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WeisserRegenbogen
« on: February 18, 2010 02:32:24 PM »

After a lot of krakening and squidding, I gathered my courage and emebllished one (number two will follow shortly) of my beloved oldfashioned granny-haircombs. Just took some wire and my precious vintage button collection and somehow wove the buttons onto the comb base. Really easy Cheesy

here are both finished!


and that's how they look in my hair


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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010 03:08:23 PM »

These are lovely!  I wish I could figure out how to wear haircombs; any tips?  Action shots perhaps?
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010 11:05:33 PM »

those are cute!

Would love some hair combs to play with.
I have some cute buttons I could use...
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010 07:47:14 PM »

thanks Cheesy The second one is embellished now, too. will upload pics as sson as there's daylight!

nessie, I'll try an make action shots tomorrow, but for now I can just describe you how I wear them.
Mostly, I just use them to keep the hair out of my face (I'm letting my shorter bangs grow, finally, and the combs help a lot not to go insane with the shorter strands falling into my face) and they sit on the side of my head, somewhere above/behind the ears. Putting in the combs is actually pretty easy.

First, I pull a strand of hair towards the back of my head and then I stick the comb in my hair right in the opposite direction (the teeth pointing towards my face / the direction where the roots of the strand are). Sounds counterintuitive at first, but otherwise (if you stick it in as if you were really combing your hair, from top to bottom) the comb would just fall out. You might want to keep things very close and parallel to your head, this way, the comb will literally "eat" your hair and sit there very securely. I only have to check and redo this every few hours or when I move a LOT.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010 06:42:21 PM »

MY GOODNESS, those are lovely!!  I need them in my life!
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010 07:45:13 AM »

Thanks for the explanation on how to wear them!  They look absolutely gorgeous in your hair.  I'm inspired to attempt something similar.  I do believe I have a pair of plain combs hanging around somewhere in one of my jewelry boxes that are just begging to be embellished and worn. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010 11:28:43 AM »

Those are lovely. What a great way to wear vintage/neat buttons. Great Idea and they look really cute in your hair.. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010 05:11:19 PM »

nessie, you'll have to show us when you're finished Cheesy
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