Playing With Pins

Make a necklace and matching earrings with wire-wrapped cotter pins

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This fanlike beaded necklace and matching earrings is created with ordinary hardware pins. Check the garage for nickel-plated cotter pins that can be wrapped with wire and a few beads to disguise their utilitarian origin.
Required Materials: Cotter pins, seed beads, hex beads, crystals, non-tarnish wire, crimp tubes, beading wire, ear wires. See project for complete list.
Tools Needed: Wire cutters, crimping pliers, design board. See project for complete list.
Techniques Used: Wirework, Stringing
Finished Size: 16"
Originally Published: Beadwork, June/July 2004

SKU: EP0657

Author/Speaker/Editor: Dustin Wedekind

Format: eProject