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Petals and Pearls Headband

Leather and pearls give this headband the perfect blend of soft and strong.   This headband is so elegant and sophisticated.  You would never guess that I made it from an old leather purse!
Petals and Pearls Headband

What you will need:
Old Leather purse (to completely rip apart)
Good quality Faux Pearl beads in varied sizes
Elastic Ribbon
Sewing Machine
Hot Glue

 First take the scissors and start cutting out as much leather as possible.
 You should end up with something like this depending on the bag.  You could of course use other sources of leather as long as it isn’t thick.   The leather I used had a fabric backing on it… this made for a nice contrast of color!
(The flower is loosely based off of these) Start Cutting out 3 different squares.  One is 1.5 inches.  Another is just over 1 inch and the other is just under 1 inch.  From there make them into petals that resemble the ones I made These will be your patterns.
 Make about 15 petals for each size (using the pattern you just made for each)… I made 10 extras of the largest size and used them to help fill it out…  you may have some leftover when you are through.
 Glue on the bottom and fold ends together. (sorry bout the blurry pics!!!)
 Figure out where everything will go before gluing it all together.
 Cut a circle out of the leftover leather and start by gluing the largest layer first then work your way up.  Hot glue some pearls in the middle and you are finished with the flower.
 Once you are through making the flower cut off the handles to the purse.  This will be the band.  Measure it to your head and cut.  Leave about a 3 inch space for the elastic to go.  Attach Elastic with a sewing machine.

Now enjoy your work of art!  Simply Stunning!

Happy Creating!

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Friday 12th of April 2013

You are so clever!!! Love using the OLD re-purposing old items. Cathy

Dee Ayu

Monday 9th of January 2012

Waw.. Beautiful... I love this.. ^_^

The Beading Gem

Monday 2nd of May 2011

Awesome tutorial! It looks like a lotus flower! I shall feature and link back in a future post so others can come visit! Pearl

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