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Making a Beaded Clothespin Spring Necklace

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Save the springs from clothespins used in other craft projects to make this unique necklace. This is a guide about making a beaded clothespin spring necklace.


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January 19, 2016

If you are using wooden pegs in your craft projects, don't throw the springs away because with beads threaded on them they can be used for jewelry making.


  • 3 wooden pegs
  • 15 large holed beads
  • fine cord


  1. Remove the springs from the pegs by twisting them.
  2. Don't throw the wooden parts away, they can be used for other crafts.
  3. Pull the ends of the springs apart.
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  5. Add five beads to each, or more, or less if your beads are smaller or larger.
  6. Thread the springs onto the cord.
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  8. If the cord is long enough you can simply knot it, otherwise, tie a fastener to each end.
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January 25, 20160 found this helpful

Smart upcylcing!

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January 25, 20160 found this helpful

Why are you calling the wooden parts pegs? They are clothes pins used for hanging laundry outside!

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January 25, 20160 found this helpful

Clothespins are also called clothes-pegs in the UK. Here is a Wikipedia link:  /wiki/Clothespin

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January 26, 20160 found this helpful

because I live in the UK and we call them clothes pegs

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February 10, 20160 found this helpful

In the US, a pin is most often thought to be a safety pin, a straight pin or maybe a cylindrical metal pin often used in machinery. Also in the US, pegs are more often thought of as being a heavy, short wooden dowel such as those attached to a hat rack. Pegs can also be made of metal or plastic such as those used to hang objects from a peg board.

In the US, the manufacturers of clothes pins refer to the wooden parts as neither pins nor pegs, but 'clips'. So, at least in the US, the wooden parts are CLIPS.

I live in the US and have heard the term 'clothes pins' all my life. However, I love the older, often more 'colourful' British/English terms and have no trouble with the term 'clothes pegs'.

So, now that we know they are 'clips', we should also know they are equally suitable for hanging clothes indoors as well as out.

Thanks, ShirleyE

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February 29, 20160 found this helpful

I like "clips" better than pegs or pins. but try saying "clothes clips" it's a bit of a tongue twister. Maybe "laundry clips" instead

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