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01 Oct 2012 - 06:3791951
Threading beads onto hair (and hiding the holes!)
Hi all!

I wonder if anyone here has any experience of this, or is feeling creative. I bought some small beads from eBay, and have resprayed them ready to be threaded onto some clip-in hair extensions.

What's the easiest way to get a bead to lay flat on a strip of hair? I was just going to thread it through, but that would cause the bead to tilt, and the bead in the costume is more like a hair clip.

Without finding some 1cm long hair clips and filling in the bead hole with fimo, is there a fancy way of tying them in?

Here's a picture of the beads for reference:



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01 Oct 2012 - 06:3991952
Can you post a picture of the character you are cosplaying? I might be able to help ^.^


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01 Oct 2012 - 07:1591953
Course



As you can see, she doesn't appear to have threaded them but more like clipped them in. But I couldn't find anything remotely similar in hair clips, so I came up with the beads above.

It doesn't help that the image isn't very clear, but I can't find my copy of the graphic novel that image comes from for better reference.


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01 Oct 2012 - 09:4191960
You could glue clips to the underside? And clip them on that way? If it's a wig, you could glue them straight on.

You may be able to find some flat beads like that, which you could spray paint that colour. But they can get a bit expensive.


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01 Oct 2012 - 15:5291988
I agree with NixieThePixie. Your best bet is to glue the beads onto the extensions, or glue them onto clips. I would suggest glueing them straight onto the extensions, because clips tend to fall out. ad for filling the hole, I don't think you really need to, but you can fill it with Fimo like you said. Good luck!


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02 Oct 2012 - 06:1792021
Quote Suri:
I agree with NixieThePixie. Your best bet is to glue the beads onto the extensions, or glue them onto clips. I would suggest glueing them straight onto the extensions, because clips tend to fall out. ad for filling the hole, I don't think you really need to, but you can fill it with Fimo like you said. Good luck!


I'm pleased you don't think I'd need to fill them; it's a lot of hassle really late on and quite frankly I have bigger things to worry about (like lining my armour), but I do want to get it right as much as my limited budget and creativity will allow


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