I made another fancy beaded crown! I made a sea-themed mermaid crown here
, first, and couldn't resist making another in a hot color scheme. This time, I made it a little differently, but I remembered to take some in-progress shots so if anybody wanted to make their own, it might be easier to decode.
I used the thickest gauge of wire they had at Michaels for the foundation of this one, and wrapped it all around with much thinner wire to hold it together.
Then, I used the thick wire to make this piece to create tiers for the many gleaming jewels.
You can see here how I wrapped more wire around to attach it to the circle.
So without any beads, the base for the crown looked like this.
Then, I took about a 2 foot section of thin wire and strung beads onto it. I secured one end to the base by twisting it around, then began wrapping the beaded wire around the base, spacing them about 1 bead per wrap-around, if that makes sense. When you run out of beads and wire, just secure it, then add another length of wire and beads. It's easier to do it in pieces instead of one LONG piece of wire, because wrapping that crap is crazy. It'll be everywhere.
Then once you get to the pointy-bits, pull the bead wire across the centers to fill in the empty bits. If anything looks sparse by way of beads, just keep wrapping more strands of beads onto it until it's thoroughly encrusted.
A crown fit for the queen of hot lava monsters... For that "fresh out of a volcano" look.
Thank you for looking! Now you go and make a fancy crown... You'll feel good wearing it, I promise