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
/ metal file
/ one of those plastic lemon-crushers you get in your drink
/ 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!