Did you ever make beaded American flags out of safety pins? I did when I was little and then again with the kids right after 9/11. Here's a fun little spin off on beaded safety pins. The girls and I have been wanting a watch (one of the joy's of teenager daughters....sharing), one that was whimsical, fun and different from everyone else's. Here's what we came up with.
A beaded safety pin watch.
- small safety pins
- seed beads
- stretchy jewelry floss
- a watch face
- needle nose pliers
I found all of these at our local craft store.
I cut two 10" pieces of floss, folded them in have and tied them to each side of the watch.
Next, I loaded beads onto the safety pins and then slightly pushed the large end of the safety pin together with needle nose pliers. This creates a small hole in the top end.
Next, I slipped the safety pins onto the floss. I would thread "every other" pin through the small hole I created with the pliers. Doing this will give the piece more stability and will make it look fluffy. I tried it only going through the middle and it ended up looking more like something you'd make at camp! Not what we were going for :)
Last.... when both sides are finished tie them together in a sturdy knot.
FUN, FUNKY AND DEFINITELY DIFFERENT!