Step 1: Materials for Beaded Hair Pin
- Beading Wire .45mm
- Jewelry pliers
- Pearl Bead
- Small Beads for around the Pearl (the size is up to you - as long as the opening is big enough to allow the beading wire in and out a couple times)
- The turquoise beads I used were glass aqua beads 3x6mm in size - anything will work fine
- Some other larger beads that will go next to the aqua beads
Step 2: Wire and Pearl
Step 3: Getting Started
Take two beads onto the wire and then take the end of the wire and put it underneath and through the wire that is along the bottom of the pearl. Pull it nice and snug. Then, you'll need to take the end of that wire and push it through the opening on the second bead and pull it tight. You'll then have two beads tightly secured around the pearl. Then add another loose bead and pull the wire under the bottom wire again as you did in the previous step. Just like in the previous step, you'll need to take the end of the wire and then go through the center of that last bead and pull it tight before adding another bead. You just repeat this process until you get to the other side where the wire is sticking out - and I'll explain what to do in the next step.
Step 4: Other Side
Take the new wire and put it through the same bead the other wire is pulled through. You can push the other wire aside and continue beading with the second wire. Since there's only one bead on it, you'll need to string another bead. Then take that wire and put it under and through the long wire that is wrapped around the bottom of the pearl (exactly as you did with all the beads previously). Then pull that through and put the wire through the second bead and continue on until you reach the end.
In the next step we'll continue with the other beads.
Step 5: Finishing It Up
That's the basic technique and you can modify it in so many ways to create some pretty jewelry pieces. If you have any questions please ask!