-small gauge wire (make sure your beads will fit onto it)
Optional: Round nose pliers
1) Cut a piece of wire at least 1 metre (39") long.
2) Using your pliers wrap one end of the wire to make a small ball. If your wire is soft enough you can probably just bend it with your fingers. There is no technique to this, you just want something that will stop the beads from sliding right off the end.
3) Start loading up your wire with various beads. Use different sizes, some matte some sparkly, etc. This will give it more variation and create more interest.
4) Once you've filled up your entire metre of wire with beads create another 'knot' at the end, again this is just so that the beads won't fall off.
5) Wrap your beaded wire around your headband.
6) You should have enough wire to circle back to create a criss-cross pattern.
7) Tuck the end in and bend it so that it's secure and that's it! You're ready for the party!
I had another headband that I never wear so I created another bead mix out of these beads:
and made this one!
I added a little beaded bouquet of flowers to this one too.
As you can see, I don't really wear my headbands the traditional way with hair pushed back. I wear them more like little crowns or tiara's. They feel more special that way~
I know someone will ask, so I'll just say now, that they don't hurt when you put them on, at least not any more than any other headband does.
What do you think? Are headbands just for little girls or would your wear something pretty like this yourself? Leave a comment~
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