Victorian Steampunk inspired hair comb with peacock feathers perfect for a Edwardian Ball or an elegant Steampunk Bride
I've been working on this little beauty for quite awhile now. It's a Victorian Steampunk inspired hair comb with large peacock feather eyes and several layers of metal filigree pieces. There was always something missing from the design when I was trying to finish it up. But everything seemed to come together nicely last night. I do love it when that happens. And it always seems to happens just when I least expect it.
Just another little hair ornament to wear to that perfect winter noir steampunk tea party. I designed it with more of a carnival or night circus theme in mind. Mostly because I am rereading "The Night Circus." And once I start reading that book everything I make just seems to go with that design in mind.
The inevitable question came while I was making this piece. “ whatcha doing” and without thinking it flew out of my mouth… “making a dystopian mechanical peacock feather” the return answer was confused silence. Honestly, how else am I suppose to describe it. When I’m finished it all makes sense. So here it is in all it’s glory. A peacock feather for the future, but with all the elegance of the past. A lovely clock hand hair comb, antique distressed gold in color with red crystals. A noir little neo-victorian trinket that will make your outfit sparkle with decadent glamour.
I'm very proud of this piece. And you would not believe just how long I've been working on it. I think I probably started it a year ago. I knew exactly how I wanted it to look, but was not sure how to get there. Well, after working with it for a while I figured out a few new techniques and then in the last couple of weeks it all came together. AND IT TURNED OUT SO PRETTY!!! This would be my version of a Christmas comb.
I Just heard from the lovely bride that I made a number of these hair clips or fascinators for. Her bridesmaids loved them very much. They are for her Steampunk themed wedding this fall. And you should see the center pieces she is planning to make herself for the reception. They are these gorgeous hot air balloons. Anyway she was a little upset because she thought that maybe one of her bridesmaids might not find the hair clip to their liking and would leave it with her. She wanted one for herself you see. But it turns out all of them wanted to keep theirs and are wearing them before the wedding. So I would have to make one for the poor bride now.
Today is all about making another of my favorite hair combs. So time to get to work!
I was so thrilled to find that one of the hair sticks I made was written up on the offbeat bride blog. This lovely bride contacted me awhile back to collaborate on a hair stick with her for her up coming steampunk wedding. She wanted the stick to made of white clock hands and she would decorate the rest of the piece with feathers in her wedding colors. Here is the link to the post for her amazing wedding.
This lovely lady in New York commissioned this piece to be a part of her stage show. She is a singer/song writer and wanted something very dramatic for her performances. Her idea was to extend the clock hands in one of my hair combs to twice their normal size, and then sprinkle it with all kinds of bling. I was a little skeptical that such a large piece would stay in her hair, but to my surprise once I finished it I realized it was just as sturdy and wearable as the smaller versions. Once it arrived to her home she let me know she loved it, and it was the perfect addition to her costume. In fact she loved it so much she took to waring it around off stage and it has become part of her signature style. This is why I love commission work. I would never have thought to go that direction with a hair comb, and because of her inspiration I did and now it opens up a whole world of design ideas to me.
EJPcreations is a mad scientist of a woman specializing in creating tiaras, necklaces, and fascinators, with a noir, and gothic flair. All adornments have a hint of vampire elegance, a dash of Steampunk bravado, and plenty of Neo-Victorian sensibilities.
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