In honor of a friend’s early-1900s-themed wedding, I made a flapper headband to match the bright color of my period shoes.
I designed it myself, based off of images of similar headbands from the time period. I crocheted the tangerine headband part, and sewed elastic to both ends. Then I strung pearlescent beads into a design on the front, with some white yarn accents stitched down the sides of the headband.
For the dangle accent, I strung beads onto a thin thread, looped it, and sewed it onto a tiny white crocheted circle, attached to a costume jewelry diamond button. On the back of the tiny circle I added a flat, colored button, so I could attach and detach the accent to a hole between stitches in the headband.
To wear, I braided my hair in two tails, put the headband on over my hair, then tucked the braids over and behind the elastic, and bobby-pinned the heck out of it, til it wouldn’t fall out.
This piece was entered into the Intown School Esprit de Corps art show in March 2016.