Art Project: Safety Pin Bracelet

 

August 12, 2016 · Todays Family ·

Art Project: Safety Pin Bracelet

This bracelet looks like it was purchased from a specialty shop! On the contrary, friends, you can make this beauty with nothing but a few bits that you likely have lying around your house. If not, you can purchase them from the dollar store! It’s a perfect activity for your school-aged kids, or even for you when you’re looking for either a crafty way to spend an hour or for an affordable gift. These make great hostess presents!

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To make the Safety Pin Bracelet you will need:

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  • 1 pack of safety pins – we used brass ones because they end up looking less like safety pins and more like fancy embellishment when you’re done. The amount of safety pins you’ll need depends on how big you’re making your bracelet. We used approximately 40 for ours.
  • Seed beads – use as many colours and styles as you like!
  • Jewelry elastic – make sure it’s sturdy
  • Scissors

So, let’s get started!

Step One:

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Begin by opening a safety pin. Take a few seed beads of your choice and thread them onto the open end of the safety pin. Once you’ve filled it, close the safety pin’s clasp.

Step Two:

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Now, keep going! Change up the order of the beads – be random! The bracelet looks better when the beads aren’t in any particular order.

Step Three:

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Once you have a handful of beaded safety pins, now you can begin threading them onto the bracelet. Measure 2 lengths of elastic that are long enough to go around your wrist – or the wrist of the wearer – with about 6 cms extra, just in case. Tie both ends of the safety pin onto the pieces of elastic. We’ll show you.

Step Four:

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Now, thread on your safety pins one by one, making sure that they are all facing the same way. We used a few bigger beads on ours– this was tricky. You have to make sure that they line up and the safety pins fit together. For the most part, we stuck to a pattern with where the bigger beads were to make sure this happened. Big bead at the top, in the middle, at the bottom, at the top etc. However, if your beads are all the same width, you won’t have this problem.

Step Five:

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Once your bracelet is long enough, take the ends of the elastic and tie them onto the first safety pin. Then, you’re done! Try it on, or wrap it up to give to a friend, or your mom, or whomever you want! Then, make more because this art project is addicting.

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Are you going to make a safety pin bracelet? We’d love to see how they turn out! Take a picture and tag us on Social Media!

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