April 14, 2013

D I Y / Clear Hair Barrette









bracelet: thrifted (similar here)

A squished chignon! Sorry clear hair cone, I have a new favorite now.
Wore it straight away all afternoon and it stayed put so well! This is certainly not the last time you'll see it featured on Love Aesthetics!

By now, you probably already know the drill, you'll need:
/ perspex, no thicker than 2 mm
/ stanley knife
/ ruler
/ metal file
/ one of those plastic lemon-crushers you get in your drink
/ vase
/ drill
/ an oven

01/ Measure the perspex to the size of your usual chignon.
02/ Make an incision along a ruler with a stanley knife on the perspex and break it off by putting it on the edge of a table and pressing down the part you want to break off.
Keep breaking until you've got a rectangle in the size you want.
03/ Also break off the end of the 'lemon crusher' (is that what they are called?) and smooth out the edge with a file.
04/ Preheat the oven to 200°C then place your square and your lemon crusher on a non-stick baking tray inside the oven for 5 minutes.
There will hardly be any fumes or smells, but you'll never know so make sure to keep a window open.
05/ Take both pieces out and bend them over a round object like a vase, the clear stick only needs to be bended slightly.
06/ Carefully drill two holes on each side of your bended plastic, do it slowly so you won't get cracks in the perspex.
07/ Try it on!

60 comments:

blog mode Laura said...

That's such a great idea, and it is so beautiful!

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Cecilia Sammarco said...

W O W !!!
I love your whiteness!!!

Panty Buns said...

Ingenious! It is something I never would have conceived of. You have invented a lovely and very practical D.I.Y. hair accessory. I love the look of your hair.

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ZxM Style-Squared said...

That is brilliant!!! I want it!!

Milex said...

yes yes yes ♥

Fashiable said...

Staat je heel mooi! Leuk idee weer :)

Eva said...

What an amazing hair piece, love it! xx

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Edye and Martyn said...

perfect

kcomekarolina said...

looks great!



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Anne said...

I love it!

Floortje van Cooten said...

heel gaaf!

Renske said...

So simple and so smart, big fan of this one!

Laura Schøler said...

Very simple and aesthetic! If I had longer hair I would definitely make one.

TeuntjeVDW said...

Awesome! xx.

Hedvig- DIY said...

so nice! Love your DIY!!

Anny Barros said...

so much cool

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Laura said...

AMAZING. That hair colour.. equally amazing!!

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moonstyle said...

really nice!
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Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

This is great!



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Becky P said...

Oh my God how perfect is this?! Amazing piece! you're the queen xx

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Camomille said...

perfect color! :)

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Inês A. said...

whaaat, that's amazing. :o

Filipa said...

Pure genius, simplicity paired with beaty

Rhoda Wong said...

wow what a look!

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Nyssa Jayne said...

The "lemon-crusher" is called a swizzle stick (an equally silly name).

love the hairpiece.

Anna Black said...

This is so cool, it looks awesome!

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My Gaby said...

Simple & amazing!

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

So creative! Thank you for sharing x

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Lollihearts said...

look lovely!
another great and simple diy

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Chelsea said...

I tend to love all your transparent/perspex DIYs, but this one really takes the cake. It looks so gorgeous and simple, like a real product more than a DIY!

Blogandthecities said...

Great idea! Love your diy products: you're genial!
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Xeana said...

Simple and stylish! Great diy!

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ViVa Luke said...

wow, it looks great and so futuristic! :)

Justalazymorning said...

this is so beautiful!
brilliant idea

Olga said...

This looks so stylish and different - I almost wish I had long hair! :) I'm pinning it anyway! :)


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Olga said...

Hm. I don't get it. Why can't I pin this post on Pinterest? It says "can't find any pinnable images" Oh yeah? I see a whole bunch of them... Has anything changed with the image format? Because I know I pinned some older posts... Ivania, if you know what the problem is, please let us know. I know I'm not the only one willing to pin your inventions. :)

Lydia Bishop said...

Gah what a great idea again!

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Kylie said...

Oh what a great idea! I love clear bags so of course I must love this clear hair piece as well!

Kylie
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Opposite lipstick said...

Love it!
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Francesca Giagnorio said...

Nice DIY :D thanks for sharing
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Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

Stunning!

hypnotized-poison said...

it looks beautiful

Melany said...

It looks great! Love it :)

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Raffles Bizarre said...

Oh wow this is such a great idea, so simple to make but looks pretty high end, I always find perspex gives a very modern feel to a lot of outfits, bordering on futuristic, just the introduction of clear hardwear I think.

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Gloria said...

You know what you should do? you should totally sell these! i personally can't get my hands on these sort of materials, and if i did, i wouldnt have the guts to drill or heat it in the oven and all that. would definitely buy all your amazing clear diy projects!

MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM said...

Heel, heel, HEEL cool! Misschien wel je coolste see through diy so far...

Marjolein - Never Too Polished.com

Marie Dolin said...

It looks awesome! Beautiful photos, btw. I don't think I have the courage to try this, but I'm still hoping that I'll be able to do this. Thanks for sharing. This would be a new experience to me.

Duck said...

Always so gorgeous, I don't know how you keep coming up with these ideas...

Adél said...

I like so-so much! I wanna make it too, but it semms too specially :D Awsome again and again!

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Adel x

Tanya Dempsey said...

Love it! You are so talented. One in a million.


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Michael said...

Did it for my girlfriend, she loved that. Thanks for the tips, greetings!

Tanya Minxy said...

This is brilliant =^.^=
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Georgie Mullen said...

your so clever xx
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Siska said...

amazing!

maisie kim said...

WOW.
It's our country's traditional fashion accessory!
My grandmother used to wear it before.
really fresh item!
I' South Korean kk . I read Low Classic article which is Korean brand from this blog!
like it!

Rossana Ferrari said...

This a wonderful and simple diy.
I'have to try it!
Lovely
FNB

Courtenay said...

Everything about these photos is stunning. I love it. Your blog is definitely a favourite.
x

Anonymous said...

The lemon crusher would be called a swizzle stick.
I am going to try this, very pretty, thank you!

Kristen Dockery said...

I think my mom would love a hair piece like this. I can't believe it was homemade. Her birthday is coming up and I didn't know what to get her, I think I should make one or a couple of these for her. I'm really glad I came across this article and can't wait to see how my mother will react. http://www.kayswigsandprosthesis.com/gallery