Ok, so how cool is this… surfing around I found this killer pattern for some beaded safety pin angels… now these are just awsome projects that are way easy to make and you can pretty much use any color combination of beads you have and they will still look awsome!
Safety Pin Angel
Combine everyone’s two favorite crafts… pony bead patterns and beaded safety pins for a winning angel project. Makes great ornaments or back pack decorations.
the supplies you will need
mid size safety pins
small safety pins
pony beads of different colors depending on the colors you want for your angels… irredescent beads and/or white beads work well
Metallic Pony Beads for the shiny trim… you can use another color if you want
30″ Metallic Cord
One 16mm Wooden Barrel Bead
the how to
Cut the cord to 30″. Stiffen the ends with white glue. Let it dry fairly well. Fold in half and tie a knot 1/2″ below the fold.
Choose your bead colors for the wings, whatever you like… get creative. Open six small safety pins and string on the beads. Four safety pins should have four beads each. Two safety pins should have three beads each. See diagram then Close the pins.
Choose your bead colors for the body. Open five mid size safety pins and string on the beads. Two safety pins should have four beads each. Two safety pins should have five beads each. One safety pin should have six beads. Close the pins when done beading.
String three metallic pony beads on one end. String the other cord end through the same three beads in the opposite direction. String one barrel bead on one cord (it makes that head section so a peach color would be best).
String the other cord end through the same bead in the opposite direction. String one metallic pony bead on one end. String the other cord end through the same bead in the opposite direction. Tighten cord by pullind the ends gently.
String the safety pins in the order shown on one cord. String that cord through the metallic neck bead again forming a loop that holds the safety pins. String that cord down through the first safety pin of the wing. Pull it through the opening on the pin head. String on a metallic bead, then through the next wing safety pin head. String on a metallic bead, then through the third wing safety pin. String on a metallic bead, then through the last two beads on the first safety pin of the body. String on a metallic bead then through the head of the first body pin. String on two metallic beads, then through the next body safety pin head. String on two metallic beads, then through the third body safety pin head…. k… you are almost done here
String the other cord through the last safety pin on the wing then through the head. Continue adding gold beads and stringing through the heads as with the first cord. Tie off under middle safety pin. Add a dab of glue on the knot. Let dry and trim it off.