Hiya! You're princess bubblegum crown is hella rad, and I was wondering if you had any good circlet tutorials or tips that you could share? I want to make a circlet but I'm a beginner, and I'm lost as to where I should start. Thanks in advance, and I love your blog!! : )
Hey! Thanks so much, glad you like it. :) The trick with mine is that I actually just modified a cheap circlet from a costume store. Here is the post I made about how I made the crown and where I got my materials:
can you do a tutorial for the pb crown? | (•□•) | pretty please (❍ᴥ❍ʋ) it's dazzling and the best pb crown i've ever seen..
Aw thanks! It would be hard for me to do a tutorial without making another one, since I wouldn’t have progress shots, but here is a basic run through:
I used a gold circlet similar to this one as a base: http://www.elope.com/estylez_item.aspx?item=110130
That one is from the same brand as mine, Elope, which is cheap and carried at a lot of costume stores. I found mine at the local specialty costume shop. I have the advantage of living in a city where these specialty things are easy to find, but you may have to ebay it if there isn’t something available near you. I ended up bending the wires of the circlet up so that nothing was dangling down from it, giving it that nice straight line across the bottom that PB’s has.
Get some gold filigree findings. I got mine form a local beading store, but if you search filigree findings you can find an online source. I used a large oval one like this for the top: http://www.sunsetcrystals.com.au/vintage-filigree-oval-connector-gold-plated-45x35mm.html (Mine wasn’t real gold plated though!) And some like this for the other decorations: http://www.dhgate.com/product/50pcs-antique-bronze-filigree-triangle-wraps/172573759.html#s1-1-1|435558337. I just looked for filigree pieces that I could glue together to make the shape of pb’s crown.
I used a glue called E6000 (you can get it at michaels) to attach the filigree to the circlet, and the large blue gem (also from local beading store) to the filigree. It is a great really strong glue for metals and plastics that is way easier to work with than superglue. Always apply it to both surfaces and let it set for a bit before sticking the two things together.
I hope that helps, sorry I can’t do a proper tutorial!
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