I’m back! Did you miss me? Well, I sure missed you. A week in Estonia with family and friends was just what the doctor ordered. After the stress of switching platforms and getting the sewing club going, it was refreshing to take some time off and be entirely present, unplugged from the crazy mess I call life at the moment. But, it’s also good to be back!
Today, let’s focus on this awesome DIY project I made last week. This jeweled headband only takes 10 minutes to make, but does double duty as a headband and a necklace! Plus, you don’t really need that many supplies to begin with. Low cost, high impact – the best kind of DIY I would say.
This DIY is also the first in a series of DIY button jewelry. Over the next month, I’ll be sharing one buttons-into-jewelry project each week. It’s no secret how much I love using buttons, so it was high time to give them the proper air-time they deserve.
All you need is:
- crafting or think jewelry wire
- 0.5cm wide elastic
- rhinestone buttons with 2 holes (c/o Pandahall)
- scissors or wire-cutters
- Cut 3 to 5 70cm-long strands of wire. Feed the wire through the button (from back to front and back to the other side) so that the first button is placed about 20cm from one end of the wire.
- Add some more buttons, placing them about 5-7cm apart. Add about 5-6 buttons to one strand of wire. Repeat this process with all the strands.
- Place the strands on the floor, so that the buttons aren’t all aligned, but rather are placed in between each other (see second photo above). Gather the ends of the wires and twist them together.
- Turn the twisted ends of the wires into a loop and twirl the twisted end tightly around the wires all the way to the end. Press the wire ends between the twists with your nails and make sure you can’t feel them. Repeat with the other side.
- Take a piece of elastic and feed it though the 2 loops of either side of the jeweled headband. Place the headband around your head and pull the elastic tight (but make sure it’s still comfortable). Knot together the elastic and cut off any excess.
The best part of this DIY? You can totally also wear it as a necklace. Less work, more fun!
In other news, we are still working on some things here on the new site. If you tried to contact me over the past week, you might have received an error message. This issue has been resolved now, but I have no way to retrieve any of the messages, so please resend them. I would appreciate it immensely!
Also, if you’re having trouble viewing the new site, you might want to try and empty your browser cache. And, if you’re getting the latest through a feed reader, you might have to update the address to www.pearlsandscissors.com/blog, so you don’t miss any updates. If you have any trouble, please contact me.
Have fun doing it yourself and I’ll “see” you again tomorrow!