flower hair combs

Flower Hair Combs

blue silk hydrangea

Flower hair combs for weddings and beyond.

Mounting handmade flowers onto a hair comb is yet another great way of creating a wearable floral piece and showcasing the flowers you make. Unlike a headband, hair combs are more versatile, as their position in a hairdo can be easily changed depending on a hairstyle or personal preferences of the wearer.
For a hair comb you can choose a selection of small flowers, silk or leather (see the photo with blue hydrangea flower hair comb). Other small flowers may
include gypsophila, daisies, small  orchids, cherry and apple blossoms etc.SILK WILD ROSE tutorial
Instead of a bunch of small flowers you can opt for several medium sized flowers like these delicate silk wild roses.
Usually I attach my flowers by wrapping the wires to a metallic comb with a piece of thin silk. This process is described in detail in my Silk Wild Rose Tutorial.
Hair combs do vary in size. The longer the hair comb the more flowers you can fit onto it.
Silk flower hair combs are popular with brides and last better than fresh flowers during the big day.
flower hair combsAs fabrics are hand dyed you will have no problem offering a silk hair comb in the right colour to match the wedding colour scheme or the bridal outfit.
For a real impact you can step up your game and mount a large flower onto a hair comb as shown in my Silk English Rose Video Course.
In this case choose flowers that are made with lightweight fabrics (silk

flower hair combs

or rayon organza, rayon georgette or light to medium weight silk satin etc) to keep the weight of your flower comb low.
I would recommend opting for a flower with a flat underside too, as it will sit better against the hair.
Depending on the idea you or your customer have in mind, delicate lace and some metallic fabrics can also be incorporated into a flower hair comb design.
The pink rose featured in the hair comb in the photo can be made during one of my online video workshops I am planning to offer in the New Year.

Large roses or other flowers (poppy, dahlia, sunflower etc) can be turned into evening/ special occasion accent pieces if you make them in metallic or fantasy colours (think black or navy etc).

organza roses

Apart from small flowers and large roses you can also use fabric butterflies to decorate hair combs.
More information on how to hand dye and shape delicate organza into a lightweight yet blousy rose hair comb can also be found in my Advanced Silk Rose Video Course.
Depending on the style, occasion and outfit there are different options for possible flower hair combs you can consider. I hope you will add this type of flower finish to your list of ideas for the next season.
silk rose video tutorials

Silk rose buds

At a recent class we created pretty tight rose buds of silk satin. Apparently this bud is the essence of most of rose flowers so in order to practice it a bit more I decided to make another one as a birthday gift for one of my friends. The rose bud is surrounded with leaves and is finished with a brooch base.
I am sure that if I make 15 rose buds and put them in a nice vase they will look so fresh and beautiful. These delicate closed roses are also perfect in bridal accessories.

Here is the corsage I made and a close-up of it

Bluebells

Another inspiration from one the Japanese flower making tutorials is this stem of fantasy bluebells. I made them in intense blue, but would like to recreate in white and soft pink later on. I think they will look very nice in a bridal or a flower girl’s head wreath when made in white (or even pink!). Here is the original piece I made:

silk bluebells, artificial flowers, faux flowers, handmade flowers
silk bluebells, artificial flowers, faux flowers, handmade flowers
And how do you see these bluebells? Maybe as a little corsage? Or…? Please let me know ☺
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