MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
- 5-8 54-inch long laces (faux suede, repurposed leather, or woven)
- Large feathers (faux, vintage, or found)
- Clear nylon thread
- Large beads
- Needle that can go through your beads
Take you laces and tie them together in a knot at one end, (we recommend you start with five if you are a novice braider-weaver, but the more laces you weave, the more secure your feathers will be in your band).
Weave the laces into a strap. (Note that the color and order of your laces will determine the pattern of your strap.)
Tie off the end of your strap with a square knot.
Wrap the end, covering the knot, with two lacing ends, wrapping in opposite directions. Again, rie off the end of the wrap with a square knot. Your band is now complete.
Lay out the feathers in the order you want them, then weave them into the back of your band.
Lay out your beads in the order you want them in. Using a needle and nylon thread, stitch the beads on the headband, securing them with a knot on the backside at the beginning and end. The headdress is complete. Enjoy your new wings!