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
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.
As 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.
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).
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.
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