A Stick Pin Tutorial

stick pins

stick pins

If you’ve been here before and have seen my pins on Pinterest in the sidebar lately, you already know I have a thing for stick pins. In fact, I recently posted a tutorial on making a pin cushion. What does a jewelry maker need a pin cushion for? Stick pins, of course! So today’s tutorial is all about making stick pins. We’re going make them two different ways, easy and really easy.

 

 

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A Pinecone Collection Treasury

I was thrilled this week to see that I was featured in another Etsy treasury. This one was curated by Jenny Roust of Treasured Tweaks, an SEO pro. She’s created over 2,000 treasuries, so I’m delighted she’s added my jewelry to one of them! If you have a chance to hop over to Etsy, do check out her treasuries; there’s a lot of thought and effort that goes into them. I mean, whoever would think to make a collection of pinecones? Or “Likable Industrial Chic Expo”? Most the stuff that makes the front page is done by color or currently earthy. don’t get me wrong; I’m not knocking it. I mean I want to hit the front page one day for my brief one hour of fame.  So thank you Jenny, you’ve made peanut & olive feel like front page news!

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Candleholder Pincushion

assorted stickpins

assorted stickpins

I love stickpins. Long before I started making jewelry, I had a job where I had to wear a suit everyday. Which in itself was kind of crazy because I unloaded trucks, drove a forklift, climbed ladders. etc. Doesn’t sound like a job that would require a suit, does it? To make that suit different from all the other suits out there, I often wore a stickpin on the lapel. Now I make stickpins (even though I no longer wear a suit), and how to display those pins has been a problem for me. Continue reading

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