Friday, July 19, 2013

A Trio of Handmade Hairclips

Today I'm sharing extra projects to make up for kind of missing posting yesterday....though I think I should be able to count my post-every-day-in-July streak as unbroken since I did get a post up before midnight. Ahem. Anyhooo, today I have a trio of hairclips for you! 
First up is my favorite of the three, a Chevron Ribbon Rosette surrounded by shiny pieces of the new Black Mini Medley. I used my hot glue gun to hold the rose together as I was building in onto the hair clip base, which I covered with a circle of the new Base and Bling adhesive. Then I went back with Silver Glitter Glitz and filled in any areas where the base/adhesive still showed once I was done building my clip.
Next I have a fluffier flower clip made with "petals" that I hand trimmed form the chevron ribbon and sealed on the edges with Liquid Glass. I sewed (yes, stitched something fabric instead of paper, shocking, I know!) a running stitch down a length of the ribbon and pulled it tight to make the rosette for the upper layer. I topped that off with a Base and Bling word flower and a ProPlayer Assortment gem.
Here's what the clips look like from the back. They seem pretty sturdy and my friend Amanda even wore this one to the Gala Dinner!
Here's my last hair clip (for now), made with the Sarita Textiles and making good use of the pinked edge on our textile packs! Speaking of Sarita, Congrats to Amy McVey, who won last week's Sarita Textiles giveaway! Hooray, Amy!

And speaking of giveaways, here's this week's Friday Favorite Things giveaway! This week I'm sharing a new set of the Ruby Mini Medley embellies full of sparkly goodness like glitter buttons and silver and red baker's twine!

You can't win if you don't enter - good luck!

7 comments:

Romaine said...

Wendy, these turned out beautiful!

Casandra Bennett said...

You are so talented. I love seeing what new things you create. Thank you for the swirly stamp set. I have plans to use it this weekend. It has tons of possibilities. Happy weekend to you, Miss Wendy!

P.S. I am seeing gluten free food choices everywhere these days, and I think of you when I see that on the packaging. So please know you are thought of even outside of the crafting world. *Hugs*

canadian_liner said...

LOVE your hairclips! I just made the necklace yesterday--very satisfying, not too hard and looks FABULOUS! Great job with that new chevron ribbon.
I just received the artbooking cartridge this week--waiting for the w/e to play. Love the idea of completely pre-made layouts!

Amy McVey said...

Thank you so much Wendy! I am so excited to win!

Love all that you created here with the hairclips. Looking for ideas for my daughter's girl scout troop (going into 7th grade). We are making these with them right before the start of school.

Thanks again!

Robin Carroll said...

these are awesome!!!

Katy said...

Love the top one!!! And...LOVE your fingernails...CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!

Lalia H. said...

They turned out fabulous! I love all the black bling on the first one.

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