This was a commission order for a bride who is having her wedding at Tutbury Castle and wanted her wedding jewellery to tie in with the history of the castle.
I have made this headband with a thick core wire
which I have shaped and hammered to form the band. The main wire has then been covered with a 6 loop Viking knit weave chain
made with very fine 28 gauge wire
making the headband glisten in the light.
I have finished the band with two handmade wire cones and 4mm sterling silver beads
which I have flattened slightly so that they sit neatly against the head. I have hammered the ends of the band
hold everything in place and to add extra comfort to the wearer. The ends of the band have been filed and sanded to a smooth curve.
I inside measurement of the band is 15" and the woven section of the band is 1/8" wide.