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How do you decorate your dreads? Beads, cords, etc?

Alex Greijn
@alex-greijn
5 years ago
8 posts

Currently I've got a few beads I made in my dreads, and I'm also very proud of the two actual dreads I made. I learned to felt not too long ago, so I got some colored wool and made my self a couple of felted dreads. I made sure I left a hole in the top of it so I could wrap it around an existing dreads.

If you wrap your dreads, like with cord, thread, yarn, etc, what do you use?

I had some fabric scraps wrapped around mine for a while, and they started to dread into my hair. Which was fine but boy did they smell, so I removed them.


updated by @alex-greijn: 02/14/15 08:34:07AM
Alex Greijn
@alex-greijn
5 years ago
8 posts

Here's an image of my favorite wool dread and my favorite bead. :]

Torie Shea
@torie-shea
5 years ago
52 posts
Howd you attach the wool? I like that with the beads too. Very artsy looking!
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
5 years ago
27,417 posts

i hope u didnt felyt the wool onto your dread!

in the past

feathers beads (glass stone metal wood and even tibetan bone skull beads) bells (yes i had musical dreads that jinged as i went along)

rings

cristmass ornaments (only for holidays)

wraps ..hemp and empriodery thread

i used to do silver crystal wrapping so i had a few wrapped in here and there

snakes (yea living snakes)

i know a guy who has a mouse that lives in his dreads

now

just a couple beads

1 glass snake coil

3 or 4 of the beads exalthim was givin away




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Alex Greijn
@alex-greijn
5 years ago
8 posts

No, I didn't dread it into my hair.

When I made the wool dread I left a loop at the top of the dread, so it almost looked like a needle. and then I threaded my hair through it, twisted the wool loop, then threaded my hair through once or twice more.

Silver wrapping? Like wrapping paper almost? COOL! And living animals? xD what on earth!? makes sense that they would want to live in there though. Thanks amazing. haha.

I'm looking for some sort of cord to wrap around my dreads. Anything you guys would recommend? Or would just about anything work?

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
5 years ago
27,417 posts

no silver wire wraps omn crystals




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Creator and head dreadhead at:
Dreadlocks Site
Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
Torie Shea
@torie-shea
5 years ago
52 posts
Wire wrapping is a fun hobby.
Jesse Parker
@jesse-parker
5 years ago
57 posts

A mouse that lives in his dreads..o.O

SkylinedCascade
@skylinedcascade
5 years ago
1 posts

I've got 2 wooden beads in right now, I have a load of glass, plastic and metal beads that I save for nights out lol. I don't tend to wrap any of my dreads with pieces of material for no longer than a day. Although it looks pretty I think my 2nd set of dreads are too young for it, for any long period if time, But when I do I just use these 2 pieces of brown ribbon when I do give them a quick wrap up. Almost forgot but I got some old plastic heart shaped earrings that I use to dangle from the ends of my dreads, as well as a shell and a small bell. It's well cute :D

Edit: I don't sew any materials into my dreads though :)

Canon P
@canon-p
5 years ago
52 posts

...i wish i was that mouse...

soaring eagle said:

i hope u didnt felyt the wool onto your dread!

in the past

feathers beads (glass stone metal wood and even tibetan bone skull beads) bells (yes i had musical dreads that jinged as i went along)

rings

cristmass ornaments (only for holidays)

wraps ..hemp and empriodery thread

i used to do silver crystal wrapping so i had a few wrapped in here and there

snakes (yea living snakes)

i know a guy who has a mouse that lives in his dreads

now

just a couple beads

1 glass snake coil

3 or 4 of the beads exalthim was givin away

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