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« on: January 20, 2009 05:53:15 AM »

I found some plain haircombs at JoAnn's and decided to put french beaded flowers on them using some new techniques I've learned that greatly reduce the amount of leftover wire, allowing me to create big flowers without all the bulk. I found these pretty czech glass buttons and just went with them.  If I had long hair, I would soooo be wearing them.  I would love to hear your comments and critiques. Is there anything you don't like about them? Is there something different you'd like to see?

The button in the center of this one reminded me of mardi gras. The flower is made with gold size 13 charlotte cut czech beads and red-lined topaz (pink) size 11 czech.





This blue one also has a czech glass button in the center. I experimented with petal shapes for this flower and think it came out kinda neat. I think this one would look great with a pair of blue jeans. It's made with size 11 czech beads. The inside petals are clear with blue wire underneath.





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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009 06:09:16 AM »

Your beaded flowers are stunning!  I especially like the pink one with the mardi gras button...you certainly have an eye for color and style!  Wonderful job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009 09:24:23 AM »

Those are wonderful haircombs, you select great colors for so beautiful designs. Great work!
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009 08:00:12 PM »

these are so lovely, i would wear these in an instant.  nice work!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009 12:23:32 PM »

those are so pretty !!
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La_Exotique
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009 06:44:38 PM »

That blue one is absolutely intense, i love it.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009 08:49:02 PM »

I think I've replied to half of your projects tonight! Cheesy

The only suggestion I have for the pink one is... put it in my hair!  It's beautiful.  The pink is very striking and I think it would look lovely on black hair.
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2009 07:08:27 AM »

I think I've replied to half of your projects tonight! Cheesy

The only suggestion I have for the pink one is... put it in my hair!  It's beautiful.  The pink is very striking and I think it would look lovely on black hair.

Since you're in Columbus, you could come get it! (It's in a local consignment shop that you would probably adore. Let me know if you want more details by pm, since I'm pretty sure it would be a no-no in the forums, right?) I would want it in my hair except that it's way too short for hair combs to stay in for more than 10 seconds. Sad
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2009 03:00:54 PM »

I love love love the pink one!  The blue one is just not jumping out at me as much, I thinkits because the pointy parts of the petals look alot like misplaced leaves...  do you know what I mean?  Like they should almost be turned a tiny bit and be another layer, underneath... but that may just be me.  Or maybe fill in the holes with a few rows of beads?  Other then that I love the colors, and the fact that you used blue wire on the clear beads.  the concept is brilliant.  great work! keep it up! 
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2009 03:53:10 PM »

I love love love the pink one!  The blue one is just not jumping out at me as much, I thinkits because the pointy parts of the petals look alot like misplaced leaves...  do you know what I mean?  Like they should almost be turned a tiny bit and be another layer, underneath... but that may just be me.  Or maybe fill in the holes with a few rows of beads?  Other then that I love the colors, and the fact that you used blue wire on the clear beads.  the concept is brilliant.  great work! keep it up! 

I totally know what you mean about the blue one. I think I made it a little too pointy. It would have looked better if there wasn't such a gap between the round part of the petal and the pointed part. I've actually been surprised by how many people like the blue one so much, because I definitely prefer the pink one. Thanks so much for the more critical feedback! I really appreciate it!

oh! Can you try to explain what you were saying about turning the pointy petals a little bit and putting more underneath? I can't visualize what you're saying, but it sounds like it could be a neat idea.
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