DIY | BEADED HAIR CLIPS

Popular in the spring, but something I think will still carry onto the fall, are beaded hair clip accessories. We saw an uptake in beaded bags and now beaded hair clips and barrettes are seen everywhere on the runway and on the fashion influencers of Instagram. Granted you could buy these types of hair clips in a lot of places now; at the beginning of spring, I could only find them from China vendors and being the impatient person that I am, I decided to create them myself! I started DIY-ing when I was younger making beaded figurines so the concept behind the bead patterns was easy to create. Creating them yourself is also super cheap so if you want to save some money I highly recommend following these patterns. I didn’t spend any money in creating any of these clips as I reused only hair accessories and beads from previous projects.

Despite creating three different versions, the ones I wear the most are the most simple one-rowed hair clips in a set of two. I love that it’s a simple addition that can make you look more put together and because they are simple, they go with everything. If you are looking at this tutorial and feel a bit intimidated, I highly recommend trying out the easy one-row beaded hair clip! It takes less than 15mins and you will be surprised how straight forward it is to make something no one else will have.

Read on for 3 different hair clip patterns ranging from super easy to hard and a video tutorial!

TIME | 15-30 mins

COST | $

DIFFICULTY | Easy to Hard

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Me and My Pink Hair!

First off, sorry for not blogging lately! Work got really hectic and now onto the rest:

No, I didn’t dye my hair.

It’s done with chalk pastels!

I’m in love with the ombre hair and dip dye trend. Its so pretty! But I’m very hesitant about dying my hair, especially since it’s so dark! I have jet black hair, as black as it can go! And while I love my black hair, sometimes I wish I had blonde hair, it would be so much easier to do semi-permanent dye jobs.

Hair chalking became really popular after Lauren Conrad posted a tutorial of it on her blog site. It’s a great and easy way to add a pop of colour in your hair for a day or two. Most people think it’s not possible to hair chalk dark hair, but it works, and quite well! Hair chalking will last until you wash it out. You can pick up chalk pastels at your local craft store in a variety of colours. I chose pink, purple and blue to create a ombre magenta effect and I LOVE IT! It’s so much fun!!! Perfect for summer and its perfect for a party I have tonight. I can’t wait to try this in a turquoise/blue/green colour palette.

Cheers,
Charlie

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