Funky fancy hair pieces have been in for a while, and I keep getting requests for them, but never any actual orders. As much as I am happy to do commissions, I really prefer to make things that I would wear, since I am my own biggest promoter. I am generally wearing something that I made when I am out of the house. So it has taken me a long time to get into the idea of working with this trend, and I think I may have missed the boat on it. The single flowers seem to be getting bigger and heading toward facinators, but I have had these little hair clips and am jumping into trying them out, finally.
Part of the reason I got inspired to do this little hair flower is that I feel I have finally have mastered the Russian leaf and the variations that I learned from the class I took with Huib Petersen in 2010. (See blog "Beadweaving with Huib Petersen") I now need to move on from the individual petals/leaves over to seamlessly connecting them to create even more dimension.
I have in now way mastered the combination, and I prefer to do things from memory and experimentation so it will take a bit. I am pretty happy how this first one tired out since I have not really addressed the pattern since the class. I finished it while I was at the Soup Spoon Cafe post-lunch meeting!
This piece is approximately 2.75 in x 2.75in x .5 in. The clip is about 1 in x .5 in. I chose this particular clip because it will actually stay in my very thin hair rather then messing with a hair comb! This size will be running around $65
Note: I did purchase an adorable hair flower in for a dinner party last year which was perfect from Pixel & Hank. They're very cute, reasonably priced and a Michigan crafter! I just had a hard time making one myself!