Again, I had NO CLUE when I started making bows what to start with...these are just my thoughts from a few years experience behind me :o)
Hair Hardware--I buy my hair hardware online. I can find what I am looking for more easily and the quality/price can't be beat. I used to go to Sally's all the time getting single prong alligator clips, but they were always out of stock!! Here are some of my favorite sellers:
- Single and double prong alligator clips--I buy a lot of supplies from Etsy...these are mostly women like me trying to make a few extra dollars for their families and I am all about supporting that! For my alligator clips, I buy from Accessory Junction on Etsy. The owner is FAST and has quality clips. I buy 400 at a time since the price is better as you purchase more.
- French clips and headband forms--Hip Girl Boutique, LLC
Printed Ribbon--There are TONS of printed ribbon places on eBay and Etsy, but I usually go to Oh*My*Gosh*Goodies. She has fast shipping and a huge selection!
Embellishments--Swarovski crystals, buttons, etc can be found at crafts stores like Michaels and AC Moore. I have even found vintage clip-on earrings that are super cute for hairbow centers!
Now...want to know what to do with all this stuff?? Tune in Monday for my first tutorial on how to make a loopy flower bow...just in time for Spring!