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Step-by-step Instructions on Decorating Hair Combs with Handmade Knot Roses

Summary: Want to make your own flower hair combs? Here, I will just show you how I decorate hair combs with handmade thread roses by tying simple Josephine knot. Simple and amusing!

Step-by-step Instructions on Decorating Hair Combs with Handmade Knot Roses

Most of the household hair combs are plain and blank. But now, by learning the traditional Josephine knot, you can make beautiful rose flower hair combs with common nylon thread. It's really easy yet lovely! So, just do it yourself and decorate your hair combs now!

Supplies needed for the flower hair combs:

8mm Glass Pearl Beads
2mm Nylon Thread
0.5mm Copper Wire
Bead Caps
Blank Hair Comb
Lighter
Scissors
Side Cutting Pliers

Supplies needed for the flower hair combs

How to decorate the hair comb with rose flowers?

Step 1: Make the rose by tying Josephine knots

1st, cut a length of 2mm nylon thread to approximately 35cm. then, tie a Josephine knot about 2~3cm from one cord end;
2nd, tighten the knot slightly;

tie a Josephine knot
3rd, regard the longer tail as working end and weave it through the knot according to its pattern. That is a medium-sized petal;

double the Josephine knot
4th, turn the knot over. Keep 1~2cm at longer cord and then trim off the excess. Connect the two ends by melting with lighter;

Connect the two ends by melting with lighter
5th, repeat the 3rd process once more and you'll get a triple Josephine knot as the large-sized petal. Deal the two ends as same as did in 4th process;

make a triple Josephine knot
6th, finally, make a basic Josephine knot.

all required Josephine knot petals

Step 2: Start to decorate the hair comb with knot roses

1st, for one medium hair comb, you will need 3 roses totally. That means you need to make 3 small-sized petals, 2 medium-sized ones and 1 large-sized one;

prepare the petals respectively
2nd, take a piece of brass wire to approximately 100cm. pass it through the 4th tooth on comb, pull two ends equally and twist 3~5 times;
3rd, string the one bead cap, one medium-sized petal, one small-sized petal and one 8mm pearl bead as picture show;
4th, thread the wire back through the knot pieces and bead cap;

add the first knot rose on comb by using wire
5th, tighten the wire, then wrap the wire around the adjacent 7th teeth and anchor at the 11th tooth;

take the wire to the 11th tooth
6th, string the following elements in sequence: one bead cap, one large-sized petal, one medium-sized petal, one small-sized petal and one 8mm pearl bead. Direct the wire back to pass through the knot elements and bead cap to finished the rose;

add the second knot rose
7th, repeat the 5th process to fourth tooth from bottom. Make another rose;

add the last knot rose
8th, wrap the excess wire around the bottom of last rose. Cut any excess wire if necessary.

wrap the excess wire around the bottom of last rose

Done!

all details of decorating hair combs with knot roses

I've told every detail of making the knot roses and how I use them while decorating my hair combs. Hope you've enjoyed here!

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