Monday, January 17, 2011

A new frontier

So I got this bright idea about 2 weeks ago, during my scramble to have enough diversity for the bridal show, to make crystal and pearl hair combs in addition to the flower ones I was already making.  Well, after failing hard at wire wrapping and looking around at a lot of different bridal combs, I decided that I could use antique and vintage brooches and attach them to hair combs.  (btw, no I definitely did not manage to have them in time for the bridal show).

I already incorporate vintage linens and antique lace into some of my pieces, so why not incorporate some more authentic vintage and antique pieces?  When I went out in search of some, I was greeted with a vast array.  Walk into any antique store and you know what I mean. They're on top of every counter, in every dish, and in tons of glass displays.  I originally was looking only for clear rhinestone and pearl brooches, but my husband was the one who said "your shop isn't just bridal...why don't you do everyday ones too?"  And thus-- here we are.  I like them a lot and think they look very nice.  The only downside is that there's more of an investment involved.  Nice antique brooches, unless you're very lucky, don't come all that cheap.  So I just started with a handful and we'll see how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. This a lovely idea, and they are beautiful - and definitely more generally applicable than just bridal stuff. :)