I’ve fallen in love with rhinestone-encrusted jazz-age or boho hair styles. Unfortunately they tend to cost more than my dress ($700-$1,000 for a headband, REALLY?!). My millinery skills are weak at best and I have a hard time creating hair accessories that go beyond attaching something to a headband.

I bought some lovely Venetian lace thinking I would do something a little more involved (like attaching it to a ribbon instead — I know I’m a wild risk-taker!).

I found this lovely applique on Etsy from seller MaryNotMartha for a song and decided to do something similar to the image below except not so large.

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Then last week as I was browsing for wedding hair styles, I came across this really great video on how to make your own boho accessories

They seemed super doable and similar to some of the designs I had coveted earlier.

Like this:


Oh so cute and exciting.

I bought my Swarovski crystals already. Now I just have to start painstakingly blinging it out with crystals and pearls. I had to combine the Etsy applique with another lace piece I bought a couple of years ago at the Rose Bowl flea market (little did I know then I was buying it for my future wedding!).

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I don’t think I have enough crystals yet and I still have to buy the rhinestone chains for the front of the hair band. But I’ll be sure to post the final product when it’s finished.

Now to decide which hair style. Hopefully my hair will grow out in time! I definitely want a curly style but I have yet to decide whether to go with bangs or a cleaner look.

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If you have any advice, feel free to let me know!


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