GEMSTONE BARETTES

September 5, 2019

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you know that statement barrettes have been back in a major way. Inspired by one of our fav designers, Lelet NY, we wanted to create some fun barrettes that are perfect for Mon-Sun!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

A piece of Leather or faux leather (just be sure it’s got some weight to it)

Scissors

E6000 Craft Glue

Flatback colored gemstones

Assorted size barrettes

 

First things first, cut out small strips of the leather so they’ll perfectly cover the metal top of the barrettes.

Measure the strips before cutting.

 

Next, grab your gems and get creative with your pattern! Once you feel ready to make it permanent, take your E6000 glue and add a small amount to the backs of the gems and place directly onto the leather, from end to end.

 

Once, the last gem is glued down, wait about 10 minutes till they set to run over and add the barrette.  You can either glue directly onto the top of the barrette or the back of the leather strip and press firmly to attach.

 

This is not a must, but making sure the leather and gems curve with the shape of the barrette, its great to have a lightweight clamp of some sort. Something like a clothespin works great.

Let the barrette set. Once the glue has dried, you’re all ready for a gemstone party on your head!

 

We love a good recycling moment aka time to reuse the extra leather and barrette backings!

You already have pretty much everything you’ll need for these next barrettes, the only addition is silver embellishments for the ends.

 

Start by cutting down the leather into strips, this time you’ll want them to be slightly larger than the backing you will be using.

 

Add any embelishments on the ends with E6000 and then glue the leather strip to the barrette!

 

If your’e feeling like a bow is your vibe, using a small leather rectangle with a twist is one of the best choices you will make.  You will need a taller piece that you can bunch together to create a bow.

Make sure to add glue both inside the bunch to keep the sides together, but also the outside spots!

 

When the glue dries on the bow, you’ll want to use a thin strip and start wrapping it around the bow. Glue the first point of contact and wrap around until you’re back where you started.

Leave a little bit of space and then cut down the leather before gluing the end down on top of the starting point. Let this set for 24 hours before wearing.

 

Grab your barrette backing and glue the bow to the metal, make sure you’re gluing the overlapped side down so that from the front it looks nice and clean!

 

And just like that, you have your new go-to hair accessories!

 

P.S.- can’t wait to see how you style them!

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