Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Easy skeleton hand hair clips

Hello! I just have a tiny little craft to show you today since I am in the final weeks of my degree now (!!!!) and have been making more essays than projects. I have just handed in the final assignment for my Cultural and Media studies class, and have two weeks to write two more research essays. And then I am done! I am really excited, but also very nervous as this means I will soon have to find myself a job. Eeek!

I brought these plastic skeleton hands from ebay, which are apparently meant as Halloween decorations. Like, I guess you just scatter them around? I am not sure. I brought them because I wanted the kind of jewellery that I see in the goth shops, but am too cheap to shell out for ~___^

I got ten hands, so I now have plenty to work with! These clips were very easy to make; I just glued the clips onto the underside of the palms, making sure that the length of the clip was hidden behind a finger. I used E6000, so they're staying fairly well, but I think a different style of hair clip would work better for this. I just used what I had in my stash, but I will be keeping an eye out for better alternatives.

My next task is to make myself a necklace, however, I think I also need to look into varnishing or sealing them somehow as the black on the hands rubs off very easily. I have some spray varnish, so I'm going to give that a go.

Looking at these pictures makes me feel a little sad as I think soon I will have to say goodbye to my pink hair! ; ___ ; At the end of this month my job search begins, and also my brother is getting married, so I was planning on dying my hair a very dark red to look a bit more "normal". But, that's apparently not normal enough and I have been told brown or black is what is required! I really am not looking forward to letting all the bleaching time I've been putting into my 'do go to waste.

I think I will try using Manic Panic black and hope that it will fade, in the same way that the blue, purple, red, and pink dyes that I've used from them have faded, so hopefully I can go back to brighter colours afterwards without having to rebleach. If anyone has any experience in this dilemma, I'd love your advice! Otherwise, perhaps I will just get myself a wig ~___^

- Lisa xx


Alecia said...

Thats such a great idea! It looks wonderful :O

Amy said...

What wonderful little hair clips! They are so cute. :)


J said...

So sorry that you have to say bye to your pink hair, I LOVE pink hair and totally wish I could pull it off! Anyways, the hair clips look awesome!


Lisa said...

Thank you all! ^___^

I might have to get a pink wig, Jessica, so I can go back to my previous look just for the day ^___^ It's also a good way to see if you can pull off a particular colour (hint hint) ~___^

Crissy said...

Aww would they let you do a wig? That seems too drastic to do brown or black. lol I already saw your red hair and it looks awesome!!

Lisa said...

Thanks Crissie, I'm liking the red too ... although I'm also really wanting to go back to a brighter colour! I think I'm going to just stick with red for the wedding - and bring my wigs down with me in case it's not enough to please my brother! ~___^