All the talk of the Royal Wedding and the hats made my friend Sam think of those wonderful hat and corsage pins appearing on cards, so she decided to host a swap for them. Below I have two prototypes for my spots in the swap.
What do you think??? Would you use them on a card, or should I try again for something more spectacular?
These are long pearl ended pins that I have had for ages and used in paper piercing for embroidery cards. I had loads of them, so decided to use them if possible. The coin is a US Dime and the end peices to stop the pin from being a danger are handmade using a bead within a bead and stoppered with silicone to make a secure end piece.
The pin on the left has wire wrapped around the beads and pin and a butterfly attached and each bead is adhered to the pin for stability.
The pin on the right has a heart charm attached with a double loop to the pin and a bead threaded and adhered to the pin.