(Closed) Floral headband

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It IS Beautiful! Have you considered an alchemy request on Etsy?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

What? 210$ is a drop in the bucket! Totally kidding. That’s a crazy, crazy price for such a simple headband, but it is absolutely beautiful. Nice taste!

 My suggestion: http://www.etsy.com

Try asking the seller: ohmydeer

Also, you could just type in bridal headbands or lace flower headbands and a lot of choices will pop up. Many of the sellers will do custom work for you as well.

I’ve bought a good number of things from etsy.com and haven’t had any problems thus far. I’m actually having a custom flower clip done for my hair.

Good luck!

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

D.Marie — I haven’t bought anything there for my wedding yet, but have for gifts and such. I’m planning on using the "alchemy" section also. Read up on it, basically you post what you are looking for and qualified vendors come to you and make a bid for the best price.

Who is the designer on the original headband?

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I know the price seems very high (think about how much you make an hour) but, the wholesale price of that headband would be between &70 & $84 @ $210 retail.  It looks like all the lace pieces in it are wired and/or backed with a stiffener – it appears to be all beaded.  The person making it probably spent 5 (+) hours putting it together – maybe more depending how heavily it is beaded.  Then consider what it is beaded with (Swarovski crystals($$$$) real pearls etc.).  The per hour rate (at 5 hours) would be between 14 & 16.80.  That is only the time to put it together it doesn’t include the cost of materials or the designer’s time.  It looks like Alencon lace ($$$$) and if the ribbon is silk that too is $$$$ and go look at the price of anything Swarovski at Michael’s or other craft stores – some of those crystals sell for $10.00 each!

I know this doesn’t make the price tag any easier to swallow but it might give you some perspective about why these items cost as much as they do.

Now if it was made in China (child labor) – that changes the whole thing – personally I will not knowingly buy anything made in China (my personal soapbox).

Etsy is probably a good place to look.  You’ll find better prices because the middle man is not in the picture. 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

I’m considering making something like this for my own wedding!  

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