Retired - Simply Elegant Wedding Hair Comb

PROJECT H603
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Whether for the bride, bridesmaids, or flower girl, this hair comb of pearls and silk will make a lovely finishing touch to any dress. Make one for each member of the bridal party!
Instructions
  1. Cut a 14 inch length of 24 gauge silver plated wire. Using your fingers, wrap one end of the wire 3 times around an end tooth of the comb, up at the top, as close to the crossbar as you can get. When you finish your wrapping, tug it slightly to make sure it holds.
  2. You want the wire to be sticking out the back concave side of the comb.If it is not currently sticking out the back, just wrap it around the nearest side of the comb to make it do so. Thread onto your wire: 2 silver plated 2.5mm round beads, 1 pearl, and then 4 more 2.5mm round beads.
  3. Wrap your now-beaded wire over the top crossbar and then down through the space between the 3rd and 4th teeth of the comb, hold the last bead so that it doesn't slip under the crossbar and pull the wire through to the backside. Loop the wire one more time up and over the crossbar and back down under the same space and through to the back (this will help stabilize your beads). Repeat this same pattern of beads and wrapping 4 more times pulling the wire through the following teeth spaces: between the 6th and 7th, 9th and 10th, 12th and 13th, 15th and 16th.
  4. After your final wrap (up and over the cross bar and up and over again), wrap your wire 3 times around the top part of the 16th tooth up near the crossbar. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  5. Take your silk ribbon and thread it through the bead and pearl loops you made (the process of your wrapping will have created an interior gap between the crossbar and your beaded loops, this is the space we are threading our silk through). Thread the silk until you have about 3 inches sticking out the far end of the comb. Wrap the 3 inch tail of the silk around the top of the 16th tooth and make a simple knot. Pull fairly tight. Cut off the excess silk on this end and then place a small amount of glue over the rough ends so they stay put. Remember this is silk, so be careful not to use too much glue.
  6. Gently tug at the silk between your wire beaded loops so that it puffs out slightly, starting with the space closest to the knot you tied in the previous step. You can choose how much puff looks right to you. Do this to each space between your loops. Once you are satisfied with how it looks, tie a knot around the top part of the first tooth and cut off excess silk. Glue the rough ends.
  7. Have a wonderful wedding day!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-9011 - Silver Plated Fancy Hair Combs - Fun Craft Beading Project 2 1/2 Inches (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2430 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 14 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48095 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Cream White
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PEW-1015 - White Freshwater Cultured Nugget Pearls 7-9mm / 16 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5125 - Silver Plated Round Beads 2.5mm (1000)
    Project uses 40 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients FCO-9011, WCR-2430, XCR-48095, PEW-1015, BMB-5125, XTL-1026,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Silver Plated Fancy Hair Combs - Fun Craft Beading Project 2 1/2 Inches (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.32 / Package | SKU: FCO-9011
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: WCR-2430
Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Cream White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-48095
White Freshwater Cultured Nugget Pearls 8-9mm /16 Inch Strand
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$7.49 / Package | SKU: PEW-1015
Silver Plated Round Beads 2.5mm (1000)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1000 Pieces.
$16.15 / Package | SKU: BMB-5125
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$5.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026

Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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