10.01.2008

handmade hairpins

During a trip to Anthropologie (one of those times when you go in and just WISH that you were there to buy), I came across some beautiful pearl hair pins. I thought they were over priced and I thought to myself "I could make those." Oh, how I often I tell that lie to myself. What I really mean is, "Oh, I'm too cheap to pay for the real thing, and I could probably make a pretty pathetic imitation of this, even though it'll take me hours and hours and in the end won't be even close to worth my time." But I gave it a shot with these pins anyway. They're simple but I've absolutely loved them. It's a great way to add just a touch of elegance to your hair—especially on a jeans and t-shirt day.

I just bought pearl beads from Robert's and superglued them onto bobby pins. For the pins with three pearls, I glued the beads together first and then onto the bobby pin. Wish I had pics of the process to show you, and actually I did, but lost them somewhere in the abyss of files and pictures that is my computer. At first I was reluctant to use beads because I wanted pearls that didn't have holes, but it turned out great. You don't even notice. Oh, and they definitely didn't take hours, so it was worth it after all.

9 comments:

  1. Hey Michelle! I saw your blog url on facebook so I decided to check it out, and it's amazing :) You have been officially added to my google reader so I never miss out on your updates.
    Hope you're doing well!

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  2. Michelle, you are amazing. I mean it, amazing. I want to be just like you when I grow up. Seriously. You are so cute and creative and cute. Keep the cuteness coming!

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  3. I love it!! Keep the "do it yourself"ers coming!!

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  4. Michelle! I found this fun, creative absolutely me kind of blog and who did it belong to but my cousin Shelly! I LOVE those bobby pins. Those would even make a great, cheap, gift. Thanks for the idea. I never knew you were so incredibly talented and creative (not that I am surprised). How fun.

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  5. Those look really nice! How clever! Thanks for sharing that.

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  6. Hey! Did I take that picture? Not even an attribution to your great photographer?

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  7. Dude Michelle, so i did find your blog...thanks to facebook...
    I TOTALLY know exactly how you feel. I always tell myself the same thing and always say, i could totally make that, and do i? not usually. i guess that my shoes are kindof a break through that way. now i want to make bobby pins too.

    do you ever wish that you had a robert's next door? i do. all the time.

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  8. oh, its perfect! Way to actually do something about the way anthropologie makes us all feel.

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  9. AWESOME idea! I'm totally going to be adding these to the hairpins and earrings I plan on making this weekend.

    Found your blog through Katie....fyi

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