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
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.
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 :)