Make a Funky Safety Pin Bracelet

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Introduction: Make a Funky Safety Pin Bracelet

About: I love to knit, sew, work with clay and do just about any craft. I love craft instructables and contests: voting, and entering! I have a cat who often pops up in my instructables.

This safety pin bracelet is cool, easy to make, and gets rid of that big box of safety pins in your closet! All you need is 80 safety pins,(the bigger the better!) elastic cord, and seed or E beads in colors of your choice. Depending on the wrist size, you might use more or less safety pins. You can create different styles with different size safety pins, colored pins, and pins with multicolor beads.

Step 1: Putting Beads on Your Pins

Get a safety pin and open it up. String beads onto the open pin, and then close it up. Do this with exactly half of your safety pins, leaving the other half empty.

Step 2: Sringing the Pins

Cut two 12-inch pieces of elastic. Tie one string onto one end of the first beaded safety pin, leaving a tail for later.(like in the picture) Tie the other string onto the other end of the pin. String an empty safety pin flipped onto the two strings. Look at the pictures below for help. Keep stringing the safety pins in the beaded then flipped empty pattern with all of the pins.

Step 3: Finishing Up

Tie the first upper string end to the other upper string end, and repeat with the bottom string ends. And you have a funky, safety pin bracelet! Thank you so much for reading my instructable. I hope you have as much fun as I do making these bracelets! Don't forget to vote!

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    Aren't you suppose to crimpy the safety pins so that they don't open up and spill all over the floor,.But these are cool,they make it look so easy,but they are pretty!!

    You tye the strings across from each other together to finish the bracelet. Does that help?

    Eh. Not really. But I finished it. As a whole, it came out nice. But specifically, the paint on the beads started to chip off...a lot. I didn't have the plasticy elastic so I used the like white threaded kind. Not as polished as it would be I'm assuming. Not to mention it snapped and I had to restring. Also, I couldn't get a tight close on the ends so now there's this odd gap in the back showing string. =/ Eh, spent WAY too much time on it already. I don't think I'm as crafty as I'd like to be. haha. Second project attempt. First failed and this one didn't come out all too great. Practice makes perfect I guess. Thanks for the idea, though! haha.

    Sorry about that! But if it helps, that happened to me too!

    Would it be too cramped if I put beads on the other 40 pins, as well? And would a choker version be unappealing? Any estimate on how many pins would make a decent choker size for an adult?

    Nice piece of work. Kitewife made one similar several weeks ago, but didn't take any photos, so she couldn't make an instructable.

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    Thank you! I've heard of these and have always wanted to try one, then thought,"why not make an instructable on it?"

    This must be a sign, I have come across similar projects lately. Even one of my books has it. I will definitely be making one now I have seen yours.

    You have done a really job, your tutorial is very good, very self explanatory.

    It's okay, I bet they look real cute though!

    this is awesome! lol, here's my cats.

    Your bracelet looks really neat! P.S. Nice picture of Ferris!

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    Nice one. I saw that before on finger tips

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    Thanks! I've heard of these and tried one for myself.

    KITTYYY KAAATTTT ahahaha sweet job on the bracelet! gonna wear mine tonight! :P

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    Thank you! Post pictures if you can!

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    Awesome, massive blue cat. lol Nice bracelet idea, too. :)

    This looks really cute, I like the colours that you used. Nicely done!