Do you love the romantic draping look of a headpiece? Are you envious of Boho princesses like Nicole Richie? Did you know that those ornate headpieces are easy to make yourself? That’s right, you can create your own custom headpieces, using chains, charms, and beads.
Get the Look
Here are some sample items to help you get the look. First you’ll need chain for the diameter of your head and a piece of chain for the middle part, as well as any additional chain for layering.
The first step is wrapping the chain around your head leaving one or two extra links for draping. Then measure from the front of the chain to the back of the chain vertically for the center piece. Draping chains requires leaving a few more links in the chain each time you add a layer. Use simple ring jumpers to adhere each layer.
If you’re looking to make your headpiece beaded, you’ll need some long head and eye pieces for cascading beads. These will allow you to add cascading beads and a centerpiece for your head piece.
Next you’ll need some beautiful new beads. Any beads from Tagua to glass will be beautiful additions, and the only limitation is your own imagination. Here are some great bead suggestions to get you started.
If you’re feeling particularly edgy you might try our skull beads .
Finally, you’ll want to work on your centerpiece. Not all headpieces have centerpieces, but if you want one, you’ll need a great pendant or large bead or coupler. Here are a few suggestions.
With practice, and the right materials you can make your own fabulous Boho headpieces like the great headpieces worn by celebrities and made by jewelry design houses like House of Harlow.