Monday, May 02, 2011

Hat pins for a swap!

Hat pins!! Made these for a swap on AFTCM!! It was very fun and easy!! Very tempting to make LOTS of them.
I used corsage pins and added a handmade flower and some beads, some ribbon and beads and the first one in the photo is my ode to steampunk - bits of things wired together and industrial looking accents instead of beads below! Take a close look and you will
recognize earring backs used a decoration on this hat pin!
Here is a close up!! I used very glittery fiber to create this flower shape which is hand sewn from a 2" length using clear thread. I used "Goop" as a clear adhesive to keep the flower and beads near the top of the pin.
Totally fun to use supplies in a new and creative way!!

If you are using pins on your creations please plan to provide some protection from injury for the recipient by covering up the sharp point of the pin. Depending on the creation, you could use an earring back, a small piece of foam or a glue dot to keep the sharp point secure. You could also consider dulling the point some with sand paper to reduce the risk of injury!!

Challenge yourself to something new today!! What have you never created before?
Today is the day!!



  1. Hey there, I come to visit now and again and believe were are very close neighbours!!!! seeing you are familiar with some local stores I also like to visit.
    I love your hat pins. I have made a few embellies using eye pins for beading and the ends are not so pointy and safer for mailing.
    Take care and come by to visit my blog sometime, would love to see you.

  2. Fantastic hat pins- I love the flower tops- Wow I love them!

  3. Great pins Therese. Looking forward to seeing them up close and personal. lol

  4. Wow..leave it to you to make such gorgeous items for your swaps!!!


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