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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Formal / Bridal
Sterling silver, findings, organza
What was your inspiration?
My daughter is getting married! She hates veils and wants a hair piece to put in the side of her hair on the big day. We found one we liked and they wanted $130. We both looked at each other and said, we can make it cheaper. Ha ha, ho ho, hee hee... ( you have to read my bio to understand that bit). So anyway, that began my journey to search for all the items I needed to make my daughter a hair piece.
What are you most proud of?
I did it without a pattern! I made the roses out of organza. I purchased amethysts, and pearls and crystals and sterling silver wire and a 2 inch comb. Then I just started stringing beads and twisting wire. I am so glad I took this class, otherwise we would have had to purchase the hair piece from the bridal shop.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Buy the roses if you can find them. I looked everywhere online and in stores and if they said they had organza roses, they were the wrong color, or out of stock... I wanted to incorporate her birthstone into the hair piece, and I thought if I added them to the sprigs they would get lost since they are so tiny. You can't see them very well against the black background, but trust me, they are so pretty!
I tend to obsess about things like this, and having no pattern just makes it worse. I would appreciate honest critiques, letting me know if it's worthy of a wedding day. Thanks in advance. : )