Daring to think outside the craft store, the Heartsâ€™ in-house design team constantly challenges the idea of upcycled fashion.Â Equipped with thrifted and reused materials, Heartsâ€™ designer, Courtney, gives new life to lace remnants and old beaded jewelry for two trendy upcycled headbands infused with a little glitz and glam. The end result, stylish sophistication meets playfully chic that is perfect for both day and night.
How to make them yours:
Black Lace Headband:
Serving as the perfect girly accent, this flirtatious lace headpiece packs a daring punch with show stopping rhinestone accents.
- Lace-Â approximately 1.5â€ť wide X 20â€ť long
- Beads and Rhinestones-Â taken from old jewelry
- Thread- preferably matching lace
Step 1: Measure and cut lace to 20â€ť
Step 2: With rhinestones and beads dissembled, lay out desired pattern that will be sewn onto the lace.
Step 3: With needle and thread, attach the first rhinestone to the lace securely starting approximately 1â€ť in from the end of the lace. You may need to double loop the thread around each rhinestone for added stability.
Step 4: Apply next rhinestone at desired location but do not pull the thread too tightly between each rhinestone, as this will bunch the lace together. Repeat this until all rhinestones are secularly applied the entire length of the lace.
Step 5: Attach the beads using the same method at desired locations.
Step 6: Sew one end of the elastic directly to lace.
Step 7: Before sewing the other end, hold the decorated lace to where it will be worn on head, noting where it hits the back of your head. This will help you know where and how tight you will want the other end of the elastic sewn to the lace, completing the headband.
Gold Beaded Headband:
Evoking a Grecian Goddess-like allure, this glamorous headband is a great statement piece to any casual outfit.
- 2 oldÂ bracelets or necklaces
- Thread- preferably matching beading
Step 1: With old beaded jewelry in hand (Courtney found a chunky mesh necklace that she paired with a thinly beaded matching bracelet), detach any metal clasps with pliers.
Step 2: Lay both the necklace and bracelet side-by-side, center the bracelet with the length of the necklace.
Step 3: Securely attach the bracelet onto necklace using thread and needle.
Step 4: Once the bracelet is securely fastened, sew elastic to each end on the necklace using the closure loop to sew through repeating several times for added security.
And just like that, you have turned repurposed materials and outdated jewelry into two marvelous, upcycled accessories.