Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip, Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments. Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads. I originally developed this project using 28-gauge wire and the wire broke too easily so I landed on 26-gauge wire.
Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Non-Jewelry Items
  • Technique(s): Lashing, Beading
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I originally developed this project using 28-gauge wire and the wire broke too easily so I landed on 26-gauge wire. Carefully push the wire when manipulating it rather than pulling it to prevent breakage. This project uses a favorite bead weaving technique, Right Angle Weave (RAW).

The hair clip used in this project must have one hole at the top to secure the wire. If the clip is a different size, you can alter the quantity and size of beads used so they fit well on the clip.

Materials

8mm round Light Siam Swarovski crystals
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 10.00 each
6mm Emerald 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-102
  • Lesson Quantity: 9.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.77
  • Gold Club Price: $3.58
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4mm Peridot 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-103
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.17
  • Gold Club Price: $2.38
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26 Gauge Round Green Enameled Craft Wire - 90 ft
H5-E26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.80
  • Gold Club Price: $5.10
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hair clip
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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5 1/2 Inch Nylon Flat Jaw Pliers with Replacement Jaws
G2-1
  • G2-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.97
  • Gold Club Price: $7.48
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a 40" piece of wire. I used green, feel free to use any color that compliments your beads. Bend it in half and slip the loop through the clip hole.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 2
Slip the two wire ends through the wire loop.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 3
Pull the wire ends apart and flatten using the nylon jaw pliers.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 4
Slide an 8mm bead onto one wire end and slide the other wire end through the bead going in the opposite direction. This bead is referred to as a "crossover" bead.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 5
Push the wires all the way through the crossover bead and gently pull the wires tightly to secure the bead.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 6
Add an 8mm bead to each wire.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 7
Add an 8mm crossover bead and repeat steps 4&5. This forms a square and is considered one unit of RAW.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 8
Open the clip, take one wire end and wrap it around one side of the the clip base twice.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 9
Repeat the wraps around the other clip side and crossover the wires again through the last bead added.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 10
Repeat these steps to add another RAW unit.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 11
Wrap each wire around the clip base sides twice.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 12
Add two 6mm beads to the wires and an 8mm bead to form another RAW unit.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 13
Wrap wires around the clip sides and crossover the wires again through the last bead added.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 14
Add two 4mm beads and a 6mm bead to form another RAW unit.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 15
Repeat Step 14 for the last RAW unit.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 16
Once you've wrapped your wires around the clip sides, criss-cross them on the back side of the clip.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Step 17
Twist the wires 2-3 times, cut excess wire and flatten with the nylon jaw pliers.
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip
Kristal Wick's Christmas Chrysanthemum Hair Clip - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Beads, beaded hair clip