DIY Pearl Hairpins :)

We all have come across the abundant and delightful use of pearls. Personally I am a big fan of pearls 🙂 You would have seen them along the back of necks and pushed oversized ones into loose updos With a few easy steps, you’ll be able to whip up a handful of pearl hairpins as fast as you can say “Sally sold seashells by the seashore” 10 times. Backwards 😉

 You’ll need:

  • 8mm – 12mm pearls
  • 20 – 22 gauge wire
  • bobby pins
  • wire cutter
  • flat nose pliers
  • super glue

Start by cutting off a 5 inch piece of wire. Fold the wire in half. With the flat nose pliers, flatten the fold.

Put a few drops of super glue onto the tip of the folded part and insert it into the pearl.

Allow it to dry completely. Spread the two wires apart. Lay the pearl on the bobby pin and start wrapping one side of the wire around the top of the pin.

Continue to wrap tightly 5-6 times.

Now, secure the pearl by wrapping the other side around the bottom half of the pin.

Snip the wires and reinforce it with a few drops of superglue.

Your pearl hairpins are finished!!

Tuck a few pins into an updo or use a couple to pin back a few flyaways!

Source: Honestly WTF


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