If I never had the inkling to make my own legit jewelry line, I certainly do now after going gaga over all the fab finding and beads I spotted at last weekend's Citywide Garage Sale. I mean, there were practically acres of beads, closures, and other stuff I don't even know the name for but want to put on a chain and call it a day. Too bad this vendor didn't sell individual bead strings. I mean, I can't really think of a time when I will need 324983594395923054395 mini vintage seed beads, even if they are in the most amazing and perfect coral color. So, while I sit here and sulk over beads I don't have for necklaces I probably wouldn't even make until 4 years later, here are some noteworthy pieces from ladies who sketch, solder, string and sell their own handmade jewelry. Bravo, ladies!
I picked up a variety pack of glitter ribbon from HomeGoods, figuring it was one of those purchases that would 'come in handy in the future.' Well, after sitting on a shelf looking all pretty and sparkly for a few months, the future is now. The project? An easy way to glam up the humble bobby pin so you can coif your hair into party perfection for the holidays.
Gather your bobby pins, hot glue gun, scissors, and glitter ribbon in whatever color you want (I chose gold and silver because I'm predictable like that). I found the exact pack I bought on Etsy if you want a rainbow of colors to hoard/stare at/wear in your hair. The instructions are probably obvious and super easy...like I almost feel a little silly typing them out.
How to Make DIY Glittery Bobby Pins
1. Cut your ribbon strip slightly longer than the bobby pin.
2. Place a thin line of glue down the center of the ribbon. I used hot glue because I had a feeling I would superglue my fingers together. ;)
3. Lay the flat side of the bobby pin on the glue, being careful not to let the glue overflow so the prongs can't separate.
4. Gently press down to make sure that there's a secure bond. Let dry.
5. Style it up! Secure twists, buns, and braids with these glittery pieces of hair bling.
Can I just use this post to say how ridiculously happy I am to be able to walk outside in December in a blazer, scarf and pants and this to myself "Hmm, maybe I shouldn't have put on so many layers....it's a little toasty out here"??? People aren't kidding around when they say, "God bless Texas." Oh, and I'm definitely rocking a technicolor glitter fade on those neutral nails if you look closely. Subtle gaudiness at its best. Viva la holiday shimmer and shine!
Oh, and that sassy little sparkly hair clip I'm wearing? Be on the lookout for a super simple DIY project tomorrow!