One of my dearest friends is getting married in a Roaring '20's style wedding this weekend. While she was trying on her dress, she also tried on several different hair accessories, mostly involving feathers and sparkles and some netting. The prices, though, were pretty steep. I jumped at the chance to make a hair accessory for her.
I'm sure it will look prettier on the actual bride rather than on me and since I'll be the one helping to put it in her hair I will definitely be able to do a better job of pinning the netting in the back to make it look rounded (I pinned it into my own hair blindly because I'm impatient and didn't want to go hunt down a second mirror).
It will also look better on the bride because it is meant to be worn on the left side of her head, where her part is. Mine is on the right. Her hair will also probably contain some sort of styling product and not be sporting my "wash and go" look. :)
I started with a small oval of felt and sewed the tulle down to that first. Then I spaced out the feathers and glued down just the tips with my trusty hot glue gun. Then I hand sewed all of those beads to the felt in such a way as to cover up the ends of the feathers. I started with the pearl beads, arranging them as I went, and then went back and filled in with the crystals afterward. When I was happy with how it looked (and so was the bride) I glued the felt onto a metal, clip-style barrett.
Maybe I'll get a couple pics of the bride wearing it this weekend. :)