I asked JJ to choose her what she wanted. She immediately gravitated towards a large pink airplane-shaped bead. Now this hadn't come from Snapaholics. It actually came from a pipe cleaner bracelet she'd made at her day care centre, and she liked the bead so much she dismantled the bracelet to add it to the hair bead collection. So following her lead, I chose pink and clear beads to coordinate with and highlight her chosen focal point.
Long story short, I got carried away. Remember those 99 twists? Well, they had turned into about 130 twists once the flat twists from the front were out and regular twists were in. And then I was putting 3-5 beads plus a snap on each twist. I started with the twists at the front, and totally planned to keep on going.
|See the airplane bead?|
|See the pretty sections I was working on?|
See how much fun she was having swinging her beads around?
I took a long look. Although she could hold her head up, there were just too many beads on that 3-year old head. It totally pained me to take beads off, but I did. I left a snap on the end of all of the twists at the front and every couple of twists at the back, and I left in the "focal point" braid with the airplane bead, and a few other beads here and there.
|I left in more beads at the front...|
|...and mostly snaps at the back|
|Post hair time chillin' with K!|
New on the to-do list: once the small twists come out, I CAN'T WAIT to do some larger braids or twists and put my longed-for 4-6 beads at the end of each one!