Covering a Hair Accessory

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Turn a little wire and your favorite beads into a fun hair embellishment!
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Tip 1Try covering a hair accessory with other types of beads such as seed beads or pearls.
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Step 1

Begin by holding the bobby pin and an inch of the wire in one hand. Then with your other hand, lay the wire over the top of the bobby pin, bring the wire behind the bobby pin and pull it up through the middle. Repeat until you have made 3 wraps. This will anchor the wire to the bobby pin.

Step 2

String a bead onto the wire. We are using a 4mm crystal round bead.

Step 3

Bring the wire over the top of the bobby pin. The bead should be resting on top of the bobby pin.

Step 4

Bring the wire down through the opening of the bobby pin.

Step 5

Laying the wire next to the bead pull taut.

Step 6

Bring the wire over the top of the bobby pin and back down through the opening. lay the wire next to the bead and pull taut. This will anchor the bead in place.

Step 7

String a bead onto the wire.

Step 8

Bring the wire over the top of the bobby pin. The bead should be resting on top of the bobby pin.

Step 9

Bring the wire down through the opening of the bobby pin and pull taut. Bring the wire over the top of the bobby pin and back down through the opening. lay the wire next to the bead and pull taut.

Step 10

Continue pattern by repeating steps 2 through 9 until you have completely covered the bobby pin.

Step 11

anchor the wire with three wraps.

Step 12

Cut the end of the wire with the wire cutters.

Step 13

Cut the other end of the wire with the wire cutters.

Step 14

Use chain nose pliers to squeeze the end of the wires tight against the bobby pin. There should not be any wires sticking out.

Step 15

Add a small drop of Hypo Tube Cement to the ends of the wire and let dry completely. This will help prevent the ends of the wires from snagging.

Step 16

Congratulations! You have now covered a bobby pin.

   

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