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DIY Beaded Headphones

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My headphones are a very important accessory. They go wherever I go. I have different ones too.. The ones that came with my phone are like my everyday-on-the-tube-headset-headphones. I kinda find them pretty boring and not so great for music listening really. When listening to music I prefer my Marshall ones.. that I love to bits. But anyway, I thought I’d make my iphone ones a bit more exciting by perler beads!

I’m sure you’ve seen other peoples beaded headphones. I’ve been seeing them around for a while. And everytime I’ve seen someone with beaded headphones I wondered how they make them. When I found out how to, I also found out that it wasn’t really that great of a mystery… (Thanks Astrid & Anna!) So I went out and bought some beads and started to bead!

Below you can see the result and also a quick guide how to do it yourself!


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I went for green and black pearls since these are two of my favorite colors and goes well together. I wanted to try glow-in-the-dark beads but couldn’t find them in the shop. I think that would be really cool though!

Start out with making a single cut through a bead and then just push it onto the cable! This is pretty much it. Now you have something to do for the next hour or so..!

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It really speeds up the process if you let the bead stay on the scissors while pushing it onto the headphone cable. Try it!

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And here is my result! I am really pleased with it. Now it is your turn! Go go go!

therese

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