Congratulations to the bride who is getting married Saturday wearing the Pearly Fantasy headdress! Best wishes to you and your groom.
I took five white stones in an assortment of opaque, clear, and milky and attached them to a strong backing with my favorite peyote stitch, then decorated the rest of the fabric. The backing is faux suede. It closes with pearls and beaded loops. I like it!
Fascinators are fascinating. I posted earlier my white fascinator, not quite finished. Here it is, all ready to enhance someone’s beautiful face. Even the feather ribs are bejewelled with tiny crystals! You can click the pictures for a larger view.
Next is the Emerald City fascinator – Green and more green. This is a little more extravagant and a little more “flapper”. I am into 1920’s stuff at the moment: fashion, music, architecture, jewellery, hair and makeup – it was a time of huge change in social conventions and style. Very cool.
Finally there is the “Deco Egypta” fascinator. This is black and gold, more geometric and not as elaborate as the first two. It still has heavy bead work, but the overall effect is lighter. I may add more glitter to the feather ribs and jewels to the headband. Have to mull that over for a bit…
This started as a barrette and grew into something a bit more lavish – with fringe and pearls PLUS feathers – it became a super barrette or “fascinator“, “a large hair decoration on a band or clip with elaborate trimmings and decoration” such as feathers, flowers or beads.
I like the idea of fascinators. They can be as elaborate as I like, and I like elaborate! I just have to make sure they don’t get too heavy…
Here is the main body of the first one, all white and bride-y. I added two white feathers and am thinking of adding some hot-fix rhinestones to the ribs of the feathers. My camera batteries need recharging so a photo is coming.
I still have to attach it to the hair clip too. Then I will take a photo of it on a head with feathers and crystals!