Like I mentioned in this post, I am building the hair accessory my friend Kayla will be wearing on her wedding day. I've known my hilarious and wonderful friend for 23 years and it means so much to me that she wanted me to do this as I won't be able to come to her wedding, being on the other side of the world and everything.
She is using peacock feathers as an inspirational color palette for her event and so she wanted me to incorporate them into the piece. Here it is, girl!
I made the flower using the petal tutorial here and glued them in place with the clip on the back, similar to this tutorial.
Each petal was hand crafted and dyed with English tea to match her dress.
The "bling", as Kayla puts it, was created in the center of the flower by arranging loose gems in a pretty pattern and then using silver pins to make it really look like an actual flower does. I believe they're called stamen. Thanks 9th grade science class!
The bling that grows out of the side of the flower with the feathers is a vintage pin I picked up back in Portland and wanted to hand down to Kayla in this piece. Anyway, she needs 'something old' on her wedding day. I added more gems to it, because...well...I thought she'd like it!
PS: You're lucky all my photos are inconveniently stashed in the back of our storage, or I would have posted a couple choice old timey pictures of us. ;)