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This beaded heart safety pin craft is easy to do and different designs designs can be made for virtually any holiday.
This pin will look great on your sweater or on your coat during the month of February. The pattern is very simple and is included below. Any size safety pins can be used but the pattern will have to be adjusted accordingly.
If you have never made a beaded safety pin before, I recommend you read my mini article first in the Tips and Techniques section first. Be sure to check out the other free safety pin beaded patterns I have on this site too, like for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, and Christmas.
1. Begin the beaded heart safety pin by following the bead pattern shown below. Each column on the pattern represents one of the smaller safety pins, with white or red beads threaded on it. Begin with the color on the top of the pattern, and thread that bead on the safety pin first. You may find some beads have an opening that is too small for the pin, but most should fit. When you are finished loading the beads, close each pin. Continue with each pin, following the pattern. Below the pattern photo is a text version of the pattern in case you cannot see the photo.
Text Version of Pattern:
Pins are going left to right; the bead order is the top bead first and moving down the pattern, the same way you would thread it on to the pin.
Pin 1: 8 white
Pin 2: 8 white
Pin 3: 2 white, 3 red, 3 white
Pin 4: 1 white, 4 red, 3 white
Pin 5: 2 white, 4 red, 2 white
Pin 6: 3 white, 4 red, 1 white
Pin 7: 2 white, 4 red, 2 white
Pin 8: 1 white, 4 red, 3 white
Pin 9: 2 white, 3 red, 3 white
Pin 10: 8 white
Pin 11: 8 white
2. Take your large safety pin, and open it. Using a flat head screwdriver, wedge the flat head in between the safety pin loop at the bottom of the pin. Once inserted, twist the screwdriver to pry the loop open a little, as shown. The goal is to be able to have enough room to allow each little safety pin to be threaded through this loop to the other side.
3. Thread each little safety pin's loop onto the big safety pin. Thread it around the large pin's loop to get it onto the other side of the pin. This way, when you wear the pin, none of the pins will slide off. You may need to experiment with the small safety pin orientation at first, but once you get the hang of it you will be putting on the safety pins in the right direction and order easily. When you are all done, use some pliers to scrunch down the big safety pin's loop tight again.