Welcome to HIGH on DIY’s first post! I have always loved creating and am really excited to officially become a part of the Do-It-Yourself trend that’s becoming more and more popular in the fashion world. For the first DIY, I have chosen this beautiful shooting star hair piece from Rodarte’s Fall 2012 collection. When I saw these during New York Fashion Week in February, they really caught my eye and I have wanted one for myself since then. You can create these in 4 easy steps.
- Metal Foil/Sheet in Gold – 20 x 130 cm
- Gold/Brass Jewelry Wire – 200 cm
- Star Template (available here)
- A Hair Clip ( this will work)
- A Sharp Pin/Toothpick
- A Pair of Scissors
- A Pair of Pliers
Step 1: Print the star template and cutout all 3 star sizes. Then trace 2 big stars, 7 medium, and 9 small ones from the gold metal sheet. Optional: Fold the stars slightly along the dotted line so they curve out and get a 3D look.
Step 2: To make branches on the hair clip to hold the stars, cut the jewelry wire into a few 10 cm and a few 15 cm pieces. Then, pass each piece of wire through the clip and twist it to secure it around the clip. Leave the ends of the wire untwisted. Each piece of wire should look like the letter Y.
Step 3: On each of the stars, make two holes in the center with a pin. Take one branch of the Y shape wire and pass it up through one of the holes. Pass the wire back down from the second hole and twist the wires together under the star to secure. Attach another star to the second branch of the Y shape.
Step 4: Alternating between medium and small size stars, repeat step 3 on all other branches. Attach the 2 big stars at each end of the clip and adjust their branches to make them the center pieces. When all the stars are attached to the branches, create a nice cluster of medium and small stars around the 2 big stars by adjusting their branches.
And then you have your Rodarte inspired shooting star hair clip ready to accessorize any of your outfits! Wear it with a 40s style faux bob to get the full Rodarte look or just with a messy updo or curls like I did.
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