Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tutorial: Sequined Sugar Skull Hairclip/ Pin


 It's been a while since I've written a tutorial, but I thought with Dia de los Muertos right around the corner now was a good time. I LOVE shiny, sparkly things. Sequins is #1 on my list of favorite sparkly objects. Growing up my mom use to make sequined pins for every holiday. I loved to watch her make the pins. Every now and then she let me help out. I must say I've improved over the years. (Last year I made 2 giant sequined pieces.) Once you've gotten past the first few sequins it gets super easy, you can zone out in front of the tv for a while and just keep going.

 To make your own sequined hairclip/ pin you'll need the following:


White pre stiffened felt
Black sticker felt
Extra fine beading needles
Clear seed beads
Thread- black & white
Ball point pen
Scissors
Pin back
Hair clip
Sequins- 
8mm white
8mm black
5mm black
5mm purple
5mm teal
5mm orange
Glue gun
Pattern



 Step 1: Draw the image onto white felt with a ball point pen. (Ball point pens are best for drawing on felt because they write smoothly and do not bleed.)




 Step 2: Cut out skull shape.


Step 3: Start beading. Push needle through from back side of felt. P
Step 4: Place sequin first, then seed bead. 



Step 5: Pull thread through. Run needle back through sequin and felt.

Pull tight.



Step 6: Continue around the edge of the entire skull.


Step 7: Sequin mouth line with black sequins and thread.
Step 8: Build your way up adding colored details and filling in white spaces.



Finished sequined skull.


Step 9: Trace skull shape onto black sticker felt.

Step 10: Cut skull shape from sticker felt and stick to back of sequined skull.

Step 11: Glue hairclip and pin back.

Step12: Wear on your favorite cardigan or in your hair :)


Enjoy!



3 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'm featuring it on my blog this Saturday,linking over to this post!!

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  2. Thank you Kathy. Wait to you see the current project I'm working on. It's similar to this but way bigger :)

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing! I love this!

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