Beads & Safety Pin Art

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Beads & Safety Pin Art
Beading safety pins makes an unusual form of art. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Safety pin beaded art has a variety of uses for holidays, children's events and even public functions. There are a variety of art projects available. The size and type of bead you use can transform the look of the craft, as can the colour and size of the safety pin.


Flags are one of the easiest beading projects to make with beads and safety pins. With flags, all you have to do is string the beads onto safety pins in the correct order, then slip them onto a larger safety pin to finish the flag. You can make any kind of flag design for nearly any country, including Japan, Mexico, the United States, Haiti, Israel and many others. You can also make flags for holidays, such as St. Patrick's Day or Valentine's Day or to support different causes, such as breast cancer awareness.


Another craft that you can make with safety pins and beads is jewellery. There are a surprising number of types of jewellery that you can make with just two materials. String a series of beads and safety pins onto elastic cording to make a wrist cuff that looks similar to tribal jewellery. You can make broaches by stringing several beads and charms onto a safety pin and pinning it to the chest or other area of clothing. String beads and safety pins around the neck to make a necklace.

Name Tags

Safety pins and letter beads work well as fast name tags. Slip the beads for someone's name onto the safety pin and wear it on the chest for an instant name tag. People with shorter names can add embellishing beads or charms to the name tag to fill up the entire pin. You can also attach themed charms to the safety pins to fit in a theme for an event, class or holiday.

Holiday Crafts

Beads and safety pins can also be used to make holiday crafts. Safety pin bead ornaments can be used during the Christmas season. You can also make tea light holders and decorative table decorations for any holiday, such as angels for Christmas or eggs for Easter. A safety pin beaded turkey or pinecone is an ideal craft for Thanksgiving. Wear number beads strung on a safety pin for a new year's celebration. For Fourth of July you can wear an American flag safety pin broach.

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