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Friday, April 2, 2010

Rubies, Denim and Pearls---Oh My!

How old do you think this little packet of pearls is? least the 1970's is my guess.

I was thrilled to be able to use these in my latest craze---hair ornaments.

You can see the denim flower petals I cut out. I used fray check on the edges, so there was no machine sewing involved in this project.

I did hand sew the pearls to the light denim.

I attached some pronged ruby jewels to the dark denim. .. no sewing--the prongs just bend over the jewel.

Then I put gold-glittered purple flower petals behind all of the denim and added a purple cloth covered button.........and....................


A flower hair accessory was finished.

I did it in colors to coordinate with this multi-colored jacket.
I am planning to wear it in my hair when I wear an updo.

Last week I made a couple other hair ornaments. I posted these in one of my other blogs, but I will repost here for those who don't read my other blogs.

They were so easy to make! I just cut out a flower shape in different sizes from a few different fabrics--two denim and one felt and layered them on top of each other. The only sewing was a few hand stitches to hold all the layers together and to sew the fabric-covered button on. In less than 30 minutes, I had this done:
It was so much fun, I made another in black vinyl and red. It goes with the red/black handbag.
Either of these can be used in the hair or as a lapel pin like I am showing you tonight. My hair is not in an updo, so I can't try them out in the hair.

Here's the green/denim as a lapel pin on a denim jacket atop a green shirt.
I should probably make a matching bag for this little ensemble.

These hair flowers were all inspired by this one that I purchased a few weeks ago:

I looked it over and said, "I can do that!" These sell for $19.99. Can you believe it? I can make them for almost nothing!


Heather said...

I really like the one with the greeen. I also have some ancient bags of pearls that must be from at least the 70's but couldn't pass them up.

sparkle jars said...

I love these hair ornaments!

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