How to Make Beaded Hair Accessories


Dragonfly Dance Hair Accessory
Your friends will do a double take when they see this fabulous beaded hair accessory.
Your friends will do a double take when they see this fabulous beaded hair accessory.

Quit dragging your feet and learn how to make this head-turning beaded hair accessory! This colorful dragonfly dance hair accessory will add pizazz to even the most ho-hum hair day.

What You'll Need:

2 bobby pin clips

2 bobby pins

3 jump rings

3 dragonfly charms (1 each of green, purple, and peach)

2 strands nylon line, 9 inches each

10 crimp beads

6 frosted round size 6 beads (2 each of purple, blue, and yellow)

Needle-nose pliers

Scissors

Step 1: Attach the bobby pin clips to the bobby pins by pushing each one onto one side of a bobby pin and squeezing it in place with ­needle-nose pliers.

Step 2: Using needle-nose pliers, attach a jump ring to each of the dragonfly charms.

Step 3: Holding both strands of nylon line together at one end, string on a crimp bead.

Step 4: Thread the ends of the nylon line through and around the hole in one of the bobby pin clips and back through the crimp bead. Crimp down.

Step 5: Separate the strands, and string a purple size 6 bead onto 1 of the strands.

Step 6. Bring the strands back together, and string on a crimp bead. Crimp down 3/4 inch from the previous crimp bead, leaving the nylon line loose to form a loop.

Step 7: Separate the strands again, and string the green dragonfly onto the same strand as the purple bead (the bottom strand).

Step 8: String a crimp bead on 1 of the strands, then thread the other strand through the crimp bead from the opposite direction. (This will cause the nylon line to form another loop.) Crimp down 3/4 of inch from the previous crimp bead.

Step 9: To add the rest of the beads, repeat steps 5 through 8.

Step 10: To finish, hold both strands of nylon line together and string on a crimp bead. Thread the ends of the nylon line through and around the hole in the other bobby pin clip, then back through the crimp bead. Crimp down 3/4 inch from the last crimp bead.

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