Type of item: Accessory
Hair Combs made of a vinyl plastic durable material Elastic cording Assorted beads with holes large enough for elastic cording
What was your inspiration?
Each comb is different and inspired by the beads I have. I usually use beads from vintage necklaces and bracelets although I occasionally find new necklaces that have beads that will be just right for a comb. The beads really start the inspiration. When I see beads I like, the first thing I do is check to make sure that the hole is large enough to run elastic through. it. Sometimes one finished comb inspires the next. I might say something like, "these center beads would also look great with different connecting beads".
What are you most proud of?
I am proud that I am creating something that women really enjoy wearing and say that the combs save them a lot of time getting ready to go out and that they feel so comfortable wearing them.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be sure and unravel a bit of the thread on the cording. Cut away some of the rubber banding inside the cording, then wax the end and twist to make it look needle like. I use thread wax like you can buy at the fabric shop, but have used candle wax as well. Also, If the person who will be wearing the combs has very thick hair you may want to add a couple more beads to the width. After I tie the knot when the project is finished, I add a drop of glue to the knot to make sure it does not come undone.