My great-grandmother was a young woman in the 1920s, and she possessed exquisite taste in fashion.
We are lucky enough to have a number of pieces of jewellery and beading that belonged to her. I recently took this small collection home in order to turn them into wearable items again.
To begin with, today I looked at these section of beading.
Beautiful, huh? Even from the back!
I don't know what it originally was used as, but I wanted to turn it into a simple headband. It is so intricate and colourful that it doesn't need anything else, and I wanted it to shine and be the focal point it deserves to be.
It is a little fragile and had a few loose threads and a tendency to roll at the corners.
I stitched it onto a background of black millinery felt, resecured the areas where the thread was coming apart, and attached some elastic.
Now I can wear this treasure that belonged to my great-grandmother.
Conveniently I also got my hair cut into a bob today too! Time to get some 20s dresses and go for a bit of Gatsby style I think.
I can't wait to wear this around and also get to work on the other lovely pieces.