This time I’ve got some exciting styling tips for you and your dreadlocks. I’ve been making some spiral locks and I couldn’t but share this news and a tutorial on “How to wear a spiral lock” with you.
So it’s still lock down right? Don’t know about you but I still didn’t get a chance to get bored. Why? Because of my hands not wanting to stop making. Which is not a bad thing right? So this time I’ve been making some spiral locks! Yes spiral locks are this beautiful long colourful strips that can bend around your dreads and stay where you put them.
A spiral lock can be used as an alternative to elastic bands that sometimes can be harmful to the dreads if they are holding them too tight. The spiral lock can gently hold your dreads up with out suffocating them or giving them too much pressure.
And the best part is that you can wear a spiral lock in so many ways. I made a little video for you here to check it out.
How to wear a Spiral Lock Tutorial:
Spiral Lock Uses:
Pony tale holder/maker (I don’t even know if you can call it like this lol)
To decorate the area around your dread bun
Wear it as a bracelet
Wear it as a necklace
Yaaaas! So, I hope you liked it and found all the spiral lock functionalities useful! Because it is a super handy item to have! I wear mine every day and I love it! If you’d like to purchase the spiral locks press down here 👇
Making a terrarium is really easy! Terrariums are miniature eco-systems that you can make on your own using a few simple items to get started.
So, I created a little tutorial to show you how I decorated a medium sized molten glass bowl and made it into a terrarium. The Tutorial is great for beginners who have never made a terrarium before.
Just to get it from the start though, when i was in Bali in March, I found this beautiful molten glass bowls. The bowls can be used of course in many different ways, but I found that there is nothing better that giving it some life by creating a terrarium in it.
So here is how an empty glass bowl looks. The glass has been blown over the tree chunk and created this beautiful piece of decorative art.
Now it’s time to make it pretty and give it some character 🧚♀️
Check bellow what materials you’ll need for it
Materials to make a terrarium:
Container: Molten Glass Bowl
Plants of choice
Spray Bottle of Water
The process – How To and why:
Container: Molten Glass Bowl
You can use a Glass Bowl of your liking, just make sure there is enough space for your plant or all your plants to live in there and not touch the glass
Plants of choice:
There is many plants that would work in a terrarium. Usually you can find them at your local garden centre or even order them online. When selecting your plants make sure you know what conditions they need to thrive. And if you are adding more than one, make sure they survive on a similar environment.
Succulents and cactuses are really good for it, or even moss. I’ve used a succulent in mine that I know is easy to survive and it’s pretty to look at. You can find more plants to buy on shops like the Plant Parcel
The right soil should be used for the right plants. In mine I used cactus / succulent soil since I’ve been planting a succulent in my glass bowl. Cactus soil comes in cubes and it expands when we add water. Then I mixed it with Perlite (the white stuff in soil that looks like styrofoam) Usually it comes together with the cactus soil. Helps keeping the soil aired.
The active charcoal acts as a drainage for your glass bowl since there is no holes like in a pot. The active charcoal should go over the pebbles, a 1/2 inches layer is enough. That should help to keep any of the excess water away from the pebbles. Find it here
Then add a layer of moss over it. That should keep the soil up and not let it fall into the pebbles.
You can add anything you’d like to add the extra decorations to it. For example a fairy and her house, or extra pebbles around the plants. Let your imagination go wild.
Add water to your spray bottle and water your plants when they feel dry
How to create a terrarium in a molten glass bowl
Watch this video tutorial I made showing you how the terrarium is been done. This will help you to get an idea on what you can do, but of course feel free to be creative and put your own personal touch!
I hope you enjoyed reading / watching this tutorial and you find it useful. The melted glass bowls are great for presents or for your own home decor. You can find them on 4 different sizes on my shop
Check out this beautiful hanging melted glass which can be used for air plants or to grow leafs at their first stage of root growing before replanting them.
I’m here for another tutorial to show you How To Make a Half Dreadlock Bun for your dreads. This time I made a video because a lot of you have been asking on social media how I did this Half Dreadlock Bun, so here you go!
Follow the steps and it should be easy enough!
Watch the video to see how I did it:
Below you can read what happens in the video, follow the steps and it should be quite easy:
1. Let your dreadlocks loose
Your dreads need to be free so that you can choose which dreads you’d like to put in the bun.
2. Grab the dreads from the top part of your head
This is the first part you will be using to create a base for your bun
3. Tie them with an elastic band in a ponytail
Use an elastic band to tie your dreadlocks nice and tide in half a ponytail.
4. Wrap the ponytail dreads around the base of the ponytail
This will be the first part where the base is created and it will help you give volume to your bun.
5. Grab an extra layer of dreads
This is the last part of dreadlocks you will be using.
6. Cross them over the bun
7. Tie them at the back
Tie your dreadlocks in a simple knot at the back of your bun. This should keep your dreads quite steady. Your bun wont be moving from here unless you really try
8. Tuck the loose dreads in the bun
Gently tuck the loose dreads in the bun or you can also let some out for extra decoration. You can be creative here and play with the final look.
And here is another example of how my bun looked.
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