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Who knew safety pins could be this trendy?!
I came up with this DIY Safety Pin Pearl Fan Necklace, inspired by Tom Binns and Anthropologie. I hope you like it!

The best DIY's are those that utilize the everyday items you may already have at home. A pack of safety pins only cost about a dollar!

Posted by Natalie H. from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Natalie H.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you will need:

    20-30 safety pins (medium to large size)
    20-30 pearls
    Wire
    A chain
    Charm (optional)
    Plyers
    Scissors
    Jump rings (larger in size)

  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut two pieces of wire, one about 6 inches long and the other double it's length.

  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take the shorter piece of wire, using plyers, create a loop shape at one end.

    Insert 3 safety pins and the shorter piece of wire through a jump ring as shown below.

  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take the longer piece of wire, and again, create a end loop as shown below.

    Insert the other end of the first safety pin from the shorter wire through the longer wire.

  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue by inserting a pearl through the longer piece of wire.
    Repeat steps, interchanging a safety pin then a pearl for the first 3 safety pins.

  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once you have worked through the first 3 safety pins, continue to string both ends of a safety pin through both wires and only inserting a pearl through the longer wire.
    Repeat until you have stringed through 10 pearls. (you may choose to use more or less depending on your desire)

  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take both ends of the excess wire and fold back to create the fan half shape you want.

  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut the ends of the wires leaving only about one inch left on each end.

  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Work on the longer wire first, take a set of plyers and wrap the excess wire around several times.

    With the shorter wire, wrap the excess wire around several times but this time, you also want to create a loop at the end.

  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    You can see the loop shape created on the shorter wire's end.

  • How to make a safety pin bracelet. Diy Safety Pin Pearl Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Attach a chain with jump rings to the pearl ends.

    Attach the two fan halves with either a charm (I used spike charm) or you can attach them together by just using a jump ring.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
cool idea! ^^
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