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Friday, May 17, 2013

Tutorial Friday for Miriam's Crafting Supplies - Decorative Butterfly Stick Pin

Welcome to Miriam’s Crafting Supplies Tutorial Thursday and today’s project is going to be a butterfly stickpin using the following supplies:

3-inches black wire folded in half (antennae)
9-inches ribbon
jewelry or hot glue

  • fold 4-inch black wire in half with tops rolled to form antennae – found this is easier using jewelry pliers  

  • glue 2 - black pearls for the antennae with hot glue gun with 2 - pearls per side, back-to-back 

  • wrap wire around the crystal-head stick pin and trim as necessary
  • slide butterfly acrylic bead up to the pin head and add a dab of glue to hold in place  

  • place jump ring onto Painted Yellow Center Sunflower charm and slide next to Bicone bead adding a dab of glue to hold in place  

  • Add 2 of the Bicone beads and secure by adding dabs of glue before sliding in place  

  • accordion fold ribbon onto stick pin with a dab of glue holding into place  

  • place a dab of glue before adding final remaining Bicone bead 

  • Viola, you now have a stick pin to add to your crafting project. 
Now, to answer your questions on how to add a stick pin to your projects:
  • I add these to my cards is either by placing on my paper-piecing or digital with putting a piece of tape to hold in place then gluing onto my card or lay-out. 
  • My other option is my adding a flower to my project with a puff dot, a bit of glue on my stick pin and sliding through the puff dot which the stick pin is then held into place with no sharp points!!!
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1 comment:

  1. Great tutorial Lynne, love stick pins and this one is stunning!!!

    Linda xxx


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