Pearl Hairpin {Tutorial}



I will live my life as a lobsterman’s wife on an island in the blue bay
He will take care of me, he will smell like the sea,
And close to my heart he’ll always stay

I will bear three girls all with strawberry curls,

Little Ella and Nelly and Faye
While I’m combing their hair, I will catch his warm stare
On our island in the blue bay

Far away far away, I want to go far away
to a new life on a new shoreline
where the water is blue and the people are new
to another island, in another life


Marcella Rose here, of Marcella Rose’s Blog, and I am once again getting lost in the imagery of my next craft. I am simply in love with these Pearl Hairpins. They take me to a place “far away”, as Ingrid Michelson sings in the above song, where the waves crash against the rocky coast. You look out into the endlessly changing blues and greens of the foaming sea. Your hair whips in the wind and your gaze scans the horizon, watching as the boats come back into the harbor. You wrap your wool sweater tight around you and touch your Pearl Hairpin to ensure it is secure before you take off running down the beach with abandon, feeling the cold winter mist as it comes off the sea making your cheeks pink with their salty lick.

Well now I am just getting carried away! Really though, this simple, quick craft is sure to take your hairstyle to the next level. Whether you slide them into long curly locks or use them to add a little charm to a sweater and jeans, perhaps even pin them into a formal up-do or just pull back a piece of hair to take a dull Tuesday work outfit far away; these pins are endlessly versatile. Dress your hair up or down, add a few or a bunch, maybe keep all the pearls the same size and color or you can add multi-toned and sized pearls for a whimsical mermaid look. Anywhere you wear them, they are sure to bring a smile and perhaps a little daydreaming to your day.



You will need:

  • Pearl beads
  • Bobby pins
  • Hot glue or wire


How to:

  • Arrange beads on bobby pin
  • Glue or wrap with wire into place
  • Slide into hair

To the sea and all its bounty,

Marcella Roses

Model is, my sister, the ever beautiful Bianca Elizabeth of Bianca Elizabeth Photography….you should check her out she’s amazing.


bianca with pearls


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Marcella began cooking early, learning from her self-taught mom who prepared brilliant meals nightly. At thirteen, cooking on a Ranch, she learned how to get creative in the kitchen. With an eye for the beautiful, a growing palate, and keen organizing skills she soon began hosting parties and catering events. Moving to New York she was graced to have worked with some of the best interior designers in the city. Taking these skills to the Internet with Marcella Rose’s she shares her passion and innovation hoping to inspire the modern woman.

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