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Safety Pin Bracelet

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 3/4 " safety pins
  • Elastic beading cord
  • Seed beads
  • White craft glue
  • Toothpick


  • Put some glue on a paper plate, about the size of a quarter.
  • Open a safety pin and thread as many seed beads on as you can, leaving enough room to close the pin. Dip toothpick into the glue and use it to add a dot of glue to the end of the pin, then fasten. Continue this process until you have enough pins for your bracelet.
  • Cut two pieces of elastic beading cord, about 12" long each. Line them up evenly and loosely tie together at the end. This is just temporary so that your pins don't fall off the other end as you thread them on.
  • Thread one of the cords through the head of a pin, then the other cord through the bottom of the pin. To ad the second pin, reverse it, so that your pins alternate, top, bottom, top, bottom. Be sure that the beads are all on the same side as you work or you'll end up taking a bunch of pins off and starting over (trust me on this ha ha!).
  • When you have enough pins to create your bracelet, remove the knot from the tied end. Bring the bracelet together to create a circle. Tie the top cords together and the bottom cords together. Trim all but about two inches off the cords. Tuck remaining cord into the underside of the pins and add a little bit of glue. Let dry.