As the new year begins, what better way to celebrate and make a dazzling statement than with a charming cup chain headband? Designed with intricate wire wrapping techniques and adorned with Preciosa Crystals, this stunning hair accessory promises to add a touch of elegance and glamour to any New Year party outfit. In this project, we will explore how to create this beautiful and versatile cup chain so that you can have the perfect accessory for this festive season.
The full list of Preciosa Crystals, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:
Cut your cup chain to the desired length with the side cutters, we have cut to approx. 20cm for each of the strands that will attach to the head band.
Begin wire wrapping
Secure the wire to one end of the headband, wrap around the band edge until wire is secure, this will usually take 5-6 wraps.
Top Tip – Use 1 continuous wire length for wrapping.
Secure the first three bicone beads
As you continue to wrap the wire around the headband introduce a bicone bead with each wrap making sure to line the beads up so that they all face in the same direction to create a uniform appearance.
Add the first crystal cup chain strand
Once you have wrapped 3 beads place a cup chain strand in between the bead wrapping, secure the cup chain strand with the wire the continue with wrapping single beads around the headband.
The pattern should read 3 beads > 1 strand of cup chain > 3 beads.
You can come up with your own pattern depending on how dense you would like the cup chain.
Repeat steps 2 to 3 until you reach the end of the headband.
Secure the tail of the wire
Secure the last bead by wrapping around the headband tightly, several times before looping through the wire and cutting away any excess wire to finish off the edge.
Top Tip – You can use a chain nose plier to secure the wire in place so that there are no sharp edges sticking out. If you have a soldering iron at hand you can use this to secure the wire at the beginning and end of the headband.
Congratulations you have completed the project!
This New Year's Eve, embrace the beauty and splendour of Preciosa cup chains, wire wrapping techniques, and bicone beads by adorning yourself with a mesmerising cup chain hairband. Let it reflect your style and individuality as you step into a new chapter of your life. Savour the attention and awe that comes with wearing this extraordinary accessory and be prepared to sparkle and shine at every New Year party you attend. Get ready to celebrate in style and bid adieu to the year with a flair that only a cup chain hairband can achieve!