French beaded butterfly tutorial – hair clip and brooch – intermediate

Level: Intermediate

Techniques: Continuous Wrap-around loops

As I’m developing new patterns, I focus on cutting down the bulk of wires especially if I’m making hair accessories. This French beaded butterfly was born out of this to make a light weight butterfly that will be easily attached to a hair clip and not weigh your whole head down as you’re wearing it. This uses the continuous wrap-around technique and is made with one wire instead of 4 or 5 wires.

 

Materials/Tools

  • 11/0 seed beads – 7 grams primary color
  • 11/0 seed beads – 7 grams secondary color
  • 8 mm pearls – 2
  • 48 inches 24 or 22 gauge copper core wire
  • 6 inches 30 or 28 gauge copper core wire
  • hair clip finding 

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