Beautiful Succulent Hair Clips to “Live” in Your Hair Year-Round

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Succulents will never go out of style, and it seems that throughout the years, they’ve only grown more popular. Their soft green colors and diverse leaf shapes make them perfect for formal occasions or in everyday life. We’ve seen how well the fleshy leaves work as elegant living jewelry—but it doesn't stop there. It translates to hair accessories, too. Iryna Osinchuk-Chajka of Eten Iren has created a series of succulent hair pieces that look as though the waxy buds are intertwined with your hair. Best of all, these pieces can be worn again and again. Osinchuk-Chajka has crafted the accessories using clay—a fact you’d never realize because they appear so lifelike.

Using oven-bake polymer clay, Osinchuk-Chajka flattens, rolls, and curls the material into leaves and tiny buds. Each is made by hand—she doesn’t use any molds—and then they're painted with a small brush. To make the succulents look real, she masterfully includes subtle variations in color that you’d normally find on living succulents. Once these handheld sculptures are complete, Osinchuk-Chajka attaches them to hair clips and combs to ensure they’ll stay in your hair.

With a wide range of style and colors, the succulent hair pieces can be worn at a wedding or to your favorite cafe. They are now available in the the Eten Iren Etsy shop.

Artist Iryna Osinchuk-Chajka creates succulent hair pieces that you can rock all year round.

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So, how does she do it?

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Using polymer clay and a keen attention to detail, she paints each leaf—including subtle variations in color.

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With a variation in style and color, these accessories are perfect for a wedding or everyday wear.

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These clips and combs are available in Osinchuk-Chajka's Etsy shop, Eten Iren.

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All images via Eten Iren.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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