You all know that I love headpieces and lots and lots of chain. But sometimes, a full on head-piece is pretentious. Let’s be honest, we’re not hippies so it pretty much always comes across as pretentious. Not that I really care, but you know, if you’re worried about it, you can make like Kim Kardashian and go with a hair chain instead. It feels weird to say I’ve been inspired by her since we have such different views concerning fur and animal parts, but there you go, it turns out we do have something in common. I just love the hair chain she designed for Belle Noel. I was very impressed with her, until I did on search on eBay for side-combs and found that they’ve existed for brides for ages. Anyways, bravo to her for bringing the bridal to mainstream. It’s a much more wearable way to get that chain up in yo’ hair than a full on headpiece.
Lucky for me, hair chains are super easy to make so I won’t have to support her and her fur-wearin’ habits, and neither do you. To make this fabulous hair accessory you will need:
First, secure the two side combs on either side of your head and measure the distance around the back of your head. For me, it was 9 1/2 inches. Then cut a piece of delicate chain slightly longer than this, ie 9 3/4 inches. Open a jump ring and place it around the top prong of one of your combs it should be small enough that it won’t be able to slide of the end. Use the jump ring to connect your first piece of chain. It should look like this.
Next, do the same thing on the third prong down with a slightly heavier heavier chain, this time make it slightly longer, ie ten inches. The the fifth prong down. Or add as much chain as you want, it’s your hair chain.
Now, connect the chain to the other side comb.
So simple! Now run off to a music festival and enjoy! I’ll be wearing mine gardening, at the farmers market and at Uncle Uncanny’s.
PS What do you think of my new blonde ‘do?