How to Make Beaded Hair Barrettes

Beaded Barrette

You've never seen anything like this before. This beaded barrette is art in motion -- it rattles and shines, it's bold and brassy, loud and jazzy, and it's sure to become one of the faves in your hair's wardrobe. Continue reading to find out how to make this beaded hair barrette in five steps.

What You'll Need:

2-1/4" safety pins, one gold and one silver

1-3/8" safety pins, five gold and five silver

1-1/4" safety pins, 40 gold and 40 silver

Spaghetti beads, 40 gold and 40 silver

2-3/4" barrette

If you use fever beads, the safety pins will become more a part of the design. Create different patterns by changing the size, color, shape, or order of the beads. There's no limit to what you can do. Plastic beads will give you a flurry of color. This pair of barrettes would look great at the base of two pigtails or at the top of two braids.

Step 1: Put the 40 silver beads onto the 40 gold 1-1/4" safety pins. Put the 40 gold beads onto the 40 silver 1-1/4" safety pins.

Step 2: Put four of the beaded safety pins onto each of the 1-3/8" safety pins. Alternate the color of the beaded pins-gold, silver, gold, silver.

Step 3: Glue the 2-1/4" safety pins to the barrette as shown. They should lie head-to-foot, and they should be angled outward a bit. Once you've set the safety pin on the barrette, put on more glue to secure it.

Step 4: Attach the 1-3/8" safety pins to the 2-1/4" safety pins as shown. Put the first one through the holes at the ends of the 2-1/4" safety pins. Alternate the color and the direction of the 1-3/8" safety pins.

Step 5: Continue attaching the 1-3/8" safety pins in this way across the barrette. Put the last one through the holes in the ends of the 2-1/4" safety pins.

Have you ever heard of a ruffle ribbon with side rolls? Now you have! Continue to the next page to learn how to ruffle and roll.

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