easy to make pony bead bracelet

August 5th, 2007

Safety Pin easy make beaded Bracelet
so this is one of the easiest projects you can ever make, it uses pony beads and only about 30 of em so the beading goes very fast.

16 mid sizeSafety Pins
32 Pony Beads
20″ 1 mm Elastic
Glue

the how to

Cut elastic into 10″ lengths. Tie a pony bead onto each cord to keep pins from falling off. Begin by stringing a closed safety pin onto both cords, one cord through the head and one cord through the loop at the end. String a pony bead on each string. String another safety pin alternating the way the head faces. This will keep the bracelet from getting too big on one side. String another pony bead on each string.

Continue stringing on safety pins and beads, until it is big enough to go around your wrist. pretty much how many you use and need to string depends on how large you want it… also, you can do this with smaller beads and more pins.

Untie the beginning beads, loop around bring ends together to form the bracelet. Tie off with a very tight double knot. put a bit of white glue on the knot. Let dry the glue and Trim ends.

beaded safety pin Easter angels

August 5th, 2007

safety pin angel projectOk, 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
White Glue
30″ Metallic Cord
One 16mm Wooden Barrel Bead safetypin angel

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.

beaded bracelet

August 4th, 2007

here is a very easy beaded bracelet that takes very little time to make using plastic beads and some safety pins you can get creative and use whatever colors you have available… just be carefull with the safety pins!

If you like this color combo, here are the beading instructions

Open up a safety pin and string on one gold bead, one light blue e-bead, one gold bead, and one more light blue e-bead.   Close the pin and use a needle nose pliers to crimp the head to keep it closed permanently. Make a total of 25 pins with the light blue beads and 25 pins with the dark blue beads.

after thats all done…

Cut  a 2′ piece of beading elastic. Fold in half. String the first pin by threading one end of the elastic through the coil of the pin and the other end through the head of the pin. String the next pin with the head pointing in the other direction. Continue stringing, alternating the direction of the pins. Sting four of one color, then four of the other color.

String all 50 pins — actual number may very due to wrist size. Slide pins away from the fold of the elastic. Cut the elastic at the fol. Bring pins together to form into a loop. Tie off ends.

remember that the bead colors can be changed to fit your moods

Trim.

flags of the world bead patterns

August 4th, 2007

here are some great safety pin bead patterens for many different flags from across the globe. The Beads used may be seed beads or a bit bigger depending on the size of the safety pins used.

i love mom safety pin beads

August 3rd, 2007


Open up four 3/4″ pins. Slide on one 4mm gold bead, one e-bead, one 4mm gold bead, one e-bead and one 4mm gold bead on to each safety pin. Close the pins. Open up a 1-1/2″ coiless pins and slide on one of your 3/4″ pins through its coil at the end. Slide on your third alphabet bead (such as the V in LUV). Slide on another 3/4″ pin then your second alphabet bead, another coiless, the first alphabet bead and the final coiless. Close pin.

More safety pin flag designs

August 3rd, 2007


Each row hanging down is a size 2 pin with “E” beads strung on it. Open these pins and string beads following the pattern chosen. Keep in mind that you are stringing the beads upside-down so you will start at the top with of each row and work down. Then turn the pin upside-down. Use pliers to squeeze the pin head closed permanently.

Note: Glass beads are are irregular in size. You will not be able to use the larger “E” beads in your package. It may look like the pins will not close but as long as the tip shows, you can usually just press the point into the pin head opening. The pin will bend out slightly to fit the beads snuggly into place.

Open up the coiless pin. You will need to bend it open to at least a 60 degree angle to get the beads on. Beginning with the beaded pin to the far right, thread the coil of that beaded pin onto the coiless pin, around the bend and over to the head of the pin.  Slide on a 4mm bead. Then the next beaded pin, followed by another 4mm bead. Continue until you have threaded on all pins and finished off with a final 4mm bead. These beads help hold the pins in place and keep them from sliding around the coiless pin.

American Flag safety pin pattern

August 3rd, 2007

Each row is a size 4 pin with pony beads strung on it. Open pins and string beads following the picture above provided. Start at the top with column 1 and work down. You will have 6 beaded pins.

Open up a coiless pin. You’ll need to open the pin out to a wide angle to get the beads around the loop. Beginning with the beaded pin on the far right, thread base loop of the beaded pin onto the coiless pin, push around loop to the other side of the pin. String on a white pony bead then the 2nd pin from the right followed by an “1″ number bead. Continue until you have threaded on 6 pins and 5 letter beads, following pattern above from right to left. Close coiless pin.