How to Make a Filigree and Rhinestone Hair Barrette


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and today I want to show you how to very easily take a piece of filigree, some
some flatback rhinstones and a hair clip and make a lovely barrette. All you’re going to need is some post-it notes, some E6000 glue which is an industrial strength
adhesive and it’s gonna hold your rhinestones firmly in place. I’m using BeadSmith’s Magic Pick to pick up my
rank stone you don’t need to use is that does make life a little easier. A scrap piece of wire. Those are the tools
you’ll need. And for the supplies need you’ll piece of filigree, an assortment of flatback rhinestones and
the hair barrette itself. To begin again you’re going to want to fit your
filigree to the barrette. You can see that this is a flat
filigree and the barrette is actually curved. So very gently I’m just going to curve the filigree with my
fingers until it fits the shape of the
barrette. Then I want to flip it over and I want to put some E6000 on the
back of it. So what I’m going to do is go ahead put some E6000 onto my post-it notes.
If you’ve worked with this glue before you know it dries rather quickly so you don’t want to put a lot on your post-it. I’m going to use my scrap piece of wire as an
applicator. I’m only going to apply the glue to the area that
it’s actually going to touch the barrette. You know that this does get kind of
stringy. That’s fine. You can peel that off later if you get it anywhere you
don’t want. Once you’re happy with you’re glue go ahead and flip it over and carefully place it onto your barrette. I’m not at all worried about the
glue that spilling over. I’m going to bedeck this filigree in rhinestones and we’re going to cover
it right up. So ideally you’re going to let this dry for an
hour or so before you go onto the next step. But for the purpose of this video I’m
just gonna continue which means this might warble a little bit but I would recommend
letting it dry before you proceed. So first I’m going to apply the largest rhinestone.
Here I have ss48, ss34 and ss12. You can choose whatever size if you’d
like. The main challenge for us in this
particular project is gonna be covering the bar because we don’t want that to show
through. So I choose some rather large flatback rhinestone. I’m going to take some glue put it on the back of my rhinestone. Flip it over and press it directly on top of that
bar. My E6000 is actually dried
out a little bit. So I’m just gonna go ahead put a little bit more down. Then place some glue on the back of the
rhinestone. You’l have a lot of fun with the pattern you
choose to do and you definitely don’t have to follow what I’m doing. Just let your creativity flow. Now when I get to the smaller rhinestones
and when I say smaller I’m actually including my ss34 in there, instead of
the glue directly on the back of the rhinestone I’m going to put it onto the piece of metal
itself. This is probably why you’re going to go
ahead and have this dry before you proceed. I’m going to put a dab there. I’m going to put a dab right over there. I don’t want to let any glue get on the top surface of
the rhinestone. I can pick up the big ones with my fingers. Set them down into the glue and press into place. Now I’m going to go around my filigree
and place my rhinestones wherever I want and I want to make sure that I cover any sign of that bar underneath. I want to go ahead and place in my
smaller rhinestones, so I’m carefully putting glue between the edges of the larger rhinestones. It’s a little hard to
pick up the smaller size ones. I’m going to take my magic pick and it actually helps to grab the
rhinestones and just place it into place. If you’re wondering what this color is,
this here’s crystal and this one is Black Diamond AB. I has a nice blue tint to it. From here on out just keep applying your
rhinestones wherever you like until you’re happy with you’re finished piece. Go to Beadaholique.com for all of your beading supply needs!

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