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DIY Hama Bead Earphones

diy hama bead earphones

I remember a time when it was really cool to have earphones with white wire. Only those who had bought an iPod had these white wires hanging down outside their jacket. Nowadays everyone has white wires it seems. So if you wanna stand out, why not make your own DIY Hama bead earphones. Not only does it look nice, you also avoid wire mess.

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Pick out your favorite Hama beads and use a pointy scalpel to slit them. Use your thumbnails and drag the bead downwards. Then bend the bead open and slip it around the wire. This can be a nice accessory to your outfit on your national day – use the colors of your flag. In my case I would use red, white and blue beads on the 17th of May, which is Norway’s National Day.

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Many thanks to Helena for this Hama bead idea. Check out her blog Craft & Creativity – filled with inspiration and DIYs.

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  1. What a creative idea! I am quite hard on my iPod headphones, so other than the risk of having to re-bead them every couple of months… I would be totally on board. 🙂 This could also be a cute gift for someone in their favorite colors.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Allison! Yes, this would definitely be a nice gift 🙂 As for re-beading, it beats starting all over 😉

  2. Love the colors! Your photos are wonderful and inspiring as always. Thank you for linking and have a great day! 🙂

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thank you so much! I’m excited to see what you’ll make next 😉 Have a nice (crafty) day!

  3. Tinari Tinari

    What bead size do you use? mini or midi? I would like to make this craft ^^ thank you.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Tinari, I’ve used Midi 🙂

  4. Great! What a creative idea… congrat

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Eliswebs – you’ve got quite creative crafts yourself over at your blog – nice work!

  5. Abby Abby

    I am obsessed with you website! been trying to figure out how to do this. thanks for sharing! cant wait to see everything else you post

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thank you Abby! So glad you like it 🙂

  6. Abby Switzer Abby Switzer

    I am obsessed with your website!! 🙂

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks again!

  7. Hei!

    Hvordan er det med deg?

    Jeg fant din blog og lurte paa om du ville vaere av interesse for deg aa proeve ut vaart nye produkt som er en forbedring av Hama sine Perler som maa klippes aapen foer de kan tres paa en hodetelefon ledning. Du kan en titt paa vaar Facebook side “MyBeads” eller paa vaart nettsted – Jeg kan godt sende deg noen vareproever hvis det er av interesse.


    (utflyttet Haugesunder)

    • Erlend Erlend

      Hei Thomas 🙂 for slike henvendelser, send meg gjerne en mail: erlend AT morningcreativity DOT com

  8. Ella Ella

    I have just finished hama beading my earphones with glow in the dark beads, and they look awesome! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 🙂 Have a brilliant day!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Wow, glowing beads, I should have thought of that! 😀 You have a brilliant day too Ella!

  9. Foxy the Nightmare Foxy the Nightmare

    Awesome I’m going to try this it was very helpful

  10. hannah hannah

    Just wondering,
    are Hama beads the same as perler beads?

    • Erlend Erlend

      Yes Hannah! Hama is an other manufacturer of these beads

      • hannah hannah

        Thanks! 🙂

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