Making Safety Pin Jewelry

You can easily make cute jewelry from safety pins. This is a guide about making safety pin jewelry.

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This is an easy, quick, useful, and nearly free project for you to make. With a few safety pins and beads, you can create a one of a kind piece of jewelry for yourself or a friend. No special skills required.
**This would be a fun tween slumber party project.:)

bracelet on wrist

Approximate Time: Under 30 minutes

Yield: 1

Supplies:

  • 14 3/4" long safety pins
  • 42 size "e" glass beads
  • 14 5 millimeter triangle glass beads
  • jump ring
  • clasp
  • jewelry needle nose pliers
Safety Pin Bracelet

Steps:

This bracelet was made for an average woman's 6 1/2" wrist. I like my bracelets loose, and this one dangles about 1". You can easily make this smaller or larger by adding less or more safety pins.

  1. Open your first pin and place your first three beads like so, close your pin.
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  3. Open your second pin and insert it into your beaded pin here.
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  5. Place your beads as before, close. The next pin and each thereafter will be inserted into the "top" hole of the safety pin.
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  7. Continue in this manner until you have all 14 pins connected and beaded.
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  9. Now take your jump ring and pass it through a pin on one end.
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  11. Pass it through your clasp as well.
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  13. Close your jump ring securely, you are now able to fasten your bracelet.
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  15. You will simply attach your clasp to the pin on the other end of your bracelet, simple as that!
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  17. As you can see, I also made a version with a tiny pearl first, and then 2 small beads stacked on top. The possibilities are endless.
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  19. I love bracelets, so will be making all different colors. What inexpensive and fun gifts these will make too! Have fun:)
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A safety pin with beads in a flag pattern.A safety pin with beads in a flag pattern.

List of Supplies:

  • safety pins: 1 gold pin size #1 (measures 1 inch) and 10 gold pins size #00
  • beads: glass beads in red, white, and blue - Size 10MM

Directions

  1. Using the photos as a guide, spread the loop on the large gold pin and set aside.
  2. You will need a needle nose pliers and something to spread the loop end of your large safety pin. I find that a metal fingernail file works well for this, or perhaps a small letter holder.
  3. Using a nail file to open turned part of large pin. Spread area on large pin.

  4. Prepare the small pins with the appropriate color glass beads. Each pin holds 7 beads. (Note: Beads may vary slightly in size, so you may have to change a bead or two so they will fit.)
  5. Six of the pins will have red and white alternately. The remaining four will start with 3 blue followed by four white and red alternately.
  6. Individual pins to comprise flag.

  7. Arrange as in photo 4 and assemble your pin using the photos as your guide. Wear with pride!
Flag pins laid out. Adding flag pins. Finished dangling pins added to large one.

By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR

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Does anyone have the instuctions for making a bracelet out of safteypins and beads?

By Barb

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I would like to know how to make a safety pin bracelet.

By Johnye

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