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I am a bit of a hippy at heart, although I am a bit to young to have been a flower child (I was a New Romantic as a teenager). I love the individuality and colourfulness of the arty, hippy style and like to express that love of colour in my jewellery and I seem to be increasingly drawn to nature as inspiration for my beadwork.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Quick Project Idea - Teal Blossom Headband

I am growing out my hair at the moment and have been looking for ideas on how to dress it up a bit, particularly headbands. I wanted something right now though, so have been ransacking my craft supplies to come up with something that I could make myself. I found a length of black grosgrain ribbon and wondered how I could dress that up a little bit.

I eventually remembered that I had a spare teal blossom motif left over from when I was making up the kits and thought that would look pretty, so I gathered up some supplies. I used approx 42 inches of ribbon, a blossom motif, some size 11 seed beads and nymo beading thread.

I wanted my motif to be asymmetrical, so I measured 16 inches from one end of the ribbon and stitched on the motif using doubled nymo. I then back stitched on some seed beads for add emphasis.

And that was it, done! Easy peasy, now all I need to do is make sure I get my roots done before I take another close up of the barnet!

Happy Beading!



samboy said...

oh thats so cute! you should make these to sell!x

Anonymous said...

very cute Sarah!

Clair said...

I'd never have noticed the roots if you hadn't mentioned them! Love the handband - it looks great!

Almost Precious said...

It is lovely and I totally agree with samboy - it is pretty enough (and well made enough) to sell.

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After 4 days I finally located the problem. Google had stopped accepting my old version of Internet Explorer so today I had to update my browser and downloaded a newer version of IE. Yea, I now can see my followers again. :)

Anonymous said...

This is just gorgeous Sarah! I have to agree with Samboy too, perfect for adding to your shop :)

Kirsty.a said...

Love it. Really summery

Sarah said...

Thank you everyone! I have a few things to work out before I sell them, watch this space!

Christina J. said...

Such a cute idea!