Beaded Beauty | A beaded bridal hair comb for Zoe
One of my favourite things to do is to sit down at my desk for a day of hand-beading. All I need is a pot of hot tea, a podcast or three in the background, countless beads and crystals at my finger tips, and my chocolate labrador Bear sleeping at my feet. In my personal opinion, it’s the best fun a girl can have!
This pretty much sums up the creation of Zoe’s beautiful custom bridal hair comb which I had the pleasure to create for this lovely bride-to-be. Over a short period of time, Zoe and I exchanged emails about her bridal look – her wedding dress, the exquisite beaded crystal detail around the waist of her gown and her bridal hairstyle. My head was buzzing with lots of ideas on how I would create her comb… the organic lines, the combination of different beads and rhinestones, the sweet and compact size and shape. I couldn’t wait to start work on her comb!
I was beyond thrilled when I finished the piece and I sent photos to Zoe. She was smitten and she also shared that her brothers had generously purchased this comb for her big day so it was an EXTRA special detail. This touched me so much, with three brothers myself, I definitely know how much this comb meant to her and I was honoured to have had the opportunity to work with her to bring it to life.
I must admit though, it was disappointing that I wasn’t able to capture the true beauty and shine of the rhinestones and pearls using my camera the day I photographed it. The lighting in my studio at the time was atrocious but it made my day when Zoe received the comb in the mail and the feedback she sent me about how it shimmered in real life was beyond amazing. Thank you Zoe for being so sweet – I loved working with you!