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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Making Stick Pins with Beads Pictorial

Have you seen all those fabulous pins attached on cards and layouts? What about the challenges that require pins to be included? Are you wondering how to make them?

Today, I would like to share a few tips to help you get started.
First, you will need to purchase a variety of beads. I would start with a couple bags to see if you will like working with pins/beads. Then remember, more beads you have the more combinations you will be able to create. I always get mine from Hobby Lobby when they have them 50% off. 

Our beads (my daughter and I share) are separated by color theme for the most part. It makes it easier to choose the colors to match the project.
Next, decide on a color pattern. With Valentine's Day approaching quickly, I will be working with silver, white and red
I chose some beads and now will layer them on a stick pin. The pins can be purchased at any craft store or Walmart. Remember to put the bead you want on the top first and work your way down. Do not add beads to the end of your pin. You will need room to attach the pins to your project (I like to attach mine into the bow.).
After I create the pattern I place the stick pins in a holder, so they can be glued. I have this small ribbon spool that is the perfect size. I prefer not to use my good pin cushion because I do not want to get Mod Podge on it.
I use an old paint brush to apply the Mod Podge. My husband asked why I had such a horrible looking brush (I think he wanted to throw it away and get me a new one.) and I had to explain it is just for glue. Be sure to apply glue to the top of the stick pin and in-between each bead. I then push down firmly so the beads will adhere to one another.
Don't forget to wash your brush while the pins are drying. Be sure to save this "glue" brush to make more pins!

Almost dry after 20 minutes...I did use a lot of Mod Podge!
Now they are done!
After they are completely dried, I wiggle them free carefully and transfer them to my pin cushion until they are ready to be used.
Don't forget about my pin giveaway.
The deadline is January 29th and the winner  will be announced on Monday, January 30th.

Have fun making some of your own. The possibilities are endless with all the colors, shapes and sizes of beads that are available. Please come back and share what you made. I would love to see them.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

44 comments:

  1. Georgiana,

    Wonderful Pins! I have never tried these but I might have to make some! TFS

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  2. Great tutorial. I always like seeing your pins on projects. Looks like a fun challenge

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  3. How fun- great tutorial on how to make them! TFS!!! :)Amy

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  4. AWESOME job with your project!great tutorial on how to make it,I will have to try it!!Thanks for stopping by,Have a SUPER weekend!:)

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  5. What a fun post! I love all your stick pins and the beautiful stash of beads, etc!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  6. Your pins are beautiful! I was always wondering how everyone got them to stay on the pins without sliding down - now I finally know!
    Lisa B
    http://Addictedtothecricut.blogspot.com

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  7. Great pins. I just finished my first try at pins for a swap. I made 36 to send off forgot to take pics. But I have some I made for myself will get pic later and link up. These are so fun to make.

    pattispaperfun.blogspot.com
    lebpab214408atyahoodotcom

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  8. Awesome tutorial Georgiana!!! I've got some pins and beads-now I just need to give it a try. I did not know about the mod podge though. Thank you so much for telling us how to make these. :)

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  9. Thanks for a great tutorial, G. Pretty pins! --Pat

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  10. GREAT pins and excellent tutorial!! I love making these and forget sometimes how much they can add to a project! I just made some this past Wednesday and linked them up here!
    TFS

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  11. great tutorial.love your pins especially the way you added the hearts.hope i can find those hearts.you enebler now you have me looking thru the jewlery section.tfs

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  12. These are so awesome! Love it! Thanks for sharing your creativity! I have sooo many beads, I might have to try these.
    http://queenscardcastle.blogspot.com

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  13. So fun! I just might have to try this :) Thanks for the tutorial!

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  14. I just linked up how fun!!!

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2012/01/january-28-2012-saturday-decorative-pin.html

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  15. These are super cute G! I never used modge podge to glue mine, I have always used glossy accents, I am heading to Micheal's now and I'm putting modge podge on my list!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful pins & great tutorial!
    I have everthing to make these, but haven't done it yet.
    I really need to! lol

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  17. Great tutorial on the pins! Wow! This is truly amazing Georgiana. I would love to learn how to make this. THanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Patty

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  18. Thanks so much for this pictorial Georgiana! I was wondering how they got the beads to stay put on that pin. I think I might try to make some. Your are beautiful!

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  19. These are so cute. I love your stick pins. Have a great weekend my friend.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  20. What a fanatstic idea... these pins are amazing! Now I have to try them!!! TFS!

    Candy

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  21. Those sure are awesome and very pretty. You did a great job on them. What else is mod podge for. I pretty new to all this.

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  22. Georgiana, what a great tutorial you did! Thank you so very much for inviting me to see it! I have always see those pins and have never try to use/made them...It sounds like something I would love to do soon.
    Hugs,

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  23. Love your pins. Thanks for the tutorial!

    Dawn
    DeeGeeScraps

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  24. These are gorgeous pins Georgiana!! Thanks for the tips on making them. And thanks for the sweet words on my blog. stacy

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  25. Love the stick pins and thanks for the great tutorial!! Bought some pins with the intentions of making these awhile ago - you have inspired me to give it a go:-)

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  26. Awesome tutorial, Georgiana!! Your pins are gorgeous!! I never thought of using mod podge!! I use crimp beads but I love the mod podge idea...I will have to try this!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  27. All your pins are so cute and thanks for the trick with Modge Podge!

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  28. I love your pins. I think I have a new project to work on now!

    Thanks for the inspiration,

    Cindy :)

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  29. These are great! I love them. Thanks for the great tutorial. I will have to give this a try soon.

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  30. Wow!! These are gorgeous :0) I am a new follower of yours too! Thanks for stopping by my blog, so glad you did because now I get to see your lovely creations. Ali x

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  31. How clever! I would have never thought to use modpodge to keep them in place!

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  32. Wow these are beautiful!!! I love them, and I have seen a lot of people using these on cards, but wasn't sure how to do it... Thanks so much for the tutorial! :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  33. Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm definately going to try to make some! All of your pins look so pretty! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  34. great pins. Always wondered how they were made.

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  35. This is such a great idea! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

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  36. Awesome tutorial. Thank you for sharing!!

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  37. Thanks for the great tutorial! I will have to make some of these:) They look awesome and so fun to add to your projects!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  38. Thanks for the fantastic tutorial, I've always wondered how to make those - they're gorgeous!

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  39. Oh, great tutorial!!!!!! I was just wanting to learn how to make these, thank you so much!!!!!

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  40. Hi Georgiana, How fun are this to make and easy!! Thanks for the tutorial on these!! LOVE the heart one very cute:) TFS your tutorial with us!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  41. Georgiana,
    Your pins are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the look that these pins add to a project, so elegant!! I have been wondering how to make them as I would LOVE to make them too. Thank you so much for showing us how you make these beautiful pins!! I'm off to buy some beads :0)
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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  42. Had so much fun making these pins! Have a box of beads leftover from my daughters girl scout days!

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