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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

HATSTAND TUTORIAL
Took a couple of extra days to get this on the blog but here it is.
I hope you can understand the steps. If you have any questions, email me at pinehaven1998@gmail.com and I will answer the best I can...

The beads I use are on the right, the white and ivory colors. The lilac ones are regular size pony beads shown for a comparison of the sizes.

Cut 6 pieces, measuring 4 to 4 1/2 inches, of 20 guage wire, brass color or even regular florist wire will do. You will only use 3 of the pieces but you want to make sure 6 "legs" will fit through the hole in your bead.

Holding 3 lengths of wire together, wrap them around a round object that measures about 3/4 inch across.


Pull each set of "legs" on each side outward in opposite directions from each other so it tightens the "head" part a little more into an oval. 

This is what you will have....


Use flat piers to bend the "legs" downwards.....make the legs about an inch long.......

....to get three pieces like this.

Keeping them all together make sure they fit into your bead hole.

Remove one of the pieces and fit two as shown above.

It should look like this from the top for the next step. It is a bit tricky from here but keep it as close to this as you can.

Straddle the two pieces at the "X" on top with the third piece and slip the "legs" through the bead hole on either side of the legs already there.

Holding the assembly together and in alignment as shown, place a bit of super glue gel all around the top of the bead and between the wires where they enter the bead hole.

I use a clamp on one of the wires to just hold the assembly upside down while the glue dries.

Trim the wire legs even at the bottom; be sure to have at least 3/4 inch...

Spread the legs out .......

...then curl each end. Spray paint the whole thing, or use acrylic paint to just paint the bead if you used brass colored wire.

Top with a hat and enjoy!

12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial! If only I could find Super Glue Gel but I can't! I can only find crazy glue gel and I don't like it.

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  2. Gracias por el tutorial.
    Estaba pensando que si se hace con un alambre mas fino, se podria conseguir un batidor para nata por ejemplo.
    besitos ascension

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  3. Muchas gracias por el tutorial. Queda genial!!
    Besitos

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  4. What a great tutorial! Thank you! xoxo.Amy

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  5. Una idea estupenda, gracias por compartirlas :)

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  6. What a fun tutorial. Thank you!

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  7. A very nice hatstand.
    Bye Faby

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  8. Thank you for this wonderful hatstand tutorial.
    Hugs

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  9. Look what I miss when I get a little behind on reading blogs! This is such a nice tutorial--thank you for showing it in such lovely detail! :-) Jennifer

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  10. Great tutorial. Thank you very much.
    Hugs Maria

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  11. Me ha encantado el tutorial, gracias por compartir tu idea. La mesita te ha quedado preciosa. Besos

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