While exploring a new design a friend suggested that I turn my latest Rick Rack into a hair pin. For additional interest the lower layer is in my favourite colour combo of black and white stripes which creates a great background for the brightly coloured top layers. The lower layer is also slightly wider than the top, giving you an impression of a spinning pinwheel.
Pinwheel Flower Hair Pin - Shades of Red
This layered hair pin was made entirely with size 11/0 Preciosa seed beads. For the top layer I've used a bead mix in red shades and black and white faceted seed beads for the lower layer. The flower petals can be arranged up or down depending on your preference.
The beaded flower measures 70mm across and is around 25mm deep. The bronze tone hair slide is 50mm long and has an 8mm pad at the top, which ensured that the slide doesn’t twist around and stays securely attached to the flower.