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How To Make A Fake Pearl Bracelet With Safety Pins
Do you enjoy the beauty of pearls without the price tag? Can I be honest? Even if I were a millionaire a hundred times over, I just do not understand the point of buying pearls. When I was younger I probably did not take the best care of my jewelry because I lost some really nice pieces. I know my mom is still upset about a pair of Indian corn earrings that I lost, but these were highly overpriced regarding the materials the baubles were made out of. Today I take much better care of my jewelry and I know this may sound weird, but I think it has something to do with the fact I am making a large part of it with my own hands. I never used to throw my jewelry off bridges or down stairs, just to let you know, but I was always mysteriously losing pendants or pending expensive chains because I fell on with these asleep. Yes, a fake pearl necklace or a fake pearl bracelet may look childish or costume like to some, but to be honest, that is my style. I like jewelry that is simple, easy to wear, and which I will not have to fret about if I end up breaking it or losing pieces. This fake pearl bracelet made with safety pins is ideal because it does not cost much to make, and you will not be heartbroken if it accidentally breaks and you lose a few pieces. However, it is of a very durable construction, so hopefully, it will last for quite a long time. The material needed for this project will consist of:
- large safety pins
- fake pearl beads
- stretchy cord
- a ruler
Step One: Place The Fake Pearls On The Safety Pins
Decide on the pattern you want to create and put these beads on the safety pins accordingly. My pattern was not exact for this bracelet, but you can be more exact if you wish.
Step Two: Measure The Pattern
Use a ruler to measure the safety pins before stringing these on the bracelet. My wrist is about eight inches around, so I made sure I had about nine inches worth of safety pins just to ensure my bracelet would not be too tight. Make sure to measure and alter the pattern to the specifications of the person's wrist.
Step Three: Begin Stringing The Bracelet
Cut off two strands of stretchy cord that are at least as twice as long as the circumference of the person's wrist. My philosophy is it is always better to have an excess cord to tie off than not enough cording to make a knot. Tie both of the strands together and string on the first safety pin. The pattern will begin with the first safety pin face up, the next one face down, and then face up again. This pattern makes for an interesting bracelet and helps to distribute the weight evenly on both strands of stretchy cord.
Step Four: Keep The Safety Pins Straight
Make sure all of safety pins are being strung onto the necklace correctly. The top cord should go through the hole of all the top safety pins, and the bottom cord should go through the hole all the bottom safety pins. Also, make sure that the safety pins are securely shut so that they do not "snap" open at a later date, which could result in poking yourself or losing pins. The ironic thing about safety pins is that these objects can be a little unsafe, especially when I accidentally poked myself while stringing on the beads. Young children should be supervised when making this bracelet.
Step Five: Tie Together The Bracelet
Tie together both ends of the stretchy cord once all the safety pins have been added. Cut off the excess string and try on the new bracelet. I always wear mine for a couple of hours just to make sure it fits properly and is secure.
Your New Fake Pearl Bracelet
Now your fake pearl bracelet is ready to wear or to be gifted to a friend. Have fun making your own safety pin bracelets!