Published on September 2nd, 2013 | by Kristen Swain0
Funtastic Seed Bead and Safety Pin Bracelet
I remember making these seed bead and safety pin bracelets when I was a young teen. Beads weren’t as plentiful, but nowadays there are so many gorgeous colors of beads you can personalize your bracelet a thousand different ways. Minion#1 found a photo on Pinterest – and honestly, she’s not the crafting type. Patience with her hands isn’t her strong suit, and I get so excited when she wants my help with a project. It was fun taking her to the store. Isn’t shopping one of the most fun things about the journey of crafting? I mean, looking at the amazing assortment of beads and finally finally picking out a few colors to complete the project. Ah the satisfaction!!
You don’t need a whole bunch of expensive supplies.
You just need a bunch of safety pins – about 1 inch long, and maybe 75 pins depending on how tight you might want your bracelet.
You also need some seed beads. Alizabeth picked out the orange, teal, and yellow. When we got home, I found some black beads as well. Add in some stretch cording, for the elastic banding, and you are all set to begin.
To keep the beads from going in every crazy direction, I had her put them on a paper plate. From there she put them on the pin, adding enough to be able to close the pin leaving just a small gap.
About 8-9 beads should do the trick.
Make a good amount of each color, then you’ll be ready to start stringing the pins on the elastic cording.
Make sure that you flip every other pin over and string through. String your pins top row first.
Once you have top and bottom rows strung with elastic, try the bracelet on, making sure it isn’t too tight. Knot the string multiple times, and if you choose to, add some fabric glue to the knots so that the strings don’t unravel.
Wear that seed bead and safety pin bracelet like you own it!