Safety Pin Bracelet Craft

Hi there! Let’s learn how to make this Safety Pin Bracelet Craft today! It’s actually really light and comfortable to wear, and you can make it any colors you’d like! I love when you see jewelry that is made out of unusual items, like safety pin, bottle caps, or even Scrabble tiles.

Safety Pin Bracelet Craft

Plus, you don’t even need any jewelry pliers or special tools to make this bracelet. Here’s what you’ll need!

You can use the same beads to make a matching beaded barefoot ‘sandal’ anklet, too!

Safety Pin Bracelet Craft

Supplies:

  • Elastic cording. I prefer a braided cord rather than clear cord, because it’s more sturdy and holds knots better.
  • Safety pins. I like smaller ones, and they need to be all the same size.
  • Beads. Here I’m using Delica seed beads, but any small bead that fits on the safety pin will work.
  • Tape. Use any kind, just to keep the pins from falling off the cord.
  • Scissors.

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This is such an easy craft that I like to put on a good podcast or show while working on it. Open up your safety pin and start ¬†threading beads onto it. You want enough beads that they come as close to the head of the pin as possible, without going under the looped area when you close it. Be careful while closing the pins, if you let go the beads will fly everywhere! If you’re concerned about the pins opening while wearing, you can always use a pair of pliers to squeeze the looped part of the pin shut to hold the pin tip in place. However, I’ve never had one pop open on me, so I just don’t worry about it!

I like using these super tiny beads because they fit well on the pins and come right up to the looped part. However, size 8 seed beads are also a good choice if you like a chunkier look. Fill up a bunch of pins with your different colors of beads. You can make a simple striped pattern with two colors, or do all kids of different designs and patterns.

Let’s talk about how to string these on the thread. You can either do them in opposite directions so they lay flat when stacked, or do them all in the same direction. However, if you put them all in the same direction they will start to fan out and have gaps on one side when you wear the bracelet. I recommend alternating the direction of each pin so they lay nice and even! When you have a whole bunch of pins loaded with beads, measure the elastic around you wrist loosely. You’ll want a good amount of extra for room to thread pins on and tie knots later.

Cut two pieces of the elastic, and wrap a piece of tape around each end to keep the pins from sliding off. Now start threading on your pins in the pattern you’d like.

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Keep threading until it’s a good length, and check it on your wrist. If it’s not long enough, keep making and adding more pins. Be careful hen picking it up to check, this is when the pins are most likely to try and make an escape! Mine is pretty small since I prefer tight bracelets and have small wrists, so it’s a very individual thing. When you bracelet fits comfortably, tie the ends in triple knots tightly. Check that the knots are secure by pulling on the elastic to check that there’s not movement or slipping. Just snip off the excess elastic and you’re all done!

Safety Pin Bracelet Craft

These are just so cute!

Safety Pin Bracelet Craft

And it’s very comfortable to wear, even if you work at a computer most of the day like I do! I hope that you give this Safety Pin Bracelet Craft a try, and make something you’ll love to wear!

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