Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Beaded Pins

After I shared my attempt at a new hobby, using beads for jewelry from a previous project, a couple of people asked if I had a tutorial on making the Beaded Pins.  I had not, as it was just something that I did on my own.  It may not be the rightest way to make the pins, but I can show you what I did.

When I started making the beaded pins, I searched for the longest pins I could find.  This proved to be quite a task.  I started out with a #20 size pin, but found it was not quite long enough.

So I kept looking and finally found these Extra long Satin Pins which are #21.

I bought a variety of beads from JoAnn's and also from WalMart.  Walmart carries $1 bags of assorted beads, which fit the bill just fine.


Now the fun part.  I use 527 glue, but I think you can use any good glue that will keep a good hold (not a school type glue).
Dip the head of the pin into the glue, either right from the glue bottle, or pour out a little on wax paper and dredge the pin head into the glue.

Then layer the beads in any order that you like.


(if you need more glue, I take a toothpick, dip in the glue and spread a little more on the area of the pin where the beads will reside)
Allow to dry by laying the pin on it's side.

You can make any number of combinations to make pretty beaded pins.

 This was a very fun project to make, and is wide open to your own creative ideas.

Have a great day of creativity. Whether it's quilting or crafting!



13 comments:

Cindy said...

Thank you so much, Jocelyn. I'd forgotten how much I admired this craft.

Heather said...

so easy but very pretty. I imagine making these could be quite addictive

Keri On said...

Very pretty!

sew.darn.quilt said...

These are so pretty, they'd make a lovely add on to a swap or giveaway:)
Thank you!

Jean(ie) said...

LOVE, LOVE,LOVE those pretty pins! I have tons of Preciosa beads... Just need the metallic accents. I feel a trip to Shipwreck Beads coming on! LOL!

Hilachas said...

Awesome! Can't wait to get myself organized and try that. Thanks for sharing.

Kindred Quilts said...

Very cute pins! Another future "to do" project!!!

Linda said...

I've always wondered how these were made-- thanks!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I have some beads and the glue, now to get some pins. Thanks for the tutorial. I was just guessing on what to do.

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

Your pins are adorable...got to make me some!

Terry said...

What a great idea! I really must make some of these! :0)

Barb and Sharon said...

What a great gift for a quilter or sewing friend.
Barb@Witsend

Ivory Spring said...

These are awesome, Jocelyn. I can see using them as counting pins for my cross-stitch projects.