Every now and then I take a break from my sewing machine and bust out my beads and wire and jewelry supplies. Last night I whipped up these shamrock pins and barrettes:
The first one I made was with vintage buttons and large seed beads. Here's the step-by-step process.
Pull the wires tight to form a shamrock and use the excess wire to attach it to a pin or barrette. Or trim and tuck the wires and simply glue it to a pin, barrette, magnet, etc.
I found some heart-shaped plastic glittery pony beads in my bead box and thought they were the perfect shape for shamrock leaves.
I made a barrette for me...
and one for McKenna.
I know, I know. Neither one of us is a very good hair model. Here it is as a pin:
Happy St. Patrick's Day. Stay Green!