Saturday, 7 April 2012

Decorative Hat Pins - Next Steps

In my Tutorial, Creating Hat Pins, I covered the basics of making your own Hat Pin embellishments (You can view a video demonstration on Creating Hatpins on my Youtube channel here linkS to youtube.)
I know that many of you have enjoyed the pleasure of making these lovelies, so I would now to take you through a little more advanced techniques, although these are still so very easy to make. 

In this tutorial, using 3 different Hat Pin "Recipes", we will look at:

• Different types of pins, including domed-head, pearl-head and rhinestone head
• Using a variety of beads including pearl, crackle glass and rhinestone rondelles
• Using Bead Caps and Spacer Beads
So we will be looking at the “Recipes” for making the following Hat Pins

Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Hat Pins

For more detailed instructions on Creating Hat Pins, visit my Step-By-Step guide or watch my video 

However, a quick reprise:- gather your materials plus clear glue, a toothpick, an egg cup and a small piece of waxed paper. Dab small dots of glue to the pin and thread on your beads. Leave to dry.
To make more detailed Hat Pins, all you need to do is widen the variety of materials used, and then think about texture, colour and composition in the making of your Hat Pins.
 Recipe 1 – Pretty In Pinks
• AB Rhinestone Headed Florist Pin
• Round Tibetan Silver Spacer Bead
• Tibetan Silver Bead Cap
• Dusky Pink 8mm Glass Pearl Bead
• Tibetan Silver Bead Cap
• 8mm Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Bead
• 4mm Dusky Pink Glass Pearl Bead
• 4mm Pale Pink Glass Pearl Bead
• Clear Crystal Spacer Bead




Recipe 2 – Blues & Teals
• Silver Tone Dome Headed Pin
• Round Tibetan Silver Spacer Bead
• Tibetan Silver Bead Cap
• 8mm Blue Crackle Glass Bead
• Tibetan Silver Bead Cap
• Round Tibetan Silver Spacer Bead
• 4mm Teal Glass Bead
• Square Tibetan Silver Spacer Bead
• 4mm Teal Bicone Bead












Recipe 3 - Bridal
• Bridal White Tear Drop Pearl Headed Pin
• Round Tibetan Silver Spacer Bead
• Champagne 4mm Glass Pearl Bead
• Tibetan Silver Bead Cap
• 8mm White Glass Pearl Bead
• Tibetan Silver Bead Cap
• 4mm Champagne Glass Pearl Bead
• Silver Mini Bead Cap
• 6mm Champagne Glass Pearl Bead
• Silver Mini Bead Cap
• 2 x 4mm White Glass Pearl Bead



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37 comments:

  1. Can't believe I'm the first, your pins are absolutely gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win...
    hugz Kath (dc: neomer )

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  2. Lovely hat pins. I do try to make my own but they never look as good, I only use wire from my stash. Happy easter. xxxx

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  3. Stunning, thank you for sharing the tutorial on how to make them and the chance to win. x

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  4. These are stunning, thank you for the tut and for the chance to win them, Good luck everybody. Chris xx

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  5. wow Dips those hatpins are stunning, thanks for a chance to win

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  6. These are so beautiful, hope to have a go at pins sometime x Susan x

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  7. They are fantastic - would so like to win one

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  8. Wow these are gorgeous and beautiful thankyou for the chance
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  9. These hatpins are gorgeous and I'd love to win them!! Thank you for organising the hatpin swap too. Loved taking part. Victoria xxx

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  10. These are absolutely glorious, Dips! I'd love the chance to win them xx

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  11. Stunning, thank you for the Tutorial. The blue one is my favourite love the colour blue :)

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  12. A great tutorial and lovely pins. I have made my own decorative pins for a while and very much prefer this to buying pins.
    Heike xx

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  13. What beautiful pins...they are stunning...well done...and thank you for the tutorial..Sharon xxx

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  14. Just passing through...these are really stunning.

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  15. You are very talented, great candy :-) have a lovely easter :-) elaine xxx

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  16. Thanks Dips. Really lovely pins.

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  17. these are lovely thank you for a chance to win xx

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  18. Such pretty hat pins. I hope they go to a good home, they are stunning.
    Good Luck to those who have entered.

    Happy Easter to you all! x

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  19. What gorgeous pins, might have to have a go at making something similar. Thanks for the tutorial xx

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  20. Absolutley Gorgeous Pins....after viewing 1 of your other tuts I started making my own...thank you for that....Happy Easter xx

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  21. Wow... your pins are gorgeous. So pretty. Thanks for the chance of winning them. x

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  22. Wow these are just great and I've got some beads and things laying about so may just give your tut a go!


    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

    Sazzle

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  23. Fab pins and great tut. Happy Easter xx

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  24. beautiful pins

    hugs chrissy o
    xx

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  25. Oh a fab tutorial and they are gorgeous, just hopping from docrafts, Happy Easter, Karenx

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  26. Great tutorial and fabulous pins. Thanks. - mrsjane

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  27. Fantastic hatpins Dips and your blog is going great guns, good for you x
    Eyeful

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  28. beautiful pins,fab tut,thanks for the chance to win them. sue xx

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  29. They are beautiful! Thanks!

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  30. Thanks for the tutorial, really useful. Your pins are so pretty. Tinaxx

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  31. Fabulous tutorial, thank you..Love your gorgeous hatpins.
    Wendy xx

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  32. Just popping by to say have a lovely weekend :-) Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

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  33. They are beautiful! Just hopped over from DC. Lea xx

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  34. Wow, these are gorgeous. I followed your tutorial for the ribbon flowers and am really pleased with the results. I will definitely have a go at these they are fabulous! Gail x

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  35. fab designs! never seen anything like them!

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