I always wanted to make the amazing headdress from the movie Moulin Rouge, but was hesitant because I had no idea where to start. Finally, after years of planning and dreaming, I cracked the code and was able to finish a piece I am really proud of!
The first step was to create the headdress foundation. I used a small Christmas wreath from a craft store and an existing wire frame work to start.
I then made a foundation using a thick fabric called Buckram, layering strips of the material soaked in glue to build up the form on the wires. This was a great tip from my wonderful co-worker Gretchen! It was really one of the most important construction techniques I used. I am gratefully for the abundance of help I can find at Fusion Beads!