All aboard the Daisy Chain! Once you learn the basics of this daisy chain barrette project, you'll be chugging right along, making lots of beaded bobby pins! Keep reading to find out how to make this beaded hair barrette.
What You'll Need:
24 inches of clear or white beading thread
72 white seed beads
12 yellow seed beads
10 green seed beads
2 flat bobby pins, 1-3/4 inches long
Glue gun or craft glue
Step 1: Cut a 12-inch piece of beading thread. Thread 1 end with a needle, and knot the other end so the beads won't fall off.
Step 2: To make a daisy, string 6 white seed beads into the center of the thread. Pass the needle back through the first bead, making a circle. Thread on a yellow bead, and place it in the center of the seed bead circle. Pass the needle back through the third white seed bead, and pull gently.
Step 3: Add 1 green seed bead, then make 5 more daisies by repeating step 2. (Be sure to thread on 1 green seed bead before you start another flower.) Knot the end of your thread, and trim the end.
Step 4: Glue the Daisy Chain on a bobby pin; let dry. Repeat steps for the matching bobby pin.
You can make a checkered bobby pin out of the same materials used in the Daisy Chain. Instead of white, yellow, and green seed beads, all you'll need is black and white -- or whatever two colors you like!
Step 1: Follow step 1 for the Daisy Chain.
Step 2: To make a checkerboard pattern, string 1 white seed bead, 1 black, 1 white, and 1 black onto the beading thread. Pass the needle back through the first 2 beads and then through the second 2 again.
Step 3: Add another white and black seed bead, then pass the needle back through the second row of beads. Add 2 more beads, and pass the needle back through the third row of beads, and so on.
Step 4: Continue stringing beads until there are enough to cover the bobby pin. Glue the checkered chain on a bobby pin; let dry. For a patriotic bobby pin, alternate rows of red, white, and blue.
Ready for something fancy? Then continue to the next page to learn how to make a flight of fancy barrette.
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