|What do you do with a bunch of safety pins?|
Why not make a pretty little bangle?
I knew I wanted to make one of these back a couple of years ago when I saw this beautiful bracelet at Thanksgiving Point Gardens gift shop (in Utah). I was floored to discover that something that was in a pricey gift shop was something that would be super easy to make!
- A bunch of medium-size safety pins (about 100-200)
- Beads...very small to medium
- Elastic thread or very low gauge elastic
|I used a packet of colored seed beads and some silver spaces in different sizes|
|Open up your safety pin and put the beads on it. You can do them all one color or each bead a different color; plan out your pattern|
|Make a bunch of beaded safety pins...you should do this along with threading them on the elastic so you know exactly how many to make of each color|
|Cut two generous pieces of elastic...don't cut them according to how big around your wrist is because it will get pretty hard to thread the pins on and tie off. Tie them together to start in a loose knot, leaving a good sized tail|
|Start threading them on, making sure to alternate tops and bottoms. I also like to put safety pins in between with the beads on the other side, so that way you can have two designs on either side.|
|Here's one side|
|...and here's the other side. Not too different, but a little.|
These are super easy to make...a little on the timely side though. But they are a great craft to do with kids! Even my two-year-old was helping me put beads on the pins. And I love the way they look and feel!