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Aneesah
« on: March 04, 2006 08:27:56 PM »

The idea was from this thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47970.0 and I just had to make it. I've seen safety pin bracelet projects before, but as I don't like wearing jewelery that much, I never tried it out.

But I did have some ugly free watches that could use some funky straps, so I went out and bought safety pins, painted a bit of elastic so it's not stark white, and started beading. I really like the results, though the elastic could be a tad wider, or the pins be a tad smaller. (I already had some even smaller pins, but there wasn't enough to cover my wrist -- my size took like 48 pins -- and I couldn't find anymore of the same size at the store.)



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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006 04:06:49 AM »

Wow what a great job. I like how the ends are alternated and the colours are great.

I was looking at your photo album and I have to say that you are an incredibly talented girl.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006 05:13:03 AM »

Wow what a great job. I like how the ends are alternated and the colours are great.

I was looking at your photo album and I have to say that you are an incredibly talented girl.

Aww, thank you. Smiley The ends had to be alternated because of the thickness of the heads, but I like the sort-of pattern it creates, too. And it's more like ... "getting easily bored" than being "talented". Seriously. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2006 06:55:35 PM »

that looks sooooo cool!!!! i am in love...hehe...but truely amasing
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Aneesah
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2006 10:07:35 AM »

Just to update things -- the blue strap's all worn out now, so I made a new one for the same watch:



I love this one a lot!  Cool
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006 11:47:13 PM »

Old thread, but I made yet another one for the same watch. Tongue



And looks like I haven't posted a previous one for another watch:



(The top left pic is the keychain I took apart so I could use the beads.. Wink )
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2006 02:05:42 AM »

looks cool, but I would be terrified of being poked. Embarrassed
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2006 03:18:40 AM »

looks cool, but I would be terrified of being poked. Embarrassed

How could you get poked? All the safety pins are closed. ^^ And, if they suddenly open, they open on the other side, away from your wrist. Besides, for the black strap, I clamped all the pins shut using pliers.  Cool That also means I'll probably never be able to use those beads or pins for anything else, but that's fine. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2006 08:50:10 AM »

Hmmmm...I really like this idea! I have the materials to make a bracelet, but I'm not a big bracelet person. But I do wear a watch every day! Now, to find an old watch to sacrifice (thrift store, here I come!).

And, I love your colors and patterns!

Did you use a wide elastic threaded through the safety pins? How/where did you secure the elastic?

Thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2006 12:17:34 PM »

how to you secured the pins? I have had safety pins prick me before, so I know they can. if I can figure out what you do with the elastic I would love to make one myself.
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