Tuesday, August 19, 2008

belcanto: vintage rhinestone hairpieces


{ vintage rhinestone leaves hair comb }

le sigh. you, my readers, know i am not a friend of the bejeweled wedding tiara, generally speaking. have you seen a sparkly tiara on here? not so much. don't get me wrong: i *love* a good tiara. my roommate in grad school used to wear one while grading student papers. ah, memories. in the dead of night, in the dead of winter, in boston, in our jammies and tiaras. but that was an ironic tiara, whereas so many wedding tiaras are so... sincerely... tiara-ish, for lack of a better term.

(i don't mean to start a fight, sparkle-tiaraphiles -- just a little difference of opinion.)

but here is bel canto, italian for 'beautiful singing' -- the multi-talented mari is a singer and voice teacher by day who, by night, makes gorgeous hair ornaments (yes, even tiaras) out of vintage rhinestone brooches -- a little something old/something new in one package. check out her beautiful work: bel diademi!

Romantic Vintage Rhinestone and Pearl TiaraBlue and Green Rhinestone Hairpins
Chrysolite and Silver Filigree NecklaceVintage Baroque Pearl and Rhinestone Spray Haircomb
Vintage Rhinestone Tiara/HaircombAutumn Beauty Haircomb
West German  Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings1920's Rhinestone Flower Brooch Haircomb
Something Blue Vintage HairpinsGolden Leaf Hairpins
Beau Jewel Tiara CombVintage Flower Haircomb
more at belcanto.etsy.com

8 comments:

  1. You have just complicated my world. Here I was thinking I had narrowed my hair ornament choices down to 4 or 5 (which is waaay down from where it started) and then you go and post this! With lots of BEAUTIFUL options!!!! Troublemaker!!!! ;-)

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  2. "my roommate in grad school used to wear one while grading student papers."

    Hahahah. You are too funny! I'm totally with ya on the tiara thing. But, the comb you posted is just gorgeous. And, I'm loving that green necklace!

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  3. The Virtual BridesmaidAugust 20, 2008 at 12:41 AM

    Beautiful!

    Shannon
    The Virtual Bridesmaid
    http://blog.viddia.com
    www.viddia.com

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  4. Yeah the Tiara is so overrated. I totally think it's a bright idea to do something different. These pieces are beautiful. I wish I would have thought to go this route especially for my bridesmaids.

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  5. I just discovered your blog and I am SO glad I did!! I find myself not having the patience to go through esty, so this will really help me out. Oh, and when I saw this post, I pretty much died. The combs are breathtaking...can't wait to see what else you find!

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  6. Some lovely handmade wedding tiaras are here on this new site-
    www.tiarasbyprincesspea.co.uk.
    Also available on Etsy.
    Check it out and let me know what you think.
    Jenna.x

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  7. Some lovely handmade wedding tiaras are here on this new site-
    www.tiarasbyprincesspea.co.uk.
    Also available on Etsy.
    Check it out and let me know what you think.
    Jenna.x

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