Honestly, how enchanting was Dolce & Gabbana‘s ode to Sicily in their fall collection? Velvet capes and lace dresses were accented by glorious Baroque-inspired accessories. The highlight for me was the cornucopia of ornate tiaras adorned with rhinestones, pearls, and the most darling little ceramic roses. It’s a DIY that is easily mastered with the right supplies, so when in Rome . . .

You’ll need:

Start by squeezing a small amount of E6000 into a disposable container or onto a wooden popsicle stick. I like to use a small amount at a time, as the glue tends to dry quickly. Using the tip of a toothpick, apply a dollop of glue onto the back of the largest ceramic rose. (Click images to enlarge)

Press the ceramic bead in the center of the headband. Hold in place, for about a minute, until the glue sets. It’s best to start in the center with the largest ceramic flowers and rhinestones, and then gradually add smaller adornments down the middle of the headband.

Continue adding beads and rhinestones along the middle. Then, add pearls and ceramic beads to the outer rows starting with larger pieces in the center.

Create a pattern, alternating flowers and pearls.

Continue gluing pieces to the headband . . .

Have fun with the pattern – it doesn’t have to be symmetrical. There is no right or wrong way to do this!

Glue some of the extra ceramic flowers onto brass hardware to make a pair of earrings!


(top images via Vogue.uk, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)