In two previous posts I featured what I've dubbed bridal "fantasy flowers". These are flowers that can be worn as a hair ornament, worked into a brooch or sash, or otherwise use as a bridal accessory. Over the past few days, I've created one additional fantasy flower that will be worked into a hair comb. This one features gold wire, iridescent pearl metallic thread, tiny transparent ivory seed beads, iridescent crystal bugle beads, and faceted crystal beads in clear and champagne tones. I photographed it with two different backgrounds and in two naturally lit locations to try to give a good view of the finished flower.
Here are some close-ups to give a better view of the details:
For the finished comb, I plan to add a simple leaf crocheted in metallic gold thread and a couple of small "budding" stems.
Last week, I posted photos of the necklace I made for myself to match the dress I wore to my daughter, Betsy's, bridal shower. I promised a photo of the earrings. Here is a picture of me wearing both the necklace and earrings.
I still have a couple of items to make for Betsy's wedding -- the floral comb for her hair and one more flower hair clip for the flower girl. But I have new ideas for designs for a necklace and a bracelet that I really want to try out next week. We'll see how it goes ...