Beading / Jewelry

Flower Bobby Pins

By  Bianca Gomez  for  Cousin Corp. of America

size: 1" diameter

  • Flower Bobby Pins

Materials

  • Metallic Brass Bicone Beads, 4mm, 1 pack
  • Glass Mirror Teardrop Beads, 8x12mm, 2 packs
  • Clear Monofilament #8, 1 pack
  • Gold bobby pin base, three
  • Eclectic Products E-6000 Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • scissors
  • 1. Cut 32" length of monofilament.
  • 2. Leave 5" tail at beginning of monofilament and string the following: wide side of teardrop, bicone, narrow side of teardrop and three bicones. Thread monofilament back down through first three beads.
  • 3. Continue to thread three bicones, wide side of teardrop and one bicone. Thread monofilament back up through last teardrop from Step 2 and back through first four beads from this step.
  • 4. Thread one bicone, narrow side of teardrop and three bicones. Thread monofilament back up through first three beads from Step 3.
  • 5. Repeat Step 3, Step 4 and Step 3 again.
  • 6. Thread beginning tail of monofilament from Step 2 back up through three bicones and teardrop from previous step. Tie two ends of monofilament together into secure knot.
  • 7. Thread three bicones onto long tail of monofilament. Bring tail across flower and thread it through a bicone on other side of flower center. Repeat step once more and tie two tails of monofilament together into secure knot and trim excess monofilament.
  • 8. Adhere back of flower center to bobby pin base and let dry.
  • 9. Repeat Steps 1-8 to make more flower bobby pins.