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How To Make A Safety Pin Bracelet

Updated on February 1, 2015

Safety Pin Cuff Bracelet

The kids love them. Safety Pin Cuff Bracelets are hip and in this year. The more crazy the better. They are fun and when you have a group of kids making them together they turn into friendship bracelets because each kid designs one or two pins for their friend. They make great gifts too and require no clasp.

This one takes on an expensive turquoise and silver look with shades of turquoise.

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Place Beads On Pin As Close To The Top But, Far Enough That It Can Close Properly

You will need lots of safety pins. The size of the pin is up to you. You can use really large ones for a large cuff or really tiny ones and make ring.

You will also need some sort of elastic cord and of course beads.

The beads must comfortably fit on the safety pin so choose your pin and then decide on the beads. I like seed beads but, any bead that fits on the pin can be used. Add a bit of texture by mixing your beads.

String your Bracelet

Using the elastic cord string your bracelet as in the picture and make a knot. The bracelet should fit comfortably on your hand and not squeeze it so that marks are left.


Try using different types of beads for a variation in look.

Spacer Beads

These beads are called spacer beads and are usually used to fill in between other beads but, use them together and they still look great.

100 Pcs Crystal Rondelle Spacer Bead Silver Plated 8mm Crystal White (001)
100 Pcs Crystal Rondelle Spacer Bead Silver Plated 8mm Crystal White (001)

These come with tiny crystals around them and will add bling to anything you make. These are also available in other colors.


Using Head and Eye Pins

Head pins are easy and fun to use. They will add dimenstion to the bracelet. You take a head pin, It looks like a straight pin with no point. It is flexable. Add a few beads in random or simple pattern. Take a toothpick and wind the wire around the top and then down and around the pin a few times. Use a wire cutter to cut the excess off. String onto the safety pin or directly onto the elastic. There are no rules exact to have fun. Make a lot of them and trade with friends.

Choosing patterns

You can choose random colors and random beads or make a pattern. It's a great craft to do with the Girl Scouts or if your having a children's party and want to keep them busy. Even the boys like to make them. Get them lots of black, white and metal beads.

Safety Pins Come in All Sorts Of Metal

Gold, Silver, Copper or Brass. Safety pins come in all sorts of colors and styles. The point is to choose what you like and then have fun. You can even mix your metals.

This is a beautiful bracelet made by The artist has a great sense of color and is very inspiring. She has several bracelets for sale and it's hard to choose one over another.

The Friendship Bracelet Game - The more people playing the better this works

Have your guests or children sit in a circle and spend the afternoon making different pins. Enough should be made for one full bracelet plus a few extra.

Once they are done place all the pins in a paper bag and have each person reach in and pull one out. The person who made the pin has to say something nice about the person who pulled it and why they are friends.

Continue around the circle until each person has enough for one bracelet. Tie the bracelet off and each person keeps the new one as a gift with a lot of special friendship attached.

Paper Beads - Use Origami Paper

Cut triangles as shown in the picture. Use a round toothpick or something that is as thin as a toothpick that you can wrap the paper around starting at the large end and working your way to the point. Once you get to the end use a little white glue to hold and let them dry. Spray with a shine spray and finish off with some glitter glue for bling. Create the bracelet as per above instructions using one paper bead per safety pin. If you make them smaller you can add other beads to the pin as you have room.

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      Heather 3 years ago

      I want to do names in Safety pin bracelet

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      Really cute ideas! I already have been collecting beads to make the bracelets and key fobs! Great lens!

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      karMALZEKE 4 years ago

      Colorful safety pins and paper beads would be fun. Wonderful!

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      The friendship game is a lovely idea, would be great for entertaining people all afternoon.