Before I found the nerve to start working on the Lord Elrond costume, I decided to make the circlet. It was easy enough, looking at the photos, and at some finished products other people have made and put up for sale online.
I figured that I could make the crown using polymer clay, but it would need to have an armature, or a wire skeleton, so that the clay pieces don’t break. So, that’s what I did.
Because my toaster oven for baking clay was just that, a toaster oven, a whole circlet would not fit in it. Therefore, I decided to make the crown in three segments. I baked the three pieces, glued them together afterwards, and painted the crown with metallic gold acrylic paint.
The crown came out very nice. I added a gold-colored chain that I found at Michaels. Looks handmade, but serves the purpose, I think.