Hello lovely readers! I know this is waaaay past a Thursday Throw Back post, but I have been super busy making a Natural Form Era wedding dress for a lovely young friend of mine...so haven't had much time to really think about doing a blog post. A friend on Facebook reminded me about the acorn hair ornaments that I made for the Countess Emilia Sommariva Seilliere portrait dress and that lead me to remember that I was going to write a post about how I made said acorn ornaments.
I had spent several days pouring over the internet, eBay, Etsy, The Find, trying to find acorn hair ornaments, combs, brooches, ANYTHING that I could use to put in my hair like the Countess had done for her hair. After I resigned myself to the fact that there quite possibly would never be found such objects, I went about trying to decide how to make them myself.
Challenge accepted!!!!! I was in JoAnn's with two lovely friends, Marilyn and Aubrielle one evening and I told them what I was hoping to find and they joined in the search. I think they caught the "hunting for a project" bug and had a fabulous time! Between the three of us, we came up with all the ingredients for the acorns!!!
In the end, they were super easy to make and looked rather good I think!
Acorn Hair Ornaments up close and personal.....
I used the largest beads from this packet, they were about 2cm.
Awesome metal bead caps....
Gold tone 12 ga. wire...
4mm gold crimp covers...
And gold spray paint to paint the metal bead caps.
The one on the left has been spray painted gold....
For construction, I cut the wire into 12" lengths, crimped a crimp cover at the very end of one end (I used needle nose pliers to crimp them down good and tight), added a bead, then a bead cap, then crimped another crimp cover right snug up under the bead cap!
Taaaaa Daaaaaa!!! Easy Peasy, Rice and Cheesy!!!
Finished Acorn ornaments!
To affix them to my wig that my fabulous friend Josie's mom styled for me, Josie formed a circle in the wire as the wire was super slick in my hair and wouldn't stay put without it. All that was left was for her to bobby pin the circle to the wig and Voila!!! Hair accessories complete!! (Josie is a rock star!!!)
So, there you go. Super easy hair ornament tutorial...you could do this with so many fun things, not just round beads....
Be blessed my friends!!
I love these. So simple and yet so effective. I looked back at your older posts about the project too and I love the way you have recreated the portrait. Congratulations on a beautiful outfit!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! They were so simple to make it was ridiculous! Thank you also for your lovely compliment!Delete
woot! I loved these hair ornaments, last year was such an epic year of make your own accessories. From one rock star to another! Sew on!ReplyDelete
It really was an epic year of make your own accessories!! It was totally fun too as was the Fabulous weekend!!!!Delete
After what we installed at our hair last November (laces, flowers, christmas ornaments, real green bush, broshes, feathers, pearls, fans, little birds, red berry fruits, some shawls and golded christmas trees) there is really few things what can surprise me :) And your hair ornament looks great! It's easy, fast and ... brilliant idea :)ReplyDelete
By the way, I've changed my blog adress from fobmroweczka.blogspot.com to kostiumeria.blogspot.com
My nickname also changed from fobmroweczka to Asia (that's ma name ;))
Wish you all the best, Gina :)
Oh my heavens!! The things you ladies put in your hair was epic!! I loved all the hairstyles!!!
Thank you for your lovely compliment and the new address for you blog!!