Donna Hanna shows you how to craft a crystal branch barrette to wear as a fashion accessory!
Disassemble the barrette and set aside the middle piece and the clasp. You will work with the barrette base.
Cut a comfortable length of 30 gauge craft wire. Note: avoiding kinks in the wire is more important than completing the project with one length of wire.
Anchor one end of the wire to the barrette base. The long end of the wire should be coming out the top of the barrette base near one end.
Trim the short end of the wire and use chain nose pliers to secure it closely to the barrette base on the top.
Begin by creating the twisted wire branches. Add one Crystal Bicone to the wire, fold wire and twist close to crystal.
Repeat Step 5 alternating sides of the barrette base until you have worked down to the other end of the barrette base.
If desired, repeat Step 5 to add a second layer of crystal branches.
Tuck in the wire end and trim close to the barrette base.
Take a second length of wire and secure it to one end of the barrette base.
Cover the base of the barrette by stringing crystals on the wire and wrapping the wire around the barrette base.
Continue until you have worked down to the other end of the base.
Make a second pass over the base of the barrette end repeating Steps 10 and 11 to fill in the places where the barrette base is still visible.