Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fascinating Crocheted Fantasy Flowers for the Bride - Part 2

In last week's post, I feature pictures of some flowers I created while experimenting with ideas for bridal hair accessories.  This week, I wanted to show you what I've done to "finish" my experiment.  I  designed some additional elements -- a leaf and some branches with crystal buds.  I then incorporated those with the two flowers I created last week to decorate a 4 1/2 inch comb.  This is the result:

Here are some close-up views of the various elements of the finished piece:

As you can see from the photo below, the various pieces are wired to the comb:

I imagine this comb being used tucked into a bride's hairdo -- for example, into the roll of a french twist, or to secure a side sweep.  I think it would also look beautiful to secure an ivory veil.

In addition, I started work on another bridal hair accessory design this week.  The central focal element will be a calla lily, which I crocheted using an iridescent metallic ivory thread and 30 gauge gold copper wire for the spathe and the gold wire embellished with ivory pearls for the spadix (center curled spike).

These curved fronds of heavier gold copper wire incorporating pearl drops are additional pieces I am considering adding to the final design:

Upcoming Arts and Crafts Fairs/Shows

I also wanted to give a heads-up this week to the "live" shows I have coming up. I will be at:

The Artists' Market at Leon & Lulu's in Clawson, MI on August 26 and 28.

The Lindbergh Holiday Boutique at Lindbergh Elementary School in Dearborn, MI on November 10, 2012.

The Holiday Galleria at First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn on November 17, 2012.

Parcells Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar on December 1, 2012 in Grosse Pointe Woods on December 1, 2012.

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