Hi dears! This is a followup from one of my very first posts, which was a DIY crystal hair pin tutorial. This time, the glue gun takes over, and the crystals are much bigger!
Crystals are powerful, healing and royal, and I love the idea of wearing them in a braid, where they can impart their healing energy, protection and wisdom to us all day long!
Precious stones have been a source of inspiration for me as long as I can remember, perplexing me with the grandness of their design and color and inspiring a true sense of awe in the natural world.
( all rock shots are from Goldirocks Instagram)
I am on a journey to know more about crystal properties and share the knowledge that I learn, so I reached out to Yulia from Goldirocks, our favorite magic crystal slinger who cleanses and charges all of her rocks under that California Moon, ( Sign up here to be notified when the launches her online shop!) and DEFINITELY follow her on Instagram for inspiration.
Before we begin our DIY Project, here is a little thoughtful crystal knowledge.
Here is some info on our favorite crystals:
(Crystal text and images copyright Goldirocks)
Amethyst: The crystal of transformation, creates a violet bubble of protective and transformative light around your. Clears negative and addictive emotional patterns and energies. Helps you make choices to serve your highest good.
Clear Quartz: Holds the full spectrum of the rainbow within, amplifying the effects of other crystals. Creates a clear channel with the higher consiousness.
Smoky Quartz: Helps you connect with and feel at peace in your physical body. Connects you with the magical realms of earth, animal and stone.
Angel Aura Quartz: Clear quartz which has been fused with precious metals, making it look as though it has been dipped in a rainbow. Holds a sparkling, lighthearted energy. Connects you to your inner child and sense of play.
Cleansing and Charging:
To cleanse your stones, regularly lay them out overnight in the moonlight to cleanse and recharge. A few hours in sunlight will recharge them after a particularly potent healing session.
Hold your crystals in your left hand, close your eyes and take three deep grounding breaths. Visualize a stream of white-gold light rising from the core of the earth, moving through your body and into your crystal.
Speak: Now release all energies which are not of this time and place, and which no longer serve the highest good. You are cleansed and cleared in light and love.
Now place crystal in the sunlight or the moonlight for at least 4 hours. Take care to not charge them in any place to hot or intense, as it will fade their color.
Charging them under the full or new moon is especially potent!
So babes, find the crystals that call to you, charge them up and get ready to wear them in your hair, infusing your crown chakra with super crystal power.
Today’s DIY is as simple as this: Crystals, glue gun, and hair pins/ clips.
For this project I used an Amethyst point, Smokey Quartz point, an Angel Aura Quartz Point and a Clear Quartz point. I encourage you all to find the crystals that call to you, and learn a bit about their properties to deepen and enrich the experience of wearing jewels on your crown with the power of intention.
And most importantly, get creative!……..anything is possible when you have a glue gun.
Crystal Pins, DIY
Depending on the shape of the crystal you will want to use different pins, glued in different ways. Decide which clips go with which crystals. Consider where and how you want them to be worn, whether you want them to slide across the hair like a barrette, or be pinned directly down into a bun.
Lay out your pins and your crystals.
Plug in your Glue Gun and let it heat up.
Apply glue directly to the crystal, the length of the pin. Set the pin directly into the glue, holding it there firmly as the glue dries.
Add more glue around the pin if their are areas that need more reinforcement.
*Here is the thing to consider……..Because crystal points don’t have a porous surface in most cases, once the crystals are glued on, you will need to handle them gently so that they don’t slide out of the glue.
Encrust your braids with jewels any time you need a little power boost or pick me up. Remember that queens wear jewels in their crowns for a reason;)
For braid inspiration for your crystal pins, check out our Fierce Braids category.
xo, HTHG and Goldirocks