Do you have a lot of costume jewelry you never wear? I do. A lot of it is very ugly, or out of style. I have a lot of earrings that are missing their mate, and a lot more earrings that are too heavy to wear, or make my ears turn green. Well, here is a quick and easy way to make hair accessories that are super cute out of your old jewelry.
Step 1: You will need:
Jewelry. And I'm not talking about great grandma's family heirloom pearl necklace
. This is the cheap stuff you buy at the mall, or at a yard sale.Ribbon
wire cutters. bobby pins.
Step 2: To make the Headband:
To make the headband, tie two hair elastics together. tie one end of the ribbon, then check it around your head and tie the other end so that it is a good fit. You could also sew the ends, or glue them for a neater appearance, but this is much quicker.
In this example I'll show you how to add post earrings. You can use anything, pins, earrings, rings, whatever.
I just popped the post through the ribbon, and bent the post so it was flat. Then I added a few stitches just to secure it well.
That's it. If this doesn't work for you, I'm sure between sewing and hot glue
you can get it to stick.
Step 3: To make the Hair Clip.
Here I turned a chandelier earring into a hair clip.
This is super easy, I put the bobbypin through the hole, and trimmed off the earring stem with some wire cutters.
hope you like them!