|finished paper bead bobby pins|
paper source ( magazines, catalogs, junk mail)
skewer or mini straw
dimensional glue (Glossy Accents by Ranger)
Prepare a work area and gather your supplies.
Cut a 8" x 2" rectangular strip from a colorful designed piece of paper. The last 3/4" of the strip is what you will see on your finished bead.
Roll paper strip onto a skewer to produce a tube bead. When you get 3/4" from the end of your rolled strip, apply some white glue. Finish rolling and press the edge down firmly.
Apply a paper sealant to the bead. I brush on a coat of varnish. Let it dry.
Place curved bar of the bobby pin into the bead. Place the glued edge seam of the bead facing down so that it does not show. If the inside of your bead spirals out, tap it on a flat surface and it will slip back inside.
Apply Glossy Accents to seal each end of the paper tube. This will hold the bobby pin in place and keep your paper bead from unfurling. Once the Glossy Accents dries clear and is no longer sticky, your bobby pin is ready to wear in your hair.
|view of the bobby pin end|
I am submitting this paper beaded bobby pin project to The Green Crafts Showcase for consideration.