If you don’t have a split ring opener, use two pairs of needle nose pliers instead. Position the pliers on each stick, then gently pull the sticks in opposite directions until there is enough opening to thread the beads around the rings.
TIP 1: A good way to undo the large safety pin that you thread the smaller ones onto is to undo the needle first. Then, hold each side of the pen firmly in each hand and twist and pull apart at the same time. You can usually open the loop this way without prying it open with a screwdriver.
Open a safety pin and thread as many seed beads as possible, leaving enough room to close the pin. Dip a toothpick in the glue and use it to put a drop of glue on the end of the needle, then attach. Continue this process until you have enough pins for your bracelet.
Did you know that there are different types of safety pins (also called diaper pins)? Nickel-plated, curved, brass, diaper pins… there are so many possibilities!
Friendship pins are a quick and fun way to create something for your friends to wear on their backpacks, shoes, dresses or hats! Experiment with different safety pin sizes and bead sizes to achieve a design you like best! Trade them with your friends or make them for your family. From 8 years.
Basically, a bead spinner (also known as a bead stringing tool or bead loader) is a tool used to stretch beads onto thread or wire.