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.
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.)
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.
Arrange as in photo 4 and assemble your pin using the photos as your guide. Wear with pride!
Using the photos as a guide, spread the loop on the large gold pin and set aside.
By Harlean from Hot Springs, Arkansas
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I have made all sorts of cute things with this same type of pattern. Candy corn, ghost, santa head, & more by using counted cross stitch patterns. Just use a bead instead of thread in the pattern.
Thanks for the tip on spreading the end for room to add pins. The light bulb came on for me. Thank you again -
Thank you so very much for these instructions and great pictures...I have been trying to figure out how to put the smaller pins on for quite a while!
Wonderful photos complete this! Thanks for your post. I remember doing this kind of craft in grade school, oh so long ago...
A nice way to show you are Patriotic. You gave much
thouht of your detail work. I must try it now, thanks.
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