Bead and Safety Pin Butterfly Craft
This red, white and blue Bead and Safety Pin Butterfly makes a great pin to wear for any patriotic holiday. Kids can also create it in other colors to give as gifts or to wear themselves. It will add a sparkle to someone’s day and maybe start an old trend all over again.
Historically, pins are primarily defined as utilitarian, as clasps and fasteners for use in closing garments on the body or in holding pieces of a garment together. They were also designed or used as personal adornment with ornamental features that communicate ideas about the wearer, and the wearer’s period and milieu. The word “pin” carries the most broad and general usage that includes brooches and fibulas. Source: Encyclopedia.com – Brooches And Pins
- 10 Gold Safety Pins, Size 2
- 1 Gold Coiless Safety Pin – 2¼”
- 17 Metallic Pony Beads
- 10 Red Pony Beads
- 8 White Pony Beads
- 20 Blue Pony Beads
- 2 White Star Pony Beads
- White Glue
- 30″ Metallic Cord
- Cut cord to 30″. Stiffen ends with white glue. Let dry.
- Open ten size 2 safety pins and string on the beads as shown on the diagram.
- String the cord through the head of the coiless pin. Center the pin in the middle of the string. Open the pin. String one gold pony bead on both ends and onto the coiless pin. This will be the head.
- String the six upper wing safety pins onto the coiless pin, alternating the pins for the left and right wing. String the right hand cord through the bead on the top right wing safety pin. String on a bead then string through the head of that safety pin. String on a bead then string through the head of the second safety pin. String on a bead then string through the head of the third safety pin and through the beads of the third safety pin. Repeat with the other cord.
- String one bead on both ends and onto the size 4 pin. String the four lower wing safety pins onto the coiless pin, alternating the pins for the left and right wing. String the right hand cord through the beads on the first safety pin of the lower wing then through the head of that pin. String on a bead then string through the head of that second pin. String on a three metallic beads then string through the beads of the last safety pin. Repeat with the other cord.
- String a bead on both cord ends and on to the size 4 pin. Close the pin. String two beads on each string. Tie off with a double knot and trim.
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