Thursday, March 20, 2014

How to Make Beaded Hair Clips

These cute beaded hair clips come together fairly quickly. They will add a touch of elegance to your child's hair.
How to Make Beaded Hair Clips

This month my friends at Prima Bead sent me a fun package. The first thing I thought of was SPRING! Look at this fun collection! My March project as a Prima Bead Blogger is to incorporate what they sent me into some fun crafts to support National Craft Month.

Beaded Hair Clips

The first project I made were these beaded hair clips. I made two - they can be worn together or my two little girls can each wear one and match.

It's so fun to have my two little girls so close in age. When you have a two year old and a newborn, it's HARD. But just wait a few years and they'll be best friends. They'll disappear in their room and play for hours with each other. The other day I heard one of them mention that the other was their best friend. That was music to my ears! And no, they're not perfect, there is plenty of arguing too, but I try to think about the good times :)


Beaded Hair Clips

 Want to Make Your Own Beaded Hair Clips?

For each clip you will need:
1- small hair clip - this style is called a "french barrette" - you can find it at any craft store.
8-  6mm Rose pearl beads
1- metal charm
2- crimp beads
10 inches of .3mm beading wire
wire cutters
crimping pliers

How to Make Beaded Hair Clips

Step 1 - Begin by gathering your supplies and cutting a piece of wire 10 inches long.
Step 2 - Remove the center piece of the clip.
Step 3 - Attach the wire to the  hole in the clip using a crimp bead to secure.
Step 4 - String on 4 pearl beads.
Step 5 - Place two of the beads on the top of the clip. Wrap the wire around the bottom.
Step 6 - Place the other two beads on top of the clip and wrap wire around the bottom.
Step 7 - Slide the metal charm onto the wire.
Step 8 - Place the charm on the top of the clip and wrap the wire around the bottom.
Step 9 - String on 4 more pearl beads. Place two of beads on top of the clip and wrap wire around bottom.
Step 10 - Place the last two beads on top of the clip and wrap wire around the clip.  Add a crimp bead and string the wire through the hole in the clip and back through the crimp bead and crimp. Cut off excess wire. Lastly,  insert the center piece of the clip.

The most important thing, and probably the hardest too, is to keep the wire tight as you're working.

Beaded Hair Clips

There you have it - Beaded Hair Clips.
 I am a Prima Bead Blog Team Member. I receive product from Prima Bead. In return, I create jewelry or craft pieces from that product, and share about them through my blog and other social media outlets. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.


  1. Hi Rachel - these are so pretty and I actually wear a lot of hairclips, so I love these! Wonderful tutorial - thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and pinning to our party board! Hope you have a happy and wonderful week!

  2. These are just too sweet to not book mark. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial.

    We'd love to see you link up your post over at this weeks Tell it To Me Tuesday!

  3. What a great tutorial...Now if my little one would just grow enough hair for them.

  4. These are really cute! I don't have a littte girl, but these make me wish I did... I don't get to have cute little pretty things when I have 3 boys running around. Love the tutorial!