Making Arwens’ Crown

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 :)



  1. says

    I remember when I first watched Lord of the Rings, I was fascinated with Arwens’ beauty! I cannot wait for this tutorial. The crown looks amazing!

    All the best,

  2. says

    I’m obsessed with LOTR! I can’t wait to see the tutorial. Can you also do a tutorial inspired by Eowyn? She is one of my favorite characters and she is so inspiring.

  3. says

    This tutorial is definetely cool! But it’s really difficult to find crowns with that sort of structure or even doing it DIY. Anyways, I’ll try to look out for any crowns with this design so that I could emulate it to look at Arwen’s.. :)

  4. danii says

    You should’ve checked out !
    Just search “circlets” and you’ll find tonnsss!
    but all and all, this was really helpful :) I might just do one myself to wear around :)

  5. says

    This looks awesome, I’ve never been a fan of The Lord of the Rings, but I love every tutorial that you have made so I’ll definitely watch this one. Can’t wait.