How to Make Beaded Hair Accessories


Butterflies Aflutter Hair Accessory

This butterflies aflutter hair accessory is an excellent complement to tumbling ringlets set high on the head. Learn how to make this beaded hair accessory and watch the butterfly dangle and flutter prettily through your hair -- clamoring for attention.

What You'll Need:

Butterfly clip

Nylon line

3 small, round crystal beads

5 pink flower beads

4 crystal-and-pink beads

1 large crystal round bead

Scissors

Measuring tape

Step 1: Cut about 8 inches of nylon line. Tie the nylon line onto the butterfly clip. (Make sure all knots throughout this design are tight.) Cut the excess short line, leaving a long tail.

Step 2: Slide on a small crystal bead. Tie a knot under the bead 1/2 inch from the previous knot. Don't worry about measurements being exact. Slide on a pink flower bead. Tie a knot under the bead 1/2 inch from the previous knot. Slide on a crystal-and-pink bead. Tie a knot under the bead 1/2 inch from the previous knot.

Step 3: Repeating instructions from step 2, add a flower bead, a small crystal bead, a flower bead, a crystal-and-pink bead, a flower bead, a small crystal bead, a flower bead, and a crystal-and-pink bead.

Step 4: Slide on the last 2 beads (large crystal bead and crystal-and-pink bead). Tie a knot under the last bead so they touch the previous knot. Trim the nylon line, leaving a short tail.

How to Create a Butterflies Aflutter Hairdo

Step 1: Begin with dry hair. Make an irregular part from ear to ear. The part moves up and over the top of the head.

Step 2: Clip the front hair out of the way. Gather the back hair up high into a ponytail. Using a coated hair band with 2 bobby pins attached, insert 1 bobby pin into the ponytail. Pull the hair band around the base of the ponytail until it is taut. Fasten the second bobby pin into the base of the ponytail to secure it.

Step 3: Release the front hair. Divide the front hair into 2 sections with a diagonal part. Bring the right section of hair toward the left over to the crown of the head, pulling the hair smooth.

Step 4: Lift the ponytail up and wrap the section of hair around the base of the ponytail. Secure with bobby pins to hold.

Step 5: Repeat this on the left front section, wrapping the hair around the base of the ponytail and then securing it with a bobby pin.

Step 6: Place the butterfly clip at the front of the ponytail, allowing the end to dangle forward. Add other butterfly clips for more beauty!

In the next section, learn how to create yet another hairstyle as you work with beads in colorful floss. Learn how to create a wrap!

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