Sunday, June 12, 2011
Cowrie Shell Hair Clips
I made these hair clips today. I love them so much. Let me show you how to do it:
1.) Get some copper wire and some shells.
2.) Wrap your first shell with the wire. I use as much wire as I can handle comfortably. You can always add more wire - but it is a bit messier when you do:
2. Wrap your second shell:
3.) Keep adding shells till you get to five:
4. Connect fifth one to the first one to make a nice 5 petal flower. Try to make sure all your wire wraps are tight so that your flower won't be floppy.
5.) Connect to your hair clip:
6.) Connect the smaller shells (if you want - it looks cute without them, too) See:
...but anyway. I like it better with the extra shells. So, go ahead - if you have them connect the first small shell to the middle:
7.) Connect the other two (one at a time):
8.) Wrap your remainder wire around your shells, adjusting the shells, tightening the wire until you get the look you want.
9.) Make another one.
10.) Clip them them your hair (or give them as a gift). And enjoy the compliments :)