They are easy to make – super quick. Why not make them in every color of the rainbow?
Measure and cut the number of rhinestones required to cover the barrette from end to end (in this case, 8).
Start by holding the barrette in your hand with the rhinestones on top.
Wrap embroidery floss in between the first and second rhinestone four times, making sure the end gets caught underneath your loops as you go.
Continue to wrap between each rhinestone carefully going around the obstacles of the barrette. When you get to the middle, use a needle to get under the arched part of the barrette.
When you get to the end, turn it around and go back the other way, wrapping 3-4 times in between each stone on the way back as well. Try to keep a similar shape to the wraps between each stone. See how my wraps start out wide, go down the middle and then go wide on the other side of the stone. This provides a consistent “triangle” of wraps in between each stone.
When you get to the beginning again, finish off the end on the underbelly of the barrette.
These are so cheery, aren’t they? The red and the sparkle makes me really think of Christmas.