Safety Pin & Bead bracelet
- 50-75 Silver Safety Pins (of the same size)
- Elastic jewelry cord
- Glass or ceramic jewelry beads
- Round silver beads 3mm.
- Small disposal plastic/paper cup
- Craft glue
1. Pour a small amount of craft glue into disposal cup (do
NOT use Super Glue).
2. Open each safety pin and slide jewelry beads onto the
open prong, leaving room to refasten the pin. You may use
same colored beads, create pattersn or simply place them randomly
as seen above.
3. Dip the pointed tip of the open pin into a small amount
of glue and fasten the pin shut. This will help ensure the
pin remains closed.
4. Once you have completed approximately 50 pins in this
fashion, cut two lengths, approximately 1 foot each, of stretch
jewelry cord. This allows extra room to later tie knots.
5. Slide one length of cord through the hole in the head
of a safety pin, then through a round silver bead, then
through the hole in the bottom of the safety pin. Continue
stringing in this manner - safety pin head up, silver bead,
safety pin head down - until you have reached your desired
length. Check it against your own wrist to see if you are
satisfied with the length.
6. Once you have reached your desired length, securely
knot the elastic cord and snip off any excess.
7. Use the second piece of stretch jewelry cord to string
the bottom of the bracelet together, placing a silver bead
between each safety pin. When you are finished, knot securely
and trim exess.
Making jewelry is a great
activity for kids. Baking clay beads, stringing beads or crafting necklaces
from string encourage open, active learning
outside school. Parents involved in easy at home
projects tend to be more involved in their child's education then say,
those who don't participate.