Some time ago, I reached out to the lovely Ntina from Happygirlycrafty and she was sweet enough to agree to a tassel collaborative project 🙂 I love working with tassels and had quite a few ideas in mind so I decided to do 2 projects. I’ve probably been watching too many Chinese historical dramas (wuxia) where the girls have pins stuck in their hair so project 1 is a swinging tassel hairpin. It only takes less than 5 minutes to make!
What you need:
- bobby pin
- gold chain with large links- length up to you. I used a short one- 5 cm- as my hair’s shoulder length
Slip the chain onto the bobby pin- you need large links so that it’ll slip through readily 🙂 You could always use your pliers to open the links but I’m lazy 😛
Unfortunately we can’t avoid the pliers here- pliers aren’t difficult to use but “no tools” projects has quite a nice ring don’t you think? 😛 So I’m always trying to see if I can make something work without pliers! 😛
Anyway, for this step, use your pliers to open the last link, thread the tassel through then close firmly.
It only took me 1 minuet and here is my pin! You can also add some sparkling crystals or beads to the chains if you prefer more bling.
I think it’s a good way to dress up your look if you don’t have ear holes- from a distance it actually looks like dangling earrings 😛