How to Make a DIY Beaded Hair Comb For a Wedding or Special Occasion

Curly Made
by Curly Made
13 Materials
45 Minutes

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a beautiful DIY beaded hair comb that is bridal-worthy. If it’s your wedding, or a friend’s wedding coming up, this elegant beaded hair comb will be a stunning addition to a bridal hairstyle.

Tools and materials:

  • Jump rings
  • Platinum iron twisted chain
  • Stainless steel headpins
  • Small Tibetan-style filigree tray
  • Clear glass cover to match the center of the filigree tray
  • Platinum hair comb
  • Acrylic beads
  • Clear glue
  • Epoxy putty
  • Scissors
  • Gloves
  • Sandpaper
  • Pliers
Preparing the hair comb

1. Prepare your hair comb

If your hair comb is wider than you want for this project, just trim it to size with pliers and sand the rough edge so it’s smooth.

Sanding the top of the comb

Also sand the center of the top of the hair comb, to make a rougher surface for glue to stick better.

Preparing the epoxy glue

2. Prepare the epoxy glue

Before using epoxy glue, make sure to put on your gloves. Cut off a slice of epoxy glue.

Working the glue between fingers

Work the epoxy glue between your fingers until the slice turns an even shade of light blue.

Attaching the comb to the filigree piece

Press the epoxy glue onto your filigree piece.

Pressing the glue to the hair comb

And press the filigree piece onto the top of your hair comb. Let it dry for at least 2 hours.

Painting the center of the filigree piece

3. Paint the center (optional)

If you wish, you can paint the center of your filigree piece. Other options are to place a small photo inside or fill it with glitter.

Attaching a glass cover

Add clear glue to the edges of your clear glass cover and press it in place over the center of your filigree piece.

Making beads with headpins

4. Create the beaded chain

Add a small bead to your headpin. Then use pliers to bend the headpin 90 degrees, and then loop it back in the other direction. Repeat until you have 8 of these beads on headpins.

Attaching the beads to a chain

Thread the beads onto a 9-centimeter (3.5-inch) long piece of chain.

Attaching the chain to the comb

Cut a 12-centimeter (4.7-inch) length of chain, and attach both chains to the hair comb with jump rings. Attach the jump rings to the comb on the sides of the filigree piece.

DIY bridal hair comb

This is how the chains are attached to the hair comb.

DIY beaded hair comb for a wedding

DIY beaded hair comb

Look how glamorous this DIY beaded hair comb looks. It’s lovely for a wedding, whether you’re the bride or a guest! Try making one of these beaded hair combs for yourself, and if you like it, make some for your friends. Don’t forget to leave a comment to let me know how your DIY hair combs turned out. 

Suggested materials:
  • Jump rings
  • Platinum iron twisted chain
  • Stainless steel headpins
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  • Lorianne Lorianne on Aug 11, 2022

    Absolutely beautiful, wish I’d seen this a couple of weeks ago for a friends wedding.