Intro: Jazzed Up Bobby Pins
Want to jazz up your plain old bobby pins? If so, then this tutorial is for you.
First lets gather up our materials needed for this simple project:
wire: 20 gauge/24 gauge
Pliers: wubbers (looping), flat head, cutters
jumbo craft stick
black polymer clay
Step 1: Cut Your Wire
Cut your 20 gauge wire two inches and your 24 gauge wire 6inches
Step 2: Make a Loop
Create a loop on the end of the 2 inch piece of 20 gauge wire.
Step 3: Wrap That Wire
Wrap the 24 gauge wire around the 20 gauge wire (I wrap it around 6 times)
Next, nip the small piece of 24 gauge wire and leave the rest alone.
Step 4: Begin to Bead
Add a seed bead and compress the wire to the loop
Jump over the seed bead and loop around it. With another seed bead compress the wire against the first seed bead.
After compressing the wire remove the seed bead you used to compress the wire
Step 5: Add the Focal Bead
Now add the focal bead and loop over it. Use a seed bead to compress this bead in place with the wire then repeat the process with a seed bead
Step 6: Snip and Bend
Now snip the rest of the 24 gauge wire and make a loop on the other end of the 20 gauge wire.
Once you have done that bend the piece into a bow shape to slip over the bobby pin.
Step 7: Slip It On
Slip onto the flat piece of the bobby pin and press down on the wire wrapped beads as flat as you can.
Step 8: Polymer Clay Time
Take a small amount of polymer clay to secure your wire wrapped beads into place,Then secure it to the craft stick and bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees
Step 9: All Done
There you have it! Now you have some styling bobby pins... all handmade and all yours!