I feel like every fairy should have a cute headpiece. I’d only made a circlet one other time, a very simple leaf circlet for my first photoshoot as a Greek goddess, when I first got into cosplay. Jewelry making isn’t something that I’ve done a lot of, I have a lot to learn. When I started on this project in 2015, I spent hours and hours on Pinterest looking for inspiration and different headpieces so that I could figure out what kind of style I was going for. It was kind of overwhelming, because there is a LOT!! The only thing I was sure of, was that I wanted a crescent moon to be on my forehead. After starting to get some ideas, I then spent hours on ebay, and I ordered a bunch of stuff that I thought was pretty, and I’d figure out what I wanted to do once it got here. When I picked this project back up last year, I went ham on buying beads and pearls and rhinestones, and other odds and ends.
I found that once I really got started, I was able to envision as I went along, what I wanted. And I’m really proud of the end result. I finished it up yesterday, and I seriously can’t wait to wear this beauty!
This was honestly a lot of fun to make, and I’m SO happy with the result. Let’s get close-up and I’ll talk a little bit about the details.
The large filigrees were square-shaped when I first got them. All of the filigrees are the same, but I modified them. The metal was thin enough to cut, so i took wire cutters and cut all of the corners off of 4 of the filigrees, and then left two of the corners on the one I wanted to use for the center (pictured above). I ordered some cameo settings and glued on the rhinestones. The small rhinestones are Swaorvski Elements, and the large ones came from a site called Jan’s Jewels. I had ordered some other stones from ebay, but they were taking a while, and I started to worry that they’d gotten lost, so I ordered these. The other rhinestones finally showed up not long after I got the ones from Jan’s, so I compared them to see which ones I wanted to end up using. I went with the ones from Jan’s as I felt they had more of the look I wanted coupled with the Swarovskis. Then I glued the cameos to the filigrees.
The crescent moon at the front of the circlet also has Swarovskis glued to it.
The wig in these photos is also the one that I bought to wear for this costume. I’m currently trying to figure out how I’ll end up styling it, and I’ll talk about it in a future post. 😀 Thanks for reading, I’ll see you next time! ❤