Safety Pin Bracelet

Use the extra safety pins lying around you house to make this one of a kind safety pin bracelet. It is very easy!

Safety Pin Bracelet

What you need

Safety Pins (enough to fit around your wrist)
Beads ( as much as you want)
Super Glue
Elastic cord (.7 mm or above recommended)


1. Open one of the safety pins, and thread beads onto the open prong, leaving enough space to refasten the pin. Repeat the process until all of the safety pins have been beaded.

2. Glue the pin so that it wouldn’t open when you’re wearing it.

3. Next, cut two 12” pieces of elastic cord.

4. Thread one of the cords through the hole in the top of a safety pin, then through a spacer bead, and then through the hole in the bottom of another safety pin. Continue to thread in this manner until your bracelet is long enough to go around your wrist.

5. Then, take the second cord and thread it through the bottom of the bracelet, adding a spacer bead between each safety pin.

6. Finally, tie the ends of the bracelet together, and it’s ready to wear!

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  1. This is such a great idea! I am so excited to try this!!! Thank you!

  2. Amazing and unique! I am so excited to make this for many people!

  3. I made these in the 80 In order for them not to rust, put transparent nail polish in the back

  4. Made 2 of these…iI made one with gold saftey pins, an ine useing silver saftey pins….everybody loved them, wanted to know how to make them….super fun…. I LOVE THEM! Thnks for the idea!!!!!

  5. simply awesome!!!

  6. THIS IS SO COOL!!!! i can noT wait to try it! thanks soooooo much!!!!

  7. I have a watch that is made like this – and I love it… at least until the inside of the bracelet started rusting. I was careful to take it off when working around water, but with the hot, humid weather we had… I think that was enough dampness to cause the problem. Now I need to figure out if there is a way I can fix this without restringing all the beads. hmmm…

  8. This idea has been around since the 1970’s punk jewelry and still going strong. I made one for myself, everytime I wear mine, I end up making more and more. everyone want’s one or two. It is a show stopper.

  9. i made one of these when i was younger and it had charms, bells, large beads, small beads, it was pretty outrages, sadly i lost it.

  10. That’s amazing! xD <3

  11. Hi, I used to sell these at high end boutiques. But I used larger silver ball spacer beads and high end crystal and other unusual beads. Love the colorful vibe of this bracelet!

  12. they didn’t mention the spacers in the materials list

  13. That’s so cute! But I don’t have enough safety pins. :( Nothing a little shopping can’t fix! :p :D

  14. That looks funky… wow i so what to do that and do it A.S.A.P!!!!!!

  15. Cute

  16. My aunt LOVES it! Thanks!

  17. Awsome! Nice idea! Its my aunt’s birthday soon and I’m making one for her, but I wonder if I can skip the spacer bead part…

  18. I love it! Where on EARTH did you get that idea?! So COOL! Yeah, well, you know, do I have to use the spacer beads? Is it OK without that?

  19. nice


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