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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Amanda's Avatar
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    Default Hair pieces you lovely lot have made - any inspiration?

    I'm turning over in my mind a pearl-based hair piece - I've got a black tie bash next month, and I want to make something to wear in my hair, to distract from the fact that I'm 6 months pregnant and my posh frock doesn't fit properly (-:

    I've seen lots of lovely things you talented lot have made - any inspiration?

    I have in mind at the moment creamy-coloured pearls and amethyst beads.

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    Oh, you mean something like a fascinator? Those are fun; I also like the smaller florets on clips or bobby pins to scatter throughout a 'do. I've only made one clip with pearls and crystals.
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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Amanda's Avatar
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    I'm thinking of something a bit smaller, probably attached to a very small claw-type grip. Perhaps one on each side. Loose at hte back, just pinned up at side or top. A bit like this, perhaps:

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    I need to be jolly careful it doesn't look wedding-y, though, as the image would be of a shotgun marriage!

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    LOL! Throw in a feather or two while you're at it.

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    I transformed a couple of plastic head bands once. Painted them in a metallic gold or bronze and used the teeth to position a bronze wire with gems on it so they stayed on the top.

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Amanda's Avatar
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    That sounds lovely, Karin. Do you have a photo of one of them?

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    I wasn't using them so the intention was to recycle the gems. I'll have a look and see if I ever got that far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda View Post
    I'm thinking of something a bit smaller, probably attached to a very small claw-type grip. Perhaps one on each side. Loose at hte back, just pinned up at side or top. A bit like this, perhaps:

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    I need to be jolly careful it doesn't look wedding-y, though, as the image would be of a shotgun marriage!
    ROFL !! Hilarious!!!

    But lovely idea !

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    Amanda, I was just wondering if you made something after all? When you said you'd like to distract from your baby bump, I was thinking wow, that's going to be one huge, sparkly hair clip!
    Sarah Blue

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