DIY: Safety Pin Collar Necklace
March 20, 2013 /// 4 Comments
The Back Story: When Liz was in South Africa, she bought the necklace pictured below that was handmade by a local artisan. It’s gorgeous, its base is made entirely out of safety pins and each time I see it I get jealous. So I decided to stop creepily staring at her when she wears it and make my own. Below is how I did it. The story is way less cool, but the outcome was almost as cute.
What You’ll Need: Colored seed beads of your choice, approx. 100 safety pins, approx. two feet of thin string or wire.
1. Unclasp the safety pin and slide the beads on. Continue until all of your safety pins are beaded.
2. Slide string through one end of each safety pin. Choose an end and stick with it (we chose the “butt” vs. the hinge). Continue until necklace is full.
3. If you don’t have a clasp, you can create an easy one on your own by tying one loose end of string to the “butt” of a safety pin. Repeat on other loose end.
4. Wear it and look awesome. Check and check.
Something to note: My safety pins all overlapped and bunched together. To avoid this, you need to essentially “frame” your pins with string. Do this by sliding string through the other end of your safety pins (the one that is now on the bottom of the necklace).