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Bead and Wire Hair Clip

Here’s a fun variation on our recent Pretty in Pink wire wrapped earring project that also makes a simple project for kids (supervised, of course).

hair-clip-roundup.jpgRound up: a few pretty beads, 24-gauge wire, wire cutters, round nose pliers and a hair clip (preferably wider in size). Slide a piece of wire several inches long through your bead, and use your thumb to hold the bead in place on the hair clip while you wrap the two tails of wire around the clip.


 

hair-clip-bead-wrap.jpgAs you come to the end of your first wire tail, make a small loop at the end of it with your round nose pliers. Continue to wrap the wire inward to make a coil pattern; press the coil design flat against the bead. With your other tail, make a small loop at the end and coil it around one of the noses of your round nose pliers and press the tail between the current bead and the next bead. Continue this process until you’ve reached the end of your hair clip.

bead-and-wire-hair-clip.jpgRemember to end all your wirework on top of the hair clip, not at the bottom. This keeps the wire from snagging the hair. You’ll have plenty of wire, as well as beads, in this hair clip but the goal is to make the wire decorative so as to add to the clip’s beauty. You can add your own twist or signature to your clip — go with wild or unusual beads, more or less wire or wire twisted in a different pattern. This is one project that’s fun to experiment with!



cheryl

I was interested in instructions for eyeglass holder/id holder.
There is mention but no instructions.

Do you know where I can find these?

Thank you

michele

I posted that project on here some time ago. Here’s the link: http://www.beadage.net/blog/?p=44. I hope it works out for you! All the best…

Michele

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