Making a Safety Pin Angel
These little angels are perfect to wear at Christmastime or to add to packages or ornaments on the tree. This is a guide about making a safety pin angel
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This pin is a recycle pattern with a Christmas theme. It is a tiny angel lapel pin using gold safety pins, pearls, and beads. It is appropriate for casual wear or for dressy occasions to Christmas parties.
- gold or silver safety pins
- pearls and gold or silver beads
- beading wire - 32 gauge
- pin back
- hot glue gun and glue
- Start by threading 5 pearls (2 1/2 mm) onto each safety pin. Use the photos as a guide as you work.
- Cut one piece of beading wire 6 or 7 inches long and string the head ends of the pins on this wire adding a 5mm pearl between each safety pin.
- Then take the wire on each side, and thread it back through to the center pin.
- Snug the pins up on the wire; then twist the wire at the back and clip.
- Cut another piece of wire about 12 inches long and thread all 6 of the backs of the safety pins onto the wire.
- Center them on the wire, and then add the 7mm pearl (bodice) by threading the ends of the wire through the bead from opposite sides.
- Next, thread 7 gold or silver beads onto each end of the wire and thread the wire back through the 7mm pearl. Pull up until the wings form.
- Continue with the same wire and thread both ends up through the 8mm pearl (head).
- Thread 6 gold or silver beads for the halo on one end of the wire; then thread them on the other wire in the opposite direction.
- Snug everything down until it is fairly tight with the head resting on the bodice and the halo standing on edge on the top of the head.
- Run the ends of the wire down through the 8mm bead, then twist them together, and clip them.
- Turn pin over and hot glue the pin back in position. See last picture for placement.
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By guest (Guest Post)
December 30, 20080 found this helpful
This is lovely and I think I will try to make this. Thanks for sharing it.
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October 14, 20099 found this helpful
This is a safety pin doll my wife used to make and sell at craft shows. It is constructed with gold safety pins and acrylic beads.
By Carl from Brodheadsville, PA
Editor's Note: Carl sent this in via email to share with our members and he has no instructions. He just wanted to share his late wife's creativity.
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September 20, 20100 found this helpful
She is adorable!
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