Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hair Stick Tutorial











My daughter arrived yesterday for 5 days and so we thought we would do a few things together just for fun and here's one of them.


She has very thick curly below shoulder length hair, and she wears her hair up a lot, and therefore always on the lookout for new things to do with her hair, so I decided to make her some hair sticks.

So using a 6mm piece of doweling I cut a 15cm length and then shaped the end using a pencil sharpener and then sanded it smooth. The other end sand until it takes on a roundish look! then use a 3mm drill bit and drill through the centre of the stick 5mm from the end .

I sent her off to gather together a few beads, buttons and whatever else took her fancy that she thought might look good dangling and off we went.

I used a piece of chain 8mm in length and added shell buttons in two sizes using the jump rings to attach and that's it, hair stick done ready to go. My daughter wore this last night and have to say it looked great and she loves it so we are going to make a few more later.


Hope you like it and try it out for yourself.









16 comments:

Jenn/Neico's Knots said...

Hey, that's neat! Seems pretty simple to make, but it looks like something you'd find in a fancy salon (and probably pay an arm and a leg for).

Krishenka said...

Oh thank you for that you have made my day. I never knew it was published as my pictures keep moving and driving me nuts, so thought I was still in edit mode!!

Krishenka said...

Meant to say Jenn I found it fairly easy to make, having all the tools helps and of course a mountain of buttons etc to choose from.

mitch1066 said...

15mm length.......maybe 15cm length...Great idea..thanks for sharing!

Krishenka said...

Thank you Mitch for pointing this out to me!!! silly me just got carried away with the mm's

Linda said...

How fabulous!
I never did anything with my mother

Krishenka said...

Oh that is a pity Linda. I guess I am very lucky to have had such a mum as I did and will always be grateful for that.

Sharona R - שרונה ראובני said...

So cool! Great tutorial :o)

Krishenka said...

Thanks Sharona glad you liked it

JudysDesigns said...

You're so clever..thanks for sharing. It looks beautiful in her hair. With gorgeous thick hair, I imagine she loves having new pretty things to put it up with. Bravo to you both.

Krishenka said...

Oh thanks Judy we are really chuffed with them

Purely Paige said...

What an adorable idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Krishenka said...

My pleasure and if you make one would love to see it Purely

Huiyi Tan said...

that's a great idea and the hair sticks are really pretty!

Krishenka said...

Thanks Huiy have listed a couple in the shop, see how it goes.

VeganCraftastic said...

Cool tutorial, thanks for sharing!

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