Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hair sticks


  Today I am showing some of my handmade hair sticks. I’ll show a few more pictures and then explain the uniqueness of this project.


What are they made of you might ask? Not chop sticks 003and not dowels.




  They are made from cuticle sticks from Sallie’s Beauty Supply. They cost about $9.40 for a gross.

  I use a pencil sharpener on both ends of each stick to get a double point (making sure I keep each set the same length). You will still need to do a light sanding. I paint the sticks and add beads. Wide hole beads first then follow with smaller hole beads. The glitter work is once again from my new favorite craft supply described in my purse accessories post. The twine is a waxed bead cord. When finished a couple shots of sealer and let dry. I glued my beads in place with super glue. 

   The reason I don’t use chop sticks are they tend to break uneven and they take too much sanding. Dowels are hard to cut and sharpen. Cuticle sticks are just right. Will try making some more once I get the super glue off my paws. I will also be trying some with charm dangler's. They could be put on a jump ring and the jump ring could be glued between beads still giving them free movement. Another thing I will be trying is making some more plain ones and decorating the sticks with those tiny water decals used for nails,(yep found a big bag I have kept since my pretty nail days). I hope you enjoy this post.  Have a great week, with love from the Victorian Rabbit.


  1. Ooo the hair sticks are so very pretty! And your blog name.. so inspired:) I'm really glad I discovered your blog and I am now following you thanks to Wandering Wednesday blog hop, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also don't forget to tune in today, because we have some super sweet surprises for everyone and it will only get better from there, I promise! So don't miss it out. See you there!
    Happy Thursday

  2. These are great, I'll have to try your technique, thanks for sharing!

  3. These are AWESOME!!! I love hair chopsticks but I've never tried to make my own because like you said, regular chopsticks don't work and dowels are too thick. I'm gonna have to run down to the beauty supply store. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love finding crafting supplies in unusual places! These are beautiful!


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