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The picture on this page shows a head-dress in a barbaric style. It is made on a shaped piece of very thin tailor's canvas covered with gold tissue. It is then embroidered with a conventional design, or a design may be cut from some lace and appliqued on it, and green and red and blue jewels sewn on here and there to pick out the pattern and give a bizarre effect.
A wreath of little tinsel or satin roses for a young girl is the next notion given. These roses are made by cutting a narrow piece of the material on the cross, gathering it, and rolling it round and round and sewing it on to a piece of wire. The raw edges are covered with a calyx taken from an old rose and slipped up the wire. Buy some sprays of tiny rose-leaves and unwire them so that you have them all single. Then get a Piece of fine covered wire of the correct size to go around the coiffure, and arrange the leaves and roses upon it, binding them to the wire with green china ribbon of the kind used for ribbon embroidery.
Band for hair in the barbaric style. Embroidered in a conventional design with green. red and blue jewels sewn on here and there
A variation of this would be to finish the folds of the tissue with a couple of silver lilies. These are made of the tissue cut to the correct shape on the cross of the material. The upper and under sides are faced together, sewn along the edges, and then turned inside out and wired. There are five petals for each flower, and they are stitched together around the stamens. To make these, thread some tiny green beads on fine flower wire; for the little heads use gold beads. Pass the wire through the latter, and return it through the beads forming the stalk part of the stamen.
A wreath of tinsel or satin roses with green leaves forms a delightful finish to the head'dress for a young girl
Ivy leaves in dull gold metallic fabric bordered with grey-blue beads, worked into a wreath, are both novel and pretty
The scarf pictured here can be made of either silver or gold gauze and finished at the ends with tassels made of bunches of beads. It will take a yard of gauze, and a piece about 12 inches wide must be cut off and twisted together, and formed into a loop and two ends at one side. Another practical idea is a wreath of metallic ivy leaves. This is not easy to make, but is very effective and smart when finished. Cut the ivy leaves in gold or silver tissue, arid wire them around the edges with a piece of the fine wire cut from "ribbon" wire. Then string some grey-blue metallic beads on fine flower wire and sew them around the edges to hide the stitches and make a pretty finish. In stringing the beads finish off the first and the last bead, so that you have a firm row to sew on. When the ivy leaves are made they are mounted one overlapping the other on a piece of wire.
Simple folds of silver tissue passed through a jewelled buckle are extremely effective
A glittering tissue scarf, from the ends of which depend a bunch of crystal beads
The last decoration to need description consists of a band of black velvet studded with cabo-chons of sparkling paste. The band is composed of black velvet ribbon, 4-V inches wide folded in half. The cabo-chons are made in a similar fashion to the large one shown on page 755, only in a smaller size. A small celluloid ball can be used as a mould. Cut a circular piece of buckram and, before damping it, sew a piece of coarse thread around it. While the buckram is wet and soft, this can be drawn up and helps to fit it around the ball. When dry wire the edge of the mould, and then cover it with silver tissue. Finally, sew paste stones all over it, covering the entire surface. About three or five of these cabochons will be needed, according to their size, placed at equal distances, with one in the centre of the front, the band fastening at the back.
Black velvet band studded with cabochons of sparkling paste.