Friday, February 04, 2011

Beads for Bella's Hair


Being a creature of habit, when I visit Hobby Lobby I march straight to the fabric section, pick up my bits, and head out. Which is why I didn't really know about all the beads on the other side of the store.

Crystal beads! Huge enameled beads! Beads in all shapes and sizes and colors. And these round, softly copper-toned beads to sew into Bella's dreadlocks.

I used a regular needle and my craft & buttonhole thread, in a dark brown to match her hair. I knotted the thread and did an anchoring stitch in the end of the dreadlock, then strung the beads on thread, wrapped it up around the bottom bead, and threaded back through the beads and into the dreadlock, where I knotted it and cut it off. Removing them will be just a matter of snipping the thread.

In the meantime we are all enjoying the extra twinkle.

22 comments:

Alexia @ dimplesnatcherblog.com said...

I love your blog, Anna! There is a lovely fairy-tale like quality. Something magical, like sunflowers and everything good and beautiful.

Lisa Beth W. said...

Wow! So pretty! What a wonderful idea. I love beads, especially glass ones--the smoothness, the weight, the shine, the coolness, the colors...

Elizabeth said...

Bella has, by far, the most beautiful dreads I have ever seen.

Elizabeth

Lady Farmer said...

Bella makes everything look good! She is so gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow! her hair looks lovely :)

Lisa said...

What a good idea, Anna! The beauty without having to string them onto her hair (or however it's usually done!)

Lisateresa

Kimmie said...

Hair bling...Bella looks so pretty!

Kimmie
mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Sandy said...

Oh - the dreds..............I LOVE them. I want some for myself and with copper colored beads too.....Bella is lovely as always!

In Christ,
Sandy

Margo said...

Sewing hair - ok, dreads. Now I have heard it all!
Everyone needs a little sparkle towards the end of winter.

I shop the same way you do - learned to do that when I was hauling babies and toddlers around. I'm half afraid that if I actually looked at a whole store, I would spend too much money on all the nifty things I didn't know about.

The Domestic Chick said...

What a nice touch for such a beautiful girl

Jackie said...

Beautiful girl!

Joanna said...

How nice! I think the bead color suits her very well. :-)

Kathy said...

What a lovely young lady she is, and what a great idea!

Jenn @ Spejory said...

I've been following your blog since nearly the very beginning but rarely coment. Bella is growing into such a beautiful and gifted young lady. I LOVE her beads and the beautiful dreads!

Andrea said...

Gorgeous girl, gorgeous hair...I do believe anything would look good on her, but the beads are espeically lovely :)

Maven said...

Bella is so, so well...Bella!

Her name is perfect - Italian for Beautiful!

Kathryn said...

Lovely and suits Bella.

Rose said...

I love the copper tone beads on Bella's hair!

Shelley in SC said...

Just love it. Totally jealous of the way Bella can rock that beaded dreads style : )!!

Rachel Marie said...

so pretty!

Kimberly said...

She is stunning.

Amy said...

How cute is that! I think she wears dreads the best I've ever seen anyone wear them.

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