DIY Colorful Hanging Seed Bead Hair Clips

Monki beaded barrettes inspiration

Image source & originally found at Ladybirds Nest

beaded barrettes

These multi-color strands of seed beads bring back fond memories of the early 90′s: Catholic School uniforms with simple little single strands around our necks, oxford shirts unbuttoned to show our bodysuits or camisoles beneath …oh the 90′s. I was written up & served many an afternoon or Saturday at detention in high school …some for talking in class but most were for uniform violations. You can imagine why :)


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* Multicolored seed beads
* Snap clip or barrette {I also thought I’d wrap an elastic headband}
* Needle your beads fit through and thread
* Scissors


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* Double thread your needle & knot at the end. {length will depend on how long you want your beads to hang. Mine is about 25″ from tip to end. Leave enough thread to knot the end when finished}

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* Thread your beads onto your needle.

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* When you’ve determined how long you want it, stop and knot the other end. Cut the excess thread.

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* Open clip and slide beaded strand through. The snap clips will be the easiest to keep your strands in place so there is no need to glue or stitch to the clip unless you want to. The Monki barrettes shown have the beads crossed over the top & probably stitched together but I don’t find it necessary. It’s a choice you can make.


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beaded barrettes in long blonde hair

You can wear it on behind your ear as well so the beads hang down around your neck …a bit like those hair wraps we wore in the late 80′s/early 90′s …what were they called again?

Have Fun!

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  • Kez

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    This post brings back memories of private school for me! All those ways I would find to use all loopholes possible in the school uniform rules :)
    I was always the one with the funny hair dos or the sneaky beads etc.

  • Shannon Olson

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    What a great idea, so simple yet so cute! Can’t wait to try it out.
    Very clever!

  • Dianna

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    very cute…

  • marama

    July 19, 2011 | Reply
  • Jess

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    I love this! Great idea.

  • Craftmaker

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    These are so cute! And so easy to make! They look like fun :)

  • CessOviedo

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    Cute! I have never seen beaded ones, I remember having lots of bracelets like this but never for the hair, I love them!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • East Coast-er Momma

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    Hah! That’s awesome. fun, fun.

  • anhesty

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    always with great ideas!!! im growing my hair out again so now i’m back to experimenting with hair dos. def trying tons of your hair style tips and diys!

  • vintage engagement rings

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    Beads brings back memories.. im going to try this with my daughters!

  • modanista junkie

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    I actually love this DIY better than the feather trend!! This is so cute for even little girls and teens! OMG we need to have a DIY craft day!! :)


  • Shannon

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    Ooh! I like this! I’m going to have to give it a try soon only maybe I’ll try something a bit more tribal…with feathers!

  • Unknown

    July 19, 2011 | Reply

    I will be making them for the entire clan…it’ll be fun to wear since all the girls have long hair…thanks for such a great and easy DIY!!

  • Isabely

    July 20, 2011 | Reply

    In Brazil it is called “Tererê”!!

  • Rita

    July 20, 2011 | Reply

    I LOVE THIS IDEA! that is all =) xoxo, Rita

  • emily

    July 20, 2011 | Reply

    So simple yet so pretty.i for sure need to get my DIY face on.thanks for sharing and have a great day

  • edufracked

    July 24, 2011 | Reply

    Ahh private school uniform loopholes. My favorite were my knee socks with colorful buttons up the side.

  • Ladybird

    August 1, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you darling! You certainly rocked those beaded clips. Makes me wanna wear mine straight away! ;) Happy august darling!

  • Ladybird

    August 1, 2011 | Reply

    Darling, I just had to make a little post on my blog, cause those clips looked so great on you ;) Once again, thanks for linking!

  • The Craft-Arty Kid

    August 13, 2011 | Reply

    Love this.
    So simple but looks really fun!

  • Anna

    November 27, 2011 | Reply

    Great alternative for the feathers in the hair trend.

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