Monday, June 14, 2010

Glittered Flower Clips by Cassandra Midkiff

First, I am delighted to be sharing some of my sparkling creations made possible with Art Glitter. I have been using their products for so many years now and to be a guest designer is very exciting for me! To start I thought it would be fun to show you how to make your own hair bling with some handmade flower clips. These seem to be popular right now and summer is the perfect season to show them off!

What you will need:

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
An assortment of Art Glitter colors (for this project I used: Ultrafine Transparent Wild Rose & Melone for the daisy clip, Ultrafine Transparent Honey Suckle & Opaque Antique Gold for the rose clip, Ultrafine Transparent Sea Shell & Mystery & Shards Vintage Glass Glitter in Swan Lake for the pink rose clip)
An assortment of large paper flowers used in scrap booking
Steel snap clips with sew on holes – found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby
Vintage or new clip on metal flower earrings (backs removed) or cabochons, you could also use plastic flowers or rhinestones as the centerpiece
Beacon 527 glue
Needle and thread

Layer the flowers how you wish, sew them into place onto the snap clip. Glue the metal flower into the center using the 527 glue. I let it sit at least 2 hours before moving onto the next step. I placed some Dries Clear Adhesive into the center of the metal daisy and tapped some of the Melone art glitter in place with the small spoon.

After shaking off the excess I used the dries clear adhesive around the edges of the pink petals and sprinkled wild rose art glitter on top. To finish I dabbed a little more of the dries clear adhesive on the center of the daisy and placed a rhinestone on top. Let dry over night before wearing and the next day you will have a fun new piece to add to your wardrobe!