This was prior to learning that my hair could make its own sausage curls. Fake hair. This hair comb was created by box pleating ribbon and attaching it to a large hair comb. Ribbon a cording were used to create the decoration on top of the pleated ribbon. This was made to replicate a period magazine illustration. Two tone ribbons like this have been seen on originals.
Pearl beaded hair comb. I just had to try it. Unfortunately for me, right after I made this without directions an article was published in a modern civil war reenacting magazine with directions. Ugh. And I was trying to be ahead of the game in our reenacting circle. :)
A seperate hair comb is attached at the side with flowers and leaves wired to it. The front of the hair also has a hair comb with flowers and leaves. Based off of a period illustration.