Preciosa Project - Floral Romance. Headband with a ribbon

The headband consists of a sewn lacy band and a ribbon which is tied under the hair. The lacy band consists of five identical repeating motifs and it consists of three fragments. Everything is sewn together and connected. One larger flower is omitted in the fifth outer section.

A bracelet could also be made in the same way. In this case, only three of the lacy motifs would be repeated. We have selected a refined creamy color for our headband which can therefore be a suitable wedding accessory.

The range of opaque and transparent colors of the glass or color finishes will enable you to give free reign to your creativity and to create your own color combinations.

The headband can then suddenly become a flowering meadow of pastel colors. We wish you many creative ideas when working with Czech beads and seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand.







PRECIOSA rocailles GBR10L, size 10/0 (1010 pieces)
PRECIOSA Twin™ (480 pieces); GBR2H
a 0.20 mm line or nylon thread, a thin 0.24 mm wire, scissors, a long threading needle, flat nosed pliers, a 1 cm wide ribbon, 1 m long


Each of the five sections is sewn from one large flower, three smaller flowers, two outer leaves and a further two smaller flowers and two rocaille leaves. 
Start with three smaller flowers and their two leaves. Connect the fragment of two flowers and two leaves so that the point of the lower leaf is connected with the following larger lacy section. Sew the large flower and its protrusions last.

Step 1

Start with the three flowers and two leaves. 
String 8 x Twins onto the needle with the fine line or the nylon thread, move them to the end of the line and tie them in a ring with a strong knot. Pass the line through the second hole of the first Twin in the initial ring and gradually pass it through all of the second holes and add 1 x Rocaille between every Twins. Then add 3 x Rocailles in front of the last Twin according to the drawing, pass the line through the penultimate Rocaille and the second hole of the first Twin once again and repeat the same again at the nearest Rocaille (figure no. 1).


 Start forming the next flower (figure no. 2).

Alternately string 8 x Twins and 8 x Rocailles. Pass the line through the second hole of the first Twin and tighten the strung Twin seed beads into flowers. Then add 3 x Rocailles according to the drawing, pass the line through two Rocailles one more time and start the stringing of 12 x Rocailles for the first leaf. Pass the line back through the eleventh Rocaille in the opposite direction. String a further 10 x Rocailles and close the leaf. Pass the line through the first four Rocailles once again and add 3 x Rocailles, close the ring made of 4 x Rocailles and start stringing the third flower. 

String 1 x Twin, 1 x Rocaille and 1 x Twin and connect the first flower by passing the line through the outer of the four protruding seed beads. Then alternately string 6 x Twins and 6 x Rocailles and pass the line through both the holes in the first Twin and all of the remaining second holes.
After tightening the internal section of the flower, pass the line through the three Twins once again according to the drawing and through the outer hole of the nearest Twin and Rocaille so that you come to the edge of the flower and can string the seed beads connecting the flower to the second leaf. 

String 3 x Rocailles and pass the line through these four Rocailles once again. String 12 x Rocailles and pass the line through the eleventh Rocaille in the opposite direction. Then string 3 x Rocailles and connect this leaf with the first leaf by passing the line through the four Rocailles from the first leaf according to the drawing. String 3 x Rocailles, then pass the line through the 2 nearest Rocailles, tighten the strung beads commensurately, straighten the entire motif of three flowers and two leaves and close with a knot and hide the end of the line in the hole of the following seed bead.


Step 2

The second motif consists of two flowers and two leaves. Proceed similarly to as in the first motif. Create a flower from 8 x Twins, add a total of 8 x Rocailles to the outer circumference between the individual Twins. Add another 3 x Rocailles at the penultimate Twin and connect the flower with the first leaf of the previous motif. Complete the flower, pass the line through the second hole of the first Twin and the first added Rocaille one more time, add 3 x Rocailles, pass the line through 2 x Rocailles one more time, tighten the connecting element and start the stringing of the new leaf. String 12 x Rocailles and pass the line back through the eleventh Rocaille, add 10 x Rocailles and complete the leaf. Pass the line through the five Rocailles again, add 3 x Rocailles and create a further connecting element to connect the new flower.

Alternately string 8 x Twins and 8 x Rocailles to create the next flower. Add another 1 x Rocaille after the second Rocaille, create another connecting element and connect the newly created flower with the second leaf of the previous motif, add 1 x Rocaille, pass the line through the second Rocaille of the flower once again and complete with an alternating stringing of Twins and Rocailles. Pass the line one more time through the first Twin and pass the line through all the internal holes and tighten the internal section of the flower. Pass the line out from the inside of the flower through the outer hole of the penultimate Twin and Rocaille, add 13 x Rocailles and pass the line through the penultimate Rocaille in the opposite direction. String 3 x Rocailles, pass the line through four Rocailles from the previous leaf. Add 3 x Rocailles, pass the line through the four Rocailles in this line, add 1 x Rocaille, pass the line through the two Rocailles from the new leaf once again, tighten and straighten the entire motif, finish with a tight knot and hide the ends of the line in the surrounding holes and cut it.


Step 3


Create a larger flower from 10 x Twins and 10 x Rocailles for the connection of the individual lacy flower motifs and connect the individual sections according to the drawing (figure no. 3).
Finish it off, clear away the line and cut it. 
The connection at the flowers is realised by adding 3 x Rocailles in two places and at the leaves by adding a ring of 8 x Rocailles.





Pass the line through the outer Rocaille of the leaf at the end of the headband one more time and then finish. Attach a stringing of 21 x Rocailles in a loop to the point of the leaf (figure no. 4).
Pass the thin line through all these Rocailles one more time, finish with a knot and hide the ends in the neighbouring holes. Connect another loop of 21 x Rocailles on the other side of the headband using the connecting element made of 3 x added Rocailles. Pass the ribbon, which is used to tie the headband below the hair, through both outer loops.


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