I’ve been planning to do a tutorial for Arwen for ages and I’m finally getting around to it! :D
So far I have the costume and the evenstar, but the crown was a little bit more tricky.
I’d been searching around e-bay for a while to find something that worked but they were either accurate (with a price tag to match) or just horribly inaccurate.
Finally I found a crown which was close enough from a seller called unfauxgettabledesigns.
While not completely accurate I knew I could fiddle with it to make it more accurate, so I went ahead and bought it and went to hobby craft to buy some chains and crystals.
What I bought:
- 3 one meter low nickel chains (two thin and one thicker)
- 5mm Jump Ring (silver hoops)
- Swarovski Crystals 6mm (roughly 10)
What I used:
- Pliers (try and use the rounded tipped ones so you don’t scratch the jewellry)
- Old broken crystal necklace
- Unused earring hooks
You do not have to buy what I did to re-create this. If you have any silver necklaces that you don’t like anymore lying around use those up.
Any glass or crystal broken necklaces? Use those on the crown :)
The main thing with this crown (if you decide to re-create it) is to have a few chains hanging down the sides with crystal or glass beads on the end, and then have several chains hanging down the back of your head.
So long as you stick to the basic structure of the original crown you will still get that elven look to it :)