|The butterfly has blingy, sparkly edges but photographing your own head ain't so easy....|
...... and not forgetting the one my students like best! The red one!
|You can't easily see but this one has lots of translucent red beads too!|
These were made by Gail Reed (see below for me copy and pasting from her website). I'm mother-of-the-bride in July and huge hats or fascinators simply aren't 'me' so I started checking out other hair accessories and got addicted! I know that some of the pieces that make up my hairbands came from charity shops and Gail deconstructed jewellery before retrorecycling it. So the charities win. I win. It's the proverbial ....win-win!!!!
I now have a new passion. Collecting hair accessories. My wallet does not need this. Too late. Gail is great btw. Excellent customer service. I have super-short hair and it's a fabulous way of funking up my style. I have 4 of her pieces and I don't know yet which I'm wearing to the wedding!
Here's Gail's bit.
Pearls and Charm was created by me, Gail Reed. I have always had a passion for statement clothing and the beautifully unusual.
I love fabric, lace, ribbons, pearl, bows and buttons. My dream is to inspire others to wear accessories made from recycled fabrics; ideally beautifully crafted, inspired and decorative items.
I am designing and crafting accessories for Pearls and Charm at the same time as creating jewellery and stationery for my wedding in June 2012. The theme for our wedding is 'pre-loved' which came to us when we began to look into the amount of wastage that can come out of a wedding.
Each piece is individually handmade from recycled fabrics, meaning that no two items are the same."