Sunday, February 2, 2014

More Stick Pins and Hat Pins

Last week I posted a tutorial on making stick pins.  You can view the tutorial here.

This week I have made a few more stickpins to post in my Etsy shop.  And I thought I would share them here. The stick pins pictured at left are a combination of two sets I combined together - my "Victorian Red" and "Vintage Rose" sets.  I beaded these sets to compliment each other in shades of deep red and soft rosy antique pink.

My Victorian Red set pictured below has spectacular deep red and antique rose pink beads which I embellished with antique silver bead caps.  I think the red and pink colors are so pretty together!

Victorian Red Stick Pins

The Vintage Rose pins below are beaded with the same antique rose pink beads as are in the Victorian Red set.

Vintage Rose Stick Pin Set

And I made some more of the heart pins like in my tutorial last week:

Valentine Red Heart Stick Pin

One thing I did differently than in my tutorial last week is I used a heavier 18 gauge wire.  In my tutorial I used 20 gauge but found it did not hold up as well as I liked when actually sticking it through material.  The 18 gauge wire has just enough sturdiness but is not too thick to thread the beads onto.

You can find these stick pins now in my Etsy shop.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Your stick pins are gorgeous Irene. Such a wonderful art form.
    Happy Creating.

  2. Irene, these are gorgeous. I need to check out your tutorial. I love the pink and red combination. Beautiful.

    1. Thanks so much Maggie. I love making these ... there are tons of uses for them!