Thursday, January 3, 2013

Handmade Stick Pins & Spellbinders Explore Beyond Sneak Peek & Giveaway Day Two

Hello everyone!  Today, I want to share some photos with you of several stick pins that I recently made.  Not too long ago I was watching a YT video (sorry I can't remember who's YT channel it was) but the designer was showing some of her stick pins and she had made the comment that if you're wanting to create something but don't have the time to do a lot or if you're ever in a slump and not sure what to do stick pins are always a great things to make.  They are quick and easy and you are still doing something creative.  So I took her advise, got out my beads and pins and just had some fun designing my own handmade stick pins.  I made twelve different designs and three of each design.  













I use E6000 adhesive to hold the bead caps and beads in place.  I put a little dab of the E6000 on a scratch piece of paper and use a pin to pick up the adhesive and put a little on the pin I am using for the stick pin.  I only glue the last two beads in place.  Then I place the stick pins upside down in a votive candle holder until the adhesive is dry.  This keeps the beads all towards the top of the pin and from moving around during the drying time.

I use a variety of stick pins.  The pearl ones are three inches long and I found them in the floral section and Joann Fabrics.  The other ones are from Maya Road and a few online stores.  Most of the beads are from Joann's, Michael's and Hobby Lobby and a few from online stores.



I had a lot of fun making the stick pins.  They are quick and easy and now I am ready to embellish my projects!


Today, is day two for the Spellbinders Explore Beyond Sneak Peeks & Giveaway.  Click HERE for all of the details and be sure to visit Cindy Echtinaw and Linda Lucas to see the fabulous projects they have to share with you.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a creative day!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

28 comments:

  1. WOW Heidi...your stick pins are gorgeous!!! Will have to give that a try - thanks for sharing.
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan
    PS Hope to see you again at CHA (I'll have on a pink CLD tee shirt)

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  2. Well time post for me. I've long been an admirer of stick pins on cards and decided to try making my own this year. I'm in the process of getting inspiration and supplies. Thanks! :)

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  3. These are super cute! Thanks for the great pictures and telling us how you made them!

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  4. All of your pins are beautiful!
    Thanks so much for the instructions & the inspiration.

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  5. These are just lovely and I know from experience just how expensive they can be when bought pre-made.. each of your pins has its own personality and I love the beads! xxx Ann Marie

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  6. Heidi, your stick pins are gorgeous! I have been on an addictive kick on collecting to make them. I love the Lily's you used here. Thanks for sharing them. Hugs Lori

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  7. Hello Heidi!
    What delightful bead combinations you put together with these stick pins! They will make extra lovely eye candy on your projects.
    May your new year be filled with strength and love....~Sandie Luck

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  8. Heidi, do you sell these? I sure would buy a pack from you. they're so beautiful. Pat

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  9. So beautiful!!! Love those longer stickpins and thanks for the tip about the E6000. So pretty!

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  10. Your stick pins are gorgous. I started making my own stick pins last year. I can't get enough of them. They are so quick and easy.

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  11. Gorgeous! I will have to give this a try. I have a lot of corsage pins with pearl heads and a ton of beads. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  12. These pins are GLORIOUS! Can't wait to start making some!!!

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  13. wow heidi!!! the pins are FAB-U-LOUS! very pretty and can be used to embellish so many things!
    happy 2013!
    marie

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  14. Heidi, these are beautiful! I so want to make some of my own -- I was inspired by Jennings644 on YT. Anyway, I couldn't find the beautiful stuff she used -- starting with the pins! I'm so glad you mentioned the floral department! I hadn't thought to look there! That's my new craft for 2013! (I figure I can use them in my old crafts so it's a win win!)

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  15. Lovely stick pins - I love making these too as theya re a good way to use up odd beads

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  16. these stick pins are just gorgeous! Thanks for the step by step!

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  17. Wow ....these are so beautiful .

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  18. Very pretty stick pins. I have never used them on my cards since I mail alot of them. Will have to try this.

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  19. Love these pins!!! I think they should be worn!

    Hey... That is an idea!!! Hmmmm!!!

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  20. Thanks for the reminder, your pins are fab! Maddy x

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  21. These are gorgeous! I love the little cup flowers and the pink petal flowers.

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