Safety pins possess good qualities as material for jewellery, being shiny, delicate and easy to come by. In my endeavours to live a more artisan lifestyle, I gathered some beads and bits and pieces to make myself a few pairs of earrings. (I have just about no jewellery making experience) The glint of the pins in my craft supplies caught my eye and I decided to see what I could do. Twisting, curling and bending these wiry gadgets became quite addictive and I made a number of pairs. I threaded beads onto some and used the fox-nose and flat-nose pliers to manipulate the wire. I was delighted with the result and the cost was next to nothing!
Safety Pin Jewellery – Earrings – How to
Here is a step-bystep picto-gram outlining how I worked with the safety pins. I used the round-nose pliers to coil circles and the flat-nose pliers to bend corners
And here are some of the variations I made:
Jewellery – Earrings
Did You Know?
I am fairly good at spelling, but I am not always sure just how to spell…
I am, hoping this is will help me to remember –
According to Oxforddictionaries.com “The different spellings of jewellery in British and American English can cause confusion. The British spelling jewellery adds -lery to jewel, while the American spelling jewelry adds -ry.”
In South Africa, the British way of spelling jewellery seems to be the favourite!
Once you have made your own Safety Pin Jewellery Earrings, spare a thought for the Punk Rockers in the late seventies who pioneered the use of safety pins to accessorise themselves and their wardrobes in all sorts of ways.