Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Barrette #1 (in progress)

I've been asked to make barrettes and finally, here is one almost completed. I'm going to add another layer of black beads around the edges. This design started with a vintage metal button and beads in a variety of sizes, including micro beads in the background and vintage rhinestone elements.

I've looked at beaded barrettes over the years and felt some sticker shock - I have to say now I truly understand! This is a much more time-intensive item than my usual round brooch format. I do love having a different format to plot and plan with, so stay tuned, I'd like to make more hair ormanents!

1 comment:

  1. Its a gorgeous piece! I love how you can start with a focal and the design just takes on a life of its own. Hair ornaments a huge right now too.