Friday 13 January 2012


I was asked if the hatpins that are featured in my candy are easy to make and did i have a tutorial for them....well thanks hilde for asking and so i have made this very for you to have a go at and use up all those excess beads you have lying about.

assemble the tools and findings... flat nosed pliers ,a spacer bead[i used a
 daisy spacer[top right] ,a crimp bead [middle right ] a small gold
 bead.[bottom right] an eye pin[i used a 50mm]  and a selection of beads

 starting with the daisy spacer thread your beads onto the eye pin in the
 formation you like

 push them all to the top of your eye pin and add your tiny crimp bead so it
 is the last thing you put on the pin....then take your pliers and squash the
 crimp bead flat so it keeps the beads in place on the pin...if the beads
 move a bit which sometimes does happen you can add a dab of clear glue to
 keep them still
 I told you it was easy
have fun
tracey x

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  1. Thanks Tracey, this is an awesome tutorial, easy enough for me to give it a go. Blessings Hilde

  2. Hi Tracey

    This is great, thanks for the fab little tutorial.

    Unfortuantely as it is not "paper craft" it is not a valid entry to Make It Monday and will need to be deleted in fairness to the other entries.

    Michelle :o)

  3. Thanks so much Tracey....great tutorial. I have often wondered how people make these beautiful hat pins and how they make the beads stay in place.

  4. Fab!!! tutorial thanks Tracey chum,
    Hugs Sarah x

  5. I'm glad Hilde asked. Your tutorial is wonderful Tracey. :) Really does look easy peasy. I'll give it a go.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lisa xx

  6. Great tut!

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)


  7. This is the great job.It look really good.Thanx to share with us this new things.It really interesting.

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  8. I have made a candle, thanks for the Tut, I am going to put it on my log, but must I warn people that it might burn the decorations I mean. xxxx


thank you so much for taking the time to comment,i really do appreciate them ,i will pop over and have a visit with you as often as possible.
tracey x x