May 09 2012

Craft Tutorial: Beaded Hair Scrunchies

Beaded Hair Scrunchies

First of all, my hearty apologies to my dear readers for not posting much these days. I was head-banging a thick, cold blogging wall – although I was happily creating something pretty much everyday, when I questioned myself if they were blog-worthy or not, sadly the answers always seemed to be ‘no’. I’m still head-banging the wall, but hey, here I am with a bloody forehead :)

Let’s move on to my darling new hair scrunchies, shall we? I love both making and wearing hair scrunchies, and since my hair is now long enough to actually wear one, I decided to make new versions (you can find other scrunchie posts here and here). They are both pretty straightforward to make, and I think they would be a cute little present for Mother’s Day, too.

[Beaded Scrunchies]

Beaded Hair Scrunchies 1

You’ll need:

Beaded Hair Scrunchies tool1
  • scrunchie (for how to make a scrunchie, please read this post)
  • 12 beads
  • 12 headpins
  • 4 jumprings (I used 1 x 10mm, 3 x 5mm)
  • a pair of flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and wire cutters

Instructions:

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1) For this project, the headpins form ‘double loops’ instead of single loop (double loops are quicker to make than wrapped loops, and are equally strong). Thread a bead to a headpin, and bend it at a 90 degrees angle. Leaving about 1.6cm, snip off the excess headpin with the wire cutters.

2) Grasp the end of the headpin with the round-nose pliers, then twist it in a circular motion until the end of the headpin forms a small loop. Regrip the loop and continue bending the wire until you have two loops. Repeat the steps to all 12 headpins to set all beads.

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3) Connect 4 beads per jumpring.

4) Place the scrunchie in the bigger jumpring.

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5) Thread all the jumprings (step 3) to the jumpring (step 4), and you’re done!

 

[Scrunchies with Charms]

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You’ll need:

Beaded Hair Scrunchies tool2
  • scrunchie (for how to make a scrunchie, please read this post)
  • charms, as much as you like
  • jumprings and headpins
  • chains, 1 for each charm
  • clasp, 1 for each charm
  • a pair of flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and wire cutters

Instructions:

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1) Connect the charms and clasps to the chain. And…yap, you’re done already! Too easy for you? Make some more :)

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I love how they turned out, and I can see myself wearing these till they fall apart! But you know what, I’m already thinking about new versions of scrunchies… Watch. This. Space.

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3 Commnents to “Craft Tutorial: Beaded Hair Scrunchies”

  1. OMG WOW!

  2. Thank you Sara :)

  3. lovely idea my dear…

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