I wanted to give a shout out for my good friend Kelly Jackson from IHAN who is hosting a Blog Hop Party! I do not have an embroidery machine, but I know many of you do, so won't you join the fun!! There are lots of cool hints to glean.
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!
Welcome!! Today The Quilting Gallery is beating the Winter Blues. SO are you ready to visit all the blogs that are giving away some fun goodies??
Today I am giving away a copy of Material Obsession 2!
Traditional quilts with a modern flair. Here is a little snapshot of what's in store.
If you are new to my blog, I am very happy to meet you. If you are an old friend, it's so good that you have come by to visit. If you would like this amazing quilt book to go home with you, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me where you are from. I
love meeting friends from all over the world, and it's so exciting to see where
my readers are writing from. Giveaway will be open until St. Patrick's Day at which time I will close the comments. Winner will be
contacted by email, so please BE SURE that you have a way to be
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Thanks Quilting Gallery for hosting the Blog Hop party! And thank you for stopping by! I hope you will come back soon.
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