We will soon find out! I bought an "empty" browband for $20, about $10 worth of tools and supplies, and maybe $10 worth of (orange jasper) beads. I have a booklet on how to do the beading and fastening. I have been an abject failure at most crafts. Even in eighth grade Home Economics, I was exempted from wearing the mandatory a-line skirt that I made. Even the teacher recognized it was just too awful to wear.
The browband, however, is motivating. If this works I can make cool browbands for less than $50 (far less!).