Monday, November 17, 2008

Layered Corkscrew Net



Good Monday afternoon! I hope you all had a fun or restful weekend. I've been playing around with the layered corkscrew from our Halloween hair and thought I'd share something that worked. This is sorta a cross between the layered corkscrew and the traditional net. The main difference is that there is no elastic in this hair except for in the back pony. Each corkscrew gets divided up when it nets and then a new corkscrew begins. You could do this all around the head if you have time (or if you don't happen to have two other very young siblings needing mommy).

Start off with the same parts from the layered corkscrew--4 in front and 5 just behind those. The rest of the hair behind those sections will be pulled back into a pony for now.
Then start your corkscrew at the far right or left (up front). Twist until you can see that the corkscrew can be divided and pinned down to start with a new corkscrew with a new set of hair (new part of the "net").

As you see, since I'm not using elastics like you would with a traditional net, I have bobby pins all over holding hair down in preparation for the next grouping.
Then as you finish two sections that are ready to start the next corkscrew, just undo the bobby pins, add the hair and start a new corkscrew. This could be far more elaborate than I did here.
Then as I finished the longer corkscrews I just pinned them to the back so that I could pony them when they were all finished. Keeping the corkscrews tight is important, so if you notice one unraveling when you are about to start a new section, just spruce it up a bit before beginning each time.
M'k. Now that the 5 finishing corkscrews are finished, pony it using an elastic on top of the other pony elastic.
Really, you're on your own from here. You can messy bun it, or braid it or do a large corkscrew or snakes/worms, etc. I went on to do a bunch of twists.


And then I bobby pinned them all up into a twisty bun in the back.


THE END.


P.S. WHY is this dumb photobucket message following me around. I don't think I even use photobucket. Do I? I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the cutestblogontheblock background because it only shows up when my background doesn't work. Grrrr! Email me at teachertools at gmail dot com if you know how to fix it! Thanks in advance!

14 comments:

brit said...

super cute!

Joann said...

Yowza! I love it! I liked tha layered twists, but I have to say, I think I like this one better. Does that offend you? LOL. I might have to give it try, pending my 3-year-old sits still enough for me to give it go. Thanks, lady!

bfs said...

Really cute! And if I knew about the photo bucket deal, I'd answer you! I wondered why it was showing up on the blog? But, hey! I can't even figure out how to link a site!

Momma Miller said...

Thank you, Brit!

Momma Miller said...

Joann, LOL! You're so funny. Nope, no offense. The layered corkscrew/twists is easier to do, but I like how this one looks, too! It took some time to figure out, but now I know it will be easier to do in the future. I had to stop and bobbypin everything up two times to handle young children things. I think this one would look really cool all around the head. I'm just not sure I'll have the time for that in the next few months.

Momma Miller said...

Thank you, bfs! That photobucket message is annoying. I think it has to do with the background which I will remove just as soon as I can figure out how to create my own layout. I've been talking about what I wanted to do forever. But with all of my jobs, I'm just not sure when it'll happen.

Are you really having trouble with linking? If so, I'd love to help.

Girly Do's said...

Cute. I like that.

Girly Do's said...

Oh and for a background that won't have problems like you get form photobucket go check out Lee Lou's Free blog layouts. http://leeloublogs.blogspot.com/

Tammy M said...

Thanks for entering my giveaway! I like your blog too! I can always use great hair tips!

Momma Miller said...

THANK YOU, Jenn! I love the "Joanne" background, but now I'm wondering if I can change around the colors and layout (like having the sidebar on the right instead of the left). Oh decisions, decisions. Thanks again!

Laura said...

WOW!!! That looks like a lot of work and very impressive.

What do you do to get your daughter to sit still for so long? Any ideas?

Girly Do's said...

You can switch almost everything back to being the same way like your side bar on whichever side you want it on. If you need help... You know where to reach me ((wink wink).

MOMMY-MOMO said...

wow very cute!

JuliaVP said...

that's darling! I'm trying to figure out if I could do it or not... I think it would be hard to keep the twists tight and have them not fall out when you join them. I really like this style!