|Imagining this with a black bridle and silver clincher|
|So many sparkles!!!|
Try to keep with one or two general colors, unless you want a rainbow bonnet.
|I want the purples on a grey bonnet|
Also pick up some filament (heavy fishing line works, good bonding time with the hubby at Cabella's anyone?) and some clamp shells.
|These are for the ends|
First cut a generous piece of line, string on a shell and a small metal bead
|This is also how you finish the strand so these pictures work for both|
|shell plus bead|
|Strand back through the hole in the shell and pull tight|
|Clamp the shell shut with pliers|
After the first end is on string on the beads. I like to lay out a pattern on a towel so they don't roll away. I am rather OCD so I really like a perfect pattern, but with all the sparkle and the distance that this will be seen from it doesn't matter too much.
|Strand 1 under construction|
|Me being OCD|
|Strand 2 under construction|
After you have the strand finished off pin it on the bonnet
|Lay it on|
|Sew it on. You can stop there or add another strand for crazy bling|
Give it a try, go crazy.
So if you read this and are feeling totally overwhelmed, sprinklerbandit and I are thinking about making these to sell, would anyone be interested?