Instead of wearing the usual type of jewelry try some bling in your hair. Show off your lovely updo by drawing the eye to these DIY beaded and crystal hair clips. Or leave your hair down and place a clip behind your ear like you would a flower. This is an easy project so get beading! Thanks to Cathgrace for the beautiful project.
I originally shared these over at So You Think You’re Crafty, but I thought I would bring them home to my blog too!I’m so excited to be here with you today to share my beaded crystal hair clips, and I want to thank everyone who voted for me! I wear some variation of bun in my hair almost everyday, so being able to add clips to my hair is really a great way to add color and style.
I’m only going to show pictures for the clip on the far right, because it used the most steps, but all the clips are some variation on the same theme. To begin with I put some plain white cotton fabric in an embroidery hoop, and then put a square of wool felt on top. The felt is for structure, and the cotton for something that will stay taught and not stretch.
In the middle of the felt, I sewed down a green flat backed plastic crystal; next I added a ring of glass beads, and then an additional ring of navy diamante trim. The trim is couched down on the low spots between the crystals.
For the next step I added teardrop shapes of gold chain by stitching through the holes in the chain. Inside of the teardrop I couched clear diamante.
Images from Cathgrace.
For further instructions visit Cathgrace.