: None! But I started with two modern bracelets that were a gift from my mom.
Year: Loosely 1790-1820, but who knows, perhaps this will find a use in another period as well!
Notions: Gold wire and hot glue.
How historically accurate?: I give it 50%. This is absolutely on the more on the historically inspired side of things rather than the accurate historic costume side of things. The jewels are almost certainly plastic and the design is based on general Regency styles rather than any specific inspiration. Oh, they also did not have hot glue back then…
Hours to complete: 2.
First worn: Has not been worn yet, but will get worn to a Regency ball in Chelmsford, MA on October 5th!
Total cost: Free (the wire and the hot glue was in the stash)!
Here are some more shots of the construction of this tiara:
That’s all for now. When I wear this I’ll be sure to take more pictures!
7 thoughts on “HSF #18: Red And Gold Regency Tiara”
That is beautiful, Quinn! How creative! I’ve been doing some crafting/jewelry projects lately as well, though I’ve never tried making a tiara before. Excellent work!
Well perhaps you’ll be inspired! Hope you post about your crafting adventures when you come back from your trip. 🙂
That is really pretty. I didn’t realize you made it. I saw the picture quickly go by while scrolling though blogger and I was like, oh antique jewelry. Cool. And then I looked again and realized you made it. Nice job!
Ooo, that’s fantastic! I’m glad you mistook it for antique! 🙂 Thanks!
This is just so clever! Thanks so much for posting how you did it, I may have to haunt my local Forever 21 and see if I can do something similar.
Ok….this is genius!! I may have to borrow your fabulous idea!! Great job Quinn!!
This looks great – so creative!