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an adorable gift your friends will love!
Anyone who grew up in the 80′s will recognize the…erm…new (but oh-so-retro) friendship bracelet trend that all of the stylish kids are sporting nowadays. When I was a lass, the amount of friendship bracelets gracing your arms directly equaled how cool you were…never being one to follow the herd (I was the opposite of cool in school), I had none…however, my tiny band of misfits created our own version of ‘friendship accessories’ that totally kicked arsch...
Friendship (safety) Pins, baby!

Jump off the bracelet bandwagon & create some for your retro pals:

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  • How to make a safety pin brooch. Everything Old Is New Again… - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab some safety pins, beads, charms, etc…

  • How to make a safety pin brooch. Everything Old Is New Again… - Step 2
    Step 2

    unclasp the pin & slip a few beads onto the bar…

  • How to make a safety pin brooch. Everything Old Is New Again… - Step 3
    Step 3

    leave enough space at the end for easy closure & yer done!

  • How to make a safety pin brooch. Everything Old Is New Again… - Step 4
    Step 4

    Creating/receiving a name friendship pin is extra special, but unfortunately leaves little room for beads…

  • How to make a safety pin brooch. Everything Old Is New Again… - Step 5
    Step 5

    simply add a groovy charm to the spring end of the pin…coolness, eh?

  • How to make a safety pin brooch. Everything Old Is New Again… - Step 6
    Step 6

    …and just how did we non-conforming geeks wear our fancy pins?

  • How to make a safety pin brooch. Everything Old Is New Again… - Step 7
    Step 7

    On our shoes, of course!

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