Saturday, May 28, 2011

More Hair Jewelry Tutorials

By on Saturday, May 28, 2011 4 Comments

By Squiggly Twig Designs
Long hair does not suit me. So I am envious of those who can and do use hair clips and combs because they can make and wear hair jewelry!

Debbie who writes the Squiggly Twigs Designs blog does a jewelry makeover with costume jewelry. Her tutorial shows you how to convert rings and earrings into hair jewelry. Via

If you prefer softer materials, then check out the Flower Hair Clip tutorial by Barbolot on Craftster.

Sara from the Craftsnob blog was inspired to make modern versions of 80's style ribbon barrettes. Different colors, sewing on crystals are a couple of ways to jazz up this inspired hair jewelry tutorial. Covering the metal barrettes will probably stop them from snagging hair too.  Via

Covering alligator style hair clips with ribbon as The Paperseed did makes them suitable for babies as well. Older wearers can have embellishments as well  as it won't be a choking hazard for them. Get the tutorial here.

Emma of Knit1Slip1 has a really easy braided beaded jewelry comb tutorial which was inspired by the actress Amanda Seyfried's hair jewelry in the movie Chloe.

Wire work fans might prefer the Weddingbee's wire and bead hair comb tutorial.  :

 Beadalon has a really sweet and whimsical tutorial by Margot Potter for hair sticks as well as hair combs.

Rings and Things has this beaded dragonfly barrette tutorial if you are a bead worker rather than a wire one.

We  did an elasticated double hair comb design at a past workshop :

Mollie Johanson of the Wild Olive blog has a very clever DIY Lightning Bugs (fireflies) hair jewelry tutorial using bobby pins. She uses glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss!  I didn't even know there was such a thing! Via

Before You Go :
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips 



  1. Glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss ? Guess it's been too long since I've done any cross stitching or embroidery as it is news to me. Not sure why I'd ever need it but one never knows.

    The clips and bobbypins are sweet but I usually wear my hair short ... it's just so much easier to maintain that way and in Florida's heat and humidity, the shorter the better. However I stop short of shaving my head though I'd sure that would feel really cool and would be very easy to care for. =O

  2. Oops it's not "I'd sure" I meant "I'm sure" ... guess I need to have my fingers recalibrated or maybe the problem is with my thumbs.

  3. Thank you for featuring my blog post on hair pins.

  4. And we thank YOU for taking the time to share the tutorial, Debbie!