Monday, 19 January 2015

Monday Makes: Vintage Pastel Flower Comb

When I started my maternity leave last Summer, I had a making drought, so to speak.  There were orders coming in and bespoke pieces to make but I'd lost my 'mojo' for making new pieces.  I spent the first part of last year buying copious amounts of vintage treasure, and putting in place some grand plans for what could be created.  And I'd been so excited to use my last few months before Ted arrived making new pieces.  Maybe it was the tiredness of pregnancy, but whenever I got some free time, I just wanted to put my feet up, close my eyes and sleep!

I needed to snap out of it, and so planned a special week where I would make at least one new thing everyday.  I decided that it could be anything, a bracelet, some earrings, something big or something small.  The rule was that I had to use pieces I already had in my making stash.  NOTHING was to be purchased to complete these makes.

Today's 'Monday Makes' showcases the first of these pieces, a comb that was made on the first day of the project.  I wish I'd taken a picture of the 'ingredients' of this comb, but I didn't think about it at the time.  You'll just have to take my word for it that before I started on this piece, I had laid out before me a gold and pastel vintage bracelet, some luscious shades of Swarovski, peachy vintage leaf beads and a few opal vintage tube beads.  

I spent the day wiring, re-wiring, arranging and re-arranging the pile and then started work on this splendid gold tone comb.  I took inspiration from the delightful AB hues of the bracelet pieces and added co-ordinating crystal flowers, hand wired from Swarovski xilions.  There are more vintage flourishes - golden leaves and iridescent tube beads and finally some sprays and twists of extra delicious Swarovski.  Can you tell I love this piece? 

I adore colour and this floral comb is as colourful as they come. I think it would make a great accessory for a vintage/pastel/garden themed wedding.  Maybe there's a daring bride who wants to add some colour to their outfit?  Perhaps it would make the perfect finishing touch for the chief bridesmaid or mother of the bride?   It would certainly be a talking point and what's more, could be worn again and again!

It's not always easy for me to get pictures of my pieces being worn, especially the one-off creations like this one, so I was over the moon when Love Moi Make-Up contacted me to see if I could loan some combs for an upcoming shoot.  I think it looks stunning in this relaxed up-do!

Image: All About Image  Make-Up: Love Moi Make-Up  Hair:Tracey Ward

If you love this comb too, it's available to purchase here.



  1. What a beautiful comb! You're a very hardworking Mummy!

    1. Thank you Sarah-Lou! It's hard work, we're just taking each day at a time, and celebrating each little make! x