Sunday, March 4, 2012

****Sunday Morning - DIY****

So its Sunday, the sun is out, the windows open, I'm feeling rather lazy and it just seemed like the perfect time to whip out some wire and beads and jump into an easy DIY project.  Spring is definitely shaping up to the season of the bun.  Whether it's slicked back, messy, braided or elegant, I know I'm definitely gonna don the look and with it comes the question to adorn or not to adorn.  Adorn you say?  Well read on...


- 26 Gauge wire
- Long bobby pins (grabbed mine from H&M)
- Random small beads
- Wire cutters/pliers (as always)


-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

1 comment:

The Aquarians said...

Looks like a fun and quick project! It'd be fun, too to have a beaded strand or two hanging from it.

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