Friday, February 20, 2009

Beaded Pin Tutorial

These were also part of the bridal order I recently finished, but I thought they're worth sharing since prom and wedding season are fast approaching. They add a nice polish, especially if you can match the men to the ladies' jewelry, or even coordinate the corsage pins with the rest of the jewelry.

Plus, they're just so fast that they're a blast to put together (especially if you're impatient, like me!) I found all my supplies at Joann's, but I'm sure other craft stores carry all these things. Look for corsage pins in the floral section- for some reason they're half the price of similar pins in the bridal section.

Beaded Boutonniere or Corsage Pin

Ingredients for this tutorial:
Corsage pins
Needlenose Pliers (to cut pins with)

Use the needlenose pliers to cut the ball of the end of the pin, and make sure you get all the glue off.

I used an old canning lid, but you can use anything you don't mind throwing away. Squeeze a bit of glue on there.

Take one of your pins, and dip the tip in and twirl a bit to pick up some glue.

Slide your bead up from the bottom all the way to the tip, and wipe the bit of glue off the end.

Slide your bead back up just a tad, so the end of the pin is slightly inside the bead.

Lay down to dry.

That's it! Enjoy.


LunaMoonbeam said...

That's great!

How do you get these listed on the reviews, like your choco boxes??

Su said...

That's a really good idea. And so simple too!

Debbie said...

You make it look so easy! I'd be glued to the table:)

RootsAndWingsCo said...

These are so cute, and yet so easy! Love them! I'm not sure what I will use these for (as we have no proms or weddings in my future) but I'm going to have to come up with a need for these. I'm thinking even a craft for Easter...not sure yet. But really great idea!

Elizabeth said...

Did you get those pliers at the craft store or are they regular toolbox pliers? I love these pins.

Isn't it fun to make things?


Dolly said...

Excellent idea for the cosage pins! I just spent the whole weekend making cosages for the Valentines Dance...and I did see some pins with beads on the ends over at the flower shop. *So this is how they changed it from a pearl to a bead!!! (Cool!) Thanks for telling me:)

Anonymous said...

great post