My crafty friend, Sarah, is the one in the pictures. I had her wear the headband so I could do the photos. (Have I ever told you how bad I am at taking selfies? Really bad. It takes FOREVER to get a good photo. It's much easier to have someone else be in the picture. And then, I don't have to make the effort to NOT look frumpy for a photo. Ha, ha!) If you want to find out more about Sarah, you can find her on Undiscovered Virtues.
-satin cord (around 75 inches - depending on the size of your head)
-faux pearl beads
-small strip of elastic (about 5 inches)
To start out, you need enough satin cord to wrap around your head three times (from the base of your head to the top of your head) plus an additional foot just to be safe. Then, thread the beads onto the cord. (I used 18 beads, 6 for each section.)
At each end of the cord, form a loop and tie a knot.
Next, fold the cord into 3 sections, (creating an "S" Shape) making sure to distribute an even amount of beads in each section (6 beads per section).
Tie a knot at the end of each section to create a knotted "corner". Keeping the sections in the "S" shape (as shown in the photo above), gather the sections together, adding a knotted "corner" to the closest looped end. Repeat these steps on the opposite side.
Thread the strip of elastic through each gathered end (each gathered end should have a knotted corner and a looped end) to form a loop, then tie a knot in the elastic to secure it.
Trim the ends of the elastic, as well as the cord. Using the lighter, carefully melt the trimmed end of the elastic and cord, including the knot from the wrapped ends of the cord, to ensure nothing comes unraveled.
Wear and enjoy the accessory that you created!