If you grew up in the 80's you might remember friendship pins. Kids would put beads on safety pins and then trade the beaded pins with friends. It was a totally cool fashion statement to wear them on your acid wash denim jacket or pin them on your shoes. This beaded pin bracelet reminds me of those friendship pins. The pins are beaded the same way, but they're threaded onto stretch cord to make a bracelet. I'm sure kids today would have fun making these, but would you wear something like this as an adult? I never wear bracelets because I have very narrow wrists and most bracelets are too big, but the nice thing about this project is you can make the bracelet to whatever size you need to fit your wrist!
one inch safety pins (about 40)
clear stretch cord
Open each safety pin, slide the beads on and close.
Repeat until you have about 40 beaded pins.
You can use more or less pins depending on the size of your wrist.
Then thread a piece of clear stretch cord through the bottom of all the pins and tie a knot to secure it. (I also alternated a bead in between each pin.) Thread another piece of stretch cord through the top of the pins and tie another knot. Cut off any excess cord and you're done!
I made two different bracelets.
I used smaller seed beads for the second bracelet which gives it a different look.
Have fun playing with different kinds of beads
to get different looks for each bracelet.