Spent a total of 9.5 hours on the head dress. I’m happy with the end result. Next step is to make a wand to go with it.
For the side panels of the head dress, I cut some craft foam to use as the base.
For the side panel, I was working in some beads on wire, feathers and small flowers.
It was just a matter of glue on the elements in rows. It’s important to keep in mind which part of the foam will be facing down once it is attached to the head dress.
The little flower like elements I added in facing the wrong direction. Once all the feathers were attached, I bent them over so that they were facing the same direction as the feathers. I did it this way so that they could be on the end of the piece, not have the wire show and still be attached securely. I didn’t want the wire on the back side since that would be against the skin when the head dress is being worn.
Once both side panels were completed, I slid them up under the horn and glued them to the other foam piece and the head band. Sorry, there was no good way to take a photo of how I did that. Once those were attached, I added some tear drop beads on fishing line.
The panel sits so that the feathers lay smooth against the side of the head. The panel completely covers all the bits that were showing from having attached things for the top.
The next step was putting in fill feathers to the top. I did this to separate out some of the other elements. And I just wanted there to be more feathers. After putting in all the other elements, it didn’t seem like there were enough feathers in it.
I put some of the feathers in one at a time. But for the most part, I put them in as a cluster. I glued together the ends of the feathers and then plugged the entire thing in. This made it much faster to get them in there and gave better control of the direction of the feathers.
Here’s some pictures of the top now that there are more feathers in it.
And this is the finished look!
So, what do you think of the project? Feed back is very welcome!
As always, thanks for reading about my crafty efforts and may the muse always be with you!