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.
A button topiary doesn’t seem much like jewelry, does it? Of course I have an explanation (as always). I’ve been cleaning up my workspace, and shedding the things I haven’t any plans for, and I came across some styrofoam balls. then I remembered I wanted to make a floral topiary. I blame it on Pinterest. Continue reading
I’m always looking for an inexpensive item I can use as a “thank you” for my customers, and these button bookmarks are about as inexpensive as you can get. It’s an easy project, so let’s get started. Continue reading
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