How to make Wedding Hair Accessories?
Bridal hair combs are a beautiful way to complement your gown on your wedding day. A lovely keepsake from your special day, these little treasures can be passed down to future generations. The designs are frequently intricate and can be quite expensive to buy at retail, so you can save money by making your own. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create your own crystal hair comb by wiring and gluing a variety of embellishments. Let's get started.
- Plastic hair comb.
- Large flower brooch.
- Clear bicone Swarovski crystals.
- Clear flatback Swarovski crystals.
- Clear flat sew-on Swarovski crystals.
- Silver 20 gauge and 26 gauge tarnish-resistant craft wire.
- E6000 Industrial Strength clear glue. (Use proper ventilation as the fumes are strong.)
- Wire cutters.
- Needle-nose pliers.
Turn the flower brooch upside down, so the pin is facing up. Pick up your wire cutters and remove and cut both sides of the pin. Cover the pin with your hand so it doesn't go flying. Completely remove the pin.
Take the industrial-strength clear glue and add a good blob to the back centre portion of the crystal flower. Now, face the flower with the crystal side up and place it on the top left portion of the plastic comb. Refer to the photo for exact placement. Hold the flower in place for approximately 10 minutes as the glue sets.
Using the wire cutters, snip a long piece of your thick wire. If you run out, you can always add more, so the length is not specific.
Place the wire in between the first teeth of the the plastic hair comb. The majority of the wire should be in front of the plastic teeth, and a small piece of the end of the wire should be behind the comb.
Take the pliers and hold the top of the wire. Begin to wrap the wire around the first tooth of the hair comb. This will secure the small end of the wire, which is in the back of the comb.
Continue to wrap the wire in between the plastic teeth, and over the top of the plastic comb, until you reach the crystal flower. Continue weaving the wire in and out through the large spaces in the the crystal flower. The wire will help secure the glued crystal flower in place.
Once the flower is secured, take a bicone crystal and add it to you your wire, sliding it all the way down the wire.
The crystal should rest on top of the plastic comb. Now add a second crystal the same way. There should be two crystals in a row. Create the rows of crystals all the way to the end of the comb.
Take your wire cutters and snip the excess wire. Make sure to leave a small piece of wire at the end.