My Everyday Tiara

Posted on Jul 23, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 8 comments

I have always love tiaras although I do not own one.  I actually made one in my 100th post and gave it away.  I recently picked up a book on a whim  Crowns and Tiaras by Kerri Judd and Danyel Montecinos and I’m sure glad I did (nothing wrong with impulse buying after all) it inspired me to make another one and I had so much fun with the creating process of it, I will be making more.

Paper Bead Tiara

Do you need a reason to wear a tiara?  Wear it on occasions?  If you are a bride, a little girl, birthdays, New Year’s Eve, Halloween?  How about wearing it just because you want to feel special.  I’ve had the book for quite sometime now and the more you plan on how you want the tiara to turn out, the more that it just gets push back for another day.  Well, yesterday I took the plunge and just got whatever materials I have available on hand and got into it.

Paper Bead Tiara

I used for the base a dried out sea weed, they are flexible when dry and the color turns to brown just like a twig.  Some gold craft wire, paper beads (of course), sea shells (to go with the sea weed).  I was a Sea Princess this morning in my pajamas.

Paper Bead Tiara

If you get one of those “blah” days, when you don’t feel like doing anything and you feel totally useless, try wearing a tiara 🙂  I wore this around the house, feeling silly, happy and CREATIVE!


Today, is the start of my Tiara Collection.  I call it Everyday Tiaras because you can make it with whatever theme you like.  I suggest getting the book, it has tons of ideas and inspiration.


Upcoming posts:  I will be posting finished jewelry pieces from the Paper Bead Trade participants.  Maybe, a tiara tutorial.  Keep creating…….thrifting…….sewing………collaging……..beading……


  1. very very lovely !! you’re a princess !!

    i sent you an email with photos of my first creations with the beads from the Paper Beads Trade, I don’t know if you received it ? you can have a look at my post on my blog, and tell me if you want more photos :


    • Hi Claire,

      I love, love your creations! I’m sorry somehow I did not receive, otherwise I would have posted it already. I love the wire necklace and the cone shaped paper bead earrings. You put it together really well. Stay creative…..keep creating……..sharing…….Janice Mae

  2. gosh i need a tiara today!! i wanna wear one! i want one!! one for each day each with a different theme. . tomorrow is ‘ trying to make a tiara day’!

  3. Awesome! Yes, why not wear it just b/c it’s fun! I like that idea :]

  4. wow i want my own tiara and i love the sea princess theme how creative. i love all the ideas from this site and i hope to post something in the future when i feel like i can inspire some one as you all do. hugs peace love emmy

  5. I Love your Tiara Janice. I love the part wearing your tiara with your pj’s!

  6. Oh that is awesome, I want to make one that I can wear while Im creating, or just sitting at home too =] Very Nice Tiara. I like your pictures 🙂

  7. Very cool! Too bad it was a “blah” day 🙁