Retired - Set of 8 Lovely Lilac and Iris Colored Bobby Pins

PROJECT H608
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Bobby pins abound in this fun project - when you are finished, you will have 8 lovely pins to wear and enjoy. They look much more complicated then they really are and all your friends will be asking you how
Instructions
NOTE: For this project you will also need a clear matte finish acrylic spray sealant such as that put out by Mod Podge. This type of product is available at most craft and art stores. Also we are going to be applying iris blue Gilders Paste to many of the objects we will be working with. Before starting this project, watch this video here which will show you how to apply gilders paste with your fingers and without using a paint brush.
  1. Gather all 8 of your bobby pins, 4 of your dahlia mum cabochons, and 4 of your lucite vinca flowers. Using the methods you learned in the video, apply iris blue Gilders Paste to the ornate details on the bobby pins, the outer tips of the dahlia flowers, and the raised edges of the lucite flowers. Let the Gilders Paste dry. Next, spray 3 light coats of clear matte acrylic spray sealant - letting it dry fully between each coat. This will prevent the Gilders Paste from rubbing off.
  2. Look at one of your diamond filigree bobby pins and note the space on the top side of the diamond which overlaps where the actual bobby pin is fused below. Using a small piece of wire or a toothpick as an applicator, apply a small dab of E6000 to the spot you just noted (you are applying the E6000 on top of the filigree). Quickly set down one of your lucite flowers (that has been Gilders Pasted) into the dab of E6000. Look at the photo for the exact orientation. Repeat this same step on the other 3 diamond filigree bobby pins. Let dry.
  3. While your diamond filigree bobby pins are drying, find one of your ornate filigree bobby pins. Place a dab of E6000 in the center. Into this dab of glue, place one of your dahlia mums which has been Gilders Pasted. Press into place and let dry. Repeat this same step with your other 3 ornate filigree bobby pins.
  4. All we have left to do is add the sparkle! Spread out you Swarovski flat back rhinestones in tanzanite so that they are facing up. I like to use The Bead Smith Magic Pick to apply the the crystals but if you prefer, you can use tweezers or your fingers.
  5. Take your diamond filigree bobby pins with the lucite flowers glued on and place a small dab of E6000 into the middle of each lucite flower. Into each dab of glue, place a Swarovski flat back rhinestone. Press into place and let dry. This set of 4 bobby pins is all done!
  6. For your remaining 4 bobby pins, you have a choice as to where to put the sparkle. You can place crystal rhinestones where ever you like and find pleasing. Looking at the picture, you can see that I chose to place a rhinestone on each of the 3 outer filigree tips for two of the bobby pins. I did this by just placing some E6000 on each tip and placing a rhinestone into it. On the other 2 bobbly pins, I just placed a crystal above and below the flower. Again, this is totally up to you. Let dry fully before wearing.
  7. You are all done! I hope you have fun with these or enjoy giving them as gifts!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-9060 - Antq. Brass Color Diamond Filigree Bobby Pins 66.5mm
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-9061 - Antiqued Brass Color Ornate Filigree Bobby Pin 2 1/2 Inches (63.5mm) (4 Pcs.)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-4197 - Lucite Flower Cabochons Dahlia Chrysanthemum Mum Turquoise Blue 10mm (6)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-4219 - Lucite Vinca Flowers Matte Pastel Lilac Purple Light Weight 14mm (6)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1106 - Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! Iris Blue 1 oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-4004 - Beadsmith Magical Rhinestone Pick Up Tool With Cleaning Kit - Great For Placing Flatback Rhinestones
Additional Information
Ingredients FCO-9060, FCO-9061, BCP-4197, BCP-4219, XTL-1054, XTL-1106,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Antiqued Brass Color Diamond Filigree Bobby Pin 66.5mm (4 pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FCO-9060
Antiqued Brass Color Ornate Filigree Bobby Pin 2 1/2 Inches (63.5mm) (4 Pcs.)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: FCO-9061
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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