The something blue tradition is very near and dear to my heart because what once was my something blue (that wasn’t blue, it was turquoise) was the inspiration for the name of this website that you’re on ~ Something Turquoise. There are many ways to choose your something blue; it could be sentimental, it could be fashion related, it could be something meant for one pair of eyes only or it could be part of your jewelry… like today’s project! This super sweet idea would be a darling detail to wear in your hair on your wedding day and any day after…
Find Your Shade
We’ve got all the blues covered, including your Something Turquoise of course! The only question is, what style and shade will you choose? I think the light blue rough aquamarine stones are my favorite!
- Large Hair Pins (mine are from Amazon)
- 26 Gauge Beading Wire
- Pretty Blue Beads
- Jewelry Pliers
Wire wrapping these darling little hair pins is super, super easy – no special beading skills required! Follow the steps below and get an up close look by watching the video.
- Cut about 5″ of 26 gauge beading wire
- Add your choice of pretty blue bead(s) to the center of the wire
- Synch/twist the two ends of the wire together around the bead(s)
- Place the wrapped wire on top of a hair pin
- Wrap one end of the wire around the left side of the hair pin, and wrap the other end of the wire around the right side of the hair pin – so that both ends are wrapping different directions
- Wrap each wire end 6-7 times around the hair pin
- Trim excess wire and press cut ends inward with flat pliers
- Twist the blue beads down tight to the hair pin
- Place in your pretty wedding hair!
Something Blue Meaning
The color blue has long been associated with love, modesty, fidelity, purity and good luck. Before the late 19th century, blue was a very popular color for wedding gowns. The Virgin Mary is also most often dressed in blue. So if you’re partaking in this tradition… what will it represent to you?
As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!
DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise // Large, Gold Hair Pins: Amazon // 26 Gauge Gold Wire: Amazon // All Blue Beads: Ruby Tuesday Bead Co. // Beading Pliers: Amazon // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
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