Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Lets Talk Hat Pins...

After seeing many of a card with a stick pin attached & plenty of discussion on the PTI Forum I decided to hunt out the pins and some beads to make my own, all materials used came from Jilly Beads

I started with a selection of beads and spacer beads.




Choose the beads you want to use and set them to the sideready to start adding them to your pin, The tiny lille silver tube that you can see is a crimping bead this will be the last bead you thread onto the pin shaft.

Start to thread the beads onto the hat pin shaft by adding the bead that you want at the top of the finished hat pin first, once you have all of the beads thread onto the pin shaft push them all to the top of the pin so that they sit tightly together.

The last thing to do is add a crimping beed to the pin, you push the crimping bead close up to the already added beads and nip it onto the hat pin with pliers this crimping bead will hold all of the other beads onto the pin and stop them from sliding on the pin shaft.


Here are 2 of the finished hat pins I will try to add a card with them attached very soon



12 comments:

Toni said...

oooohhh a new use for my jewellery stuff
Cheers for the tutorial fabulous

Davis Family Blog Group said...

I am secretly jealous of your talent! lol Man Jak, is there nothing you can't do. WOW! You are very talented lady!
thank you so much for opening sharing with us.
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Niki Estes said...

So pretty, Jak! Thanks for the tutorial on how you made them. I may have to try this when I get a chance.

Lynn said...

Oh those are beautiful. What a clever lady you are!!

Lynn xx (Cottager, JS Forum)

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Oh Boy....this could be trouble. I want it all! I can't wait to hunt some findings and some bead down!!

Lavender Rose said...

Oh these are pretty, you make it look easy but I doubt I would manage it! Lovely pins :)

Chrissie said...

Just fabulous Jak, is there no end to your talents?

Penny said...

These are fabulous! Could you please tell me what the end protector bits are called? I can't see them on the Jillybeads website but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.

Thanks so much for the tutorial :)


Penny
penelopepitstopcards@googlemail.com

Anonymous said...

Jak, are the pins the stick pins with the protector?? They look great, I'll never have time to make any I spend way too much time just blog hoppin' following all the links - just can't stop myself, lol.

dorothy said...

Where can I find the stick pin ends that protect people from being poked by the sharp pin??

thanks, dorothy

djmalliott@shaw.ca

TR said...

These pins are so beautiful.

Question: The pins you are using look like T pins. Are they? Or would I need a more POINTY (sharp) pin?

Thanks, TR

Catrick said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. I was just looking for such things in my local bead department to see about trying to make these!