Okay, so I have been surfing the net high and low looking for inspiration for Serahs Mermaid Tiara. There are gorgeous tiaras out there all hand crafted by talented people. Here are some I drew inspiration from.
Here’s a list of things you’ll need
White masking tape OR green floral tape
Florist Wire, it’s 5c a piece I got $3 worth (You can get this from Hop Tiy, the florist supply shop right beside MHCC, you can get the green floral tape as well)
Shells and beads, the shells I got from my island trips and the beads you can get from shops on Raojibhai Patel Street.
Optional- You can get a steel headband or make a band from the floral wire depending on your subjects head
Hot glue gun is optional
So if you’re going with the wire band take two of the green florist wires take the ends of each wire and twist them together then measure it around your subjects head and twist it where it fits snugly. If you’re going with the head band you can go straight to taping it like so…
Now you want to start making little shell buds. So get your florist wire and start with a bead, I made these glass beads the focal point of my design so I started with that. I made about 5 of them by taking a wire through the hole and taking it over the side of the bead and twisting it at the bottom leaving a stem.
For the shells I make them as I went along using the hot glue gun to glue the wire into the back of the shell. You will need a lot of these shell buds cause it makes up the majority of this. I alternated the shell buds by adding black pearl like beads, I thought they looked awesome.
Now that you’ve made your buds, you can now start attaching them to your head band. You always start with your focal bead, (the green bead) once that’s done you then alternate with shell buds in opposite directions like a ‘v’ shape. Remember to always tape over the green wiring every time you twist one bud on. Keep repeating the process till you’re all done.
the origin of Ouija boards is funny if you think about it, like they’re part of another country’s (China) ancient history that was practiced until one emperor decided, “You know what this is probably a bad idea” and banned the practice.
then centuries later an old businessman comes along and is like “I’m going to take this and market it as a toy to children.”
so every year at my school to welcome in the new freshmen, we would have a hypnotist come in and do a show. and he would ask for like twenty volunteers to come up on stage, and then hypnotize them into believing they were on a desert island and things like that. so one of the things he would do is ask for a belt, and then make everyone believe it was a snake, right? so twenty kids shrieking and running away, very funny. except the second year the guy does it, he takes the belt and tells everyone it’s a snake and nineteen kids run away. the last girl grabs her f*cking chair and starts smashing the belt on the stage, all while screaming, and the hypnotist was laughing so hard he could barely tell her that it was a belt again. and that girl was in my health class and let me tell you I have never felt safer in a class in my life.
i like imagining dipper asking grunkle stan why he isn’t as hard on mabel as he is on dipper, “like i mean I GET IT, why you make me do all this hard stuff, you want to toughen me up and make me more capable or whatever, but how come you don’t try to toughen mabel up too???”
and grunkle stan takes a knee, hand on dipper’s shoulder, “KID……….i love ya but you’re a weenie, and your sister isn’t. plus, she’s a girl! girls gotta deal with stuff on a regular basis that would make you or me or soos or any other dude on the planet cry and wet their pants.”
and then mabel rappels down from the ceiling w/ her grappling hook and pulls a freshly knitted sweater that says “GIRL POWER” over stan’s head