I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but I’ve always been a huge fan of the winter Olympics, particularly the ice skating. I used to plop myself in front of the tv, face glued to the screen (literally it was so close it might as well have been glued), and visualize my future as the next Kristi Yamaguchi (don’t worry, I had been taking skating lessons so I wasn’t completely delusional). Obviously, that dream faded, but my love of watching skating never did. Thinking of skating and all the glamorous, embellished outfits led me to create these embellished bobby pins. They aren’t nearly as glamorous as the skating outfits themselves, but they are a fun way to sport a bit of Olympic spirit.
1. Arrange your beads in the pattern you would like them to appear on the bobby pins. I did one in the colors of the Olympic rings, one in gold beads, one in silver beads, and one in bronze beads
2. Working on the smooth side of the bobby pin and from back to front, spread a thin strip of glue onto the surface.
3. Quickly begin attaching your beads, holding each one for a few seconds to secure it in place. Please note- some of the glue may be visible around the beads. You can either use an exact knife to clean it up after everything has set and dried, or, I found once they were in my hair, you the little bit of extra glue no longer showed.
5. Style your hair as you normally would, but replace a few of your regular bobby pins with these Olympic embellished ones. Just be sure to be gentle with beaded end.
Want another fun way to celebrate the Olympics? Make a batch of these!