Fabulous Prom, Ball, Wedding or other Bombshell Red Carpet Formal wear!
It's easy to make fun dress up jewelry, crowns and tiaras out of felt,
fabric or recyclables for little girls.
But what about fancy or formal jewelry? Maybe I watch way too much Downton Abbey, because everytime I do I want to wear rhinestones and tiaras!
That's my 2015 New Year's Resolution: Wear more Rhinestones...
and it's one I've been able to keep!
Tiara's and rhinestones can be pricy,
but I found a DIY version I think you'll love!
Sunshine Shoppe Supply sent me a package filled with lots of goodies to play with!
They have loads of fun "hair candy" supplies that are perfect for photoshoots and just for fun.
I was thrilled to make some jewelry pieces that I love and wear too!
You will need Rhinestone Crystal Trim or Rhinestone and Pearl Trim.
It runs about $25 for a yard of it or $14 for a half yard.
I only used between 12 and 18 inches of each.
Making this a BIG statement at an affordable price!
12 inches wasn't quite enough to go all the way around my neck (I prefer 14-16 inch chokers)
So I used chain and a lobster clasp to make up the difference.
There is a perfect section of chain to hook another chain too!
I use bulk chain from the craft store and a couple jump rings and
a lobster clasp...again, found in any craft store in the jewelry section.
And silver fold over elastic...it's on clearance for 25 cents a yard!
I used a needle and thread and stitched the rhinestones to the elastic,
securing it in many places.
After sewing one side to the elastic, I put it on my head and measured how long it
needed to be to get to the other side. Then I cut it one inch shorter--since
it's elastic and needs to stretch.
Then I sewed it on the other side.
Wear it Medieval Maiden style...
And last was the It's a Bling Thing Rhinestone trim!
I used a little bit more of this trim and made a longer necklace.
Just hook on some chain and a clasp.
to vary the desired length.
Great way to dress up for any formal Red Carpet event!
Keep this idea "pinned" for all those upcoming dances and weddings!