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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Button Topiary

waiting for a home

button topiary

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

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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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