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:

Safety Pin

Jewellery – Earrings

Did You Know?

I am fairly good at spelling, but I am not always sure just how to spell…

jewelry….
jewelery …..
jewellery?!

I am, hoping this is will help me to remember –

According to Oxforddictionaries.comThe 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.

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Safety Pin Jewellery - Earrings
 Safety Pin Jewellery - Earrings