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Crafts: Circle of Pins

Circle of Pins

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Ever seen a safety pin look so elegant? Because this bracelet takes a little longer to craft, it makes a great project for a rainy afternoon or a sleep-over.


  • Safety pins
  • Seed beads
  • Scissors
  • Elastic thread


1. Open each safety pin, slip on seed beads (you can use a single hue or create a multicolor pattern), then close the pin.

2. Cut two 12-inch lengths of elastic thread and loosely tie one set of ends together.

Circle of Pins

3. Feed the untied end of one thread through the top eyehole of a beaded pin and the untied end of the other thread through the bottom eyehole of the same pin.

4. String on the other pins, turning every other one upside down.

5. Carefully unknot the threads and tie together the ends of the top length, and then the bottom length, to form a slip-on bracelet.