Friday, February 22, 2013

DIY Swarovski Rhinestones Hair Clip

Easy to made DIY Sparkling Hair Clip using Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones

We can create many different styles of rhinestones hair clips by using Swarovski rhinestones which are gorgeous and sparkling. Let's start to make our own style and start with a simple pattern.

Here's what we may need:

1 x Metal Hair Clip

Swarovski 2058 Xilion Rose Enchanced Flatback Rhinestones SS10 Black Diamond, Hair Clip & GS Hypo Glue

The best way to design a rhinestones hair clip is to rehearse the patterns you like onto the hair clip before putting glue. After you had decided on an ideal pattern, you may start to stick it now.

We will make a simple pattern using Black Diamond SS10 Rhinestones

Squeeze a small amount of GS glue onto the clip.

Squeeze a little bit of GS Hypo Glue onto the clip

Get a piece of rhinestone by using the rhinestones picker wax pen(which is my best helper when I making rhinestones stuffs).

Stick the rhinestone using the rhinestone picker pencil

Put the rhinestone onto the glue and position it.

It's easy using the rhinestones picker pencil

Only 3 simple steps, you can make many different patterns and styles of sparkling rhinestones hair clips. 

You can design different pattern & colors

You can purchase this hair clip kit set from

Enjoy your DIYing rhinestones hair clips!

Friday, February 15, 2013

DIY Seed beads & Rhinestones Hair Band Kit Sets Tutorial

Here's what you may need:

1 x Plastic Cabochon Setting, 20mm inner diameter, 6mm thick, 3mm hole width

1 x Elastic Band 1mm, 40cm long

First, put plenty of GS Hypo Cement Glue onto the plastic cabochon setting.

And, put the seed beads in it until the plastic cabochon setting is fully filled with seed beads.

Then, hold the plastic cabochon setting upside-down and knock the back lightly to check any of seed beads falling apart. If there is any, put it back with glue again. This step is important because seed beads have small area to attach to the surface of the cabochon setting, and enough glue is a must to keep seed beads to be stuck firmly. I would like to give it 24 hours for drying this time due to the large amount of glue. 

After drying is done, insert these two pieces of elastic band(20cm for each) through the holes of cabochon setting.

At last, tie these elastic band together to make a band.

Other patterns were made with 2058 Swarovski non-hotfix rhinestones.

GS Hypo Cement Glue is great for handmade crafts, such as crystals jewelry making, beads crafting, and crystal accessories. It dries in several minutes which allows the parts to be positioned before setting. It dries clear and is long lasting which can keep the crystals firmly and would not be fallen apart. It is easy to use because its needle pointed head and would not bond fingers. There is a little smell when you are using it.


  • Clean the needle pointed head after use
  • Insert the cap wire when not in use
  • Flatten the tube instead of rolling it to prevent any tears in the tube

Friday, February 1, 2013

Red Envelope

In Chinese and other Asian societies, a red envelope or red packet is a monetary gift which is given during holidays or special occasions.

It is known as hóngbāo in Mandarin, angbao in Taiwanese, angpau in Min Nan, lai see (利是) in Cantonese, lì xì in Vietnamese and sae bae don (세뱃돈) in Korean.

During the Lunar New Year, red envelopes are typically given by the married to the unmarried, most of whom are children. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits.

From Wikipedia, learn more at

In Hong Kong, Swarovski has had several designs of red envoelopes in the past few years. Only few pieces of Swarovski rhinestones can make these envelopes look beautiful and sparkling.

This year, it has a Chinese knotting.

Chinese knotting (Chinese: 中國結; pinyin: Zhōngguó jié) is a decorative handicraft art that began as a form of Chinese folk art in the Tang and Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) in China. 

From Wikipedia, learn more at

Lunar New Year is coming soon,  

Wish you luck in the Year of Snake!