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Does anyone make their own Tiara Bases,Bands?

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  • Does anyone make their own Tiara Bases,Bands?

    Hi

    I am thinking of making my own tiara bands from wire and need a little help.......
    What would be the best guage wire to use and also does anyone have problems getting the wire components to stay fixed.

    I have tried a "mock up one" and because the main wire does not have any slight grooves on like the wholesale bought ones, the components keep slipping around no matter how firmly I wrap them.Perhaps there is
    something else I should be doing , would appreciate any help and advice.

    many thanks
    Jacki
    ***I can't promise you the MOON, but I can promise SPARKLE.***

    http://wiganscraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/

  • #2
    you could try a bit of glue on each componant!

    Ive not made my own yet, i prefer the crown bands
    www.rocksforfrocks.co.uk
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocks-For-Frocks/230802980887

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    • #3
      I find roughing up the wire works well. Hope this helps
      samantha x

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      • #4
        Hi Samantha

        Great minds think alike.
        I bought some small files last week and scratched the inner edges of the tiara shaped wire.I only tried it on the silver plated so far as sterling silver is a bit expensive to make a mess on.I had to sand down the rough edges as they where quite coarse ,but used a very fine emery paper for this
        I wrapped some components around and they seemed to grab onto the wire quite well.
        Will carry on experimenting with new designs ,just as we crafters do LOL.
        Jacki
        ***I can't promise you the MOON, but I can promise SPARKLE.***

        http://wiganscraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/

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