Funny. I keep seeing tuts for thee barrettes that are all similar to this. It's not how I used to make them, however. Mine had a double row across the top (not criss-crossed), which I like better. I wish I could remember how to do it that way, or find a tut that does.
Good luck with the mini clips. I tried doing it the way of the old style (link), and couldn't get it the way I wanted.