Friday, April 15, 2011

Simply Fascinating!

I have a very good friend who is a member of the Red Hat Society  http://www.redhatsociety.com/ recently asked if I would make her a fascinator since she abhors wearing hats! I had never made one before but I am always up for a challenge! Especially when this challenge would include materials I have never worked with (or played with) before!!! I first picked out about 25 feathers in red and purple colors and set them aside (after teasing the kitten with an ugly feather into a pile of amped up energy and spooky fur) Second, I gathered my scissors, silk cord, beading needle (medium size), small tube of super glue, rhinestone button, metal comb and my can-do attitude! I carefully sewed each and every feather with the silk cord onto the comb, making sure to not break the spine or to crumple the edges. I added the rhinestone clasp last, sewing it into place and tying off the knot and threading the knot back through the feathers into the soft under side. I added a small piece of felt (with a tiny amount of super glue) to the back of my comb to protect the scalp from the cut ends of my long feathers and to also hide my final knot from the silk line for a finished look. About 2 hours, 8 feet of silk cord, 20 feathers, 1 rhinestone button, 1 soft piece of felt and a smidge of superglue and  TA- DAAAAAA! This is my very first hair fascinator comb!


5 comments:

  1. You should add these to your shop. This looks terrific.

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  2. fantastic job!!!! congrats on your success with your first attempt!! it looks great.

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  3. this is gorgeous!!!. great job.

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  4. That is awesome! I also love the Red Hat Society! :)

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  5. lovely! I wonder where the name "fascinator" comes from?

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