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Hi. Hello (hiccup). Hi.
I'm thrilled to be a guest blogger for Lindsay today! I love her blog and I'm always inspired by her D.I.Y. projects.
Let me introduce myself. I'm Carla and I have a blog named Starry Eyed Charlie.
I guess you can say I love to inspire...it is my obsession.
Also important to note, I'm a free-range artist, which means I dabble in film, photography, painting, and sculpture. Jewelry design is one of my passions so in 2002, I created my own vintage inspired jewelry line, Lola and George.
My D.I.Y. is a flapper inspired vintage hair accessory that will look great for the coming fall months.
These are the materials you'll need:
2. Felt (preferrably the hardened kind)
4. Needle and thread
5. Hot glue gun
6. A vintage blouse or dress with sequin or beaded design. You shouldn't have trouble scoring this at your local thrift store, Grandma's closet or garage sale. This one cost me 3 bucks!
I ended up with a total of six pieces. It worked out to be the perfect amount for two braids.
Strettccccchhhh each piece out. Put knots in each strip along the way. I did it at random to create texture.
Sew each side of the braid together and then join them.
Go back to your beaded piece. Place it on top of your felt and outline the shape. Cut the felt so that it looks exactly like your adornment. Glue the felt to your vintage piece with a hot glue gun. This will keep your accessory from looking floppy.
Sew your vintage beading to the headband you just made. Make sure you stitch it securely, especially on the ends. You can add a piece of fabric on the back side of your beading for a more finished look.