DIY / Fashion / Gift Giving

DIY Jeweled Hair Pins

An oldie from an earlier blog of mine but one that I’ve once again found relevant in my life. With the lack of motivation in straightening my hair daily, I’ve resorted to quick up-dos and  these easy to make hair pins make my bed head appear intentional.  Add to that a hint of glitz and we have a win win situation.

BUY THESE:

– 26 Gauge wire

– Long bobby pins (grabbed mine from H&M)

– Random small beads

– Wire cutters/pliers (as always)

NOW DO THIS:

-Cut yourself a decent amount of wire (at least 12 inches)

-Thread the wire through the bobby pin end and begin to wrap the wire around the whole pin itself and around each end. Now you have a closed off section for creating the bead cluster, a foundation for all the beads and it will keep them all from sliding off

-Once you have a decent foundation commence the beading

-After each bead re thread the wire back through the closed loop

-Bead and re thread

-Bead and re thread

-Keep going and as the cluster begins to form re shape it as needed….

-Got a cluster you feel proud of?  Great

-Wrap the remaining wire around your cluster and through it to lock it in place (use your pliers to help pull the wire tight)

-Once again wrap it around the base of your cluster just like you did in the beginning 

-Trim off excess

-Now whip that hair into a bun and secure with your new hair baubles (Plural only because I assume you couldn’t stop at just making one…lol)

I guess it also doesn’t hurt that a few designers sent similar accessories down the runway either….

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