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Old 08-03-2009, 07:39 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by bwstamper View Post
Pam, I am not sure how much help I can be because I have not seen a tutorial. It is really pretty simple to make these pins. You will need stick pins, you choice of length and clutches for the end. Some are sold as a set and some aren't. You can purchase them at Hobby Lobby, Michaels or on line at a number of places. Here is a link to one style. You can get pins that are flat on top instead of the loop.
Stick Pin

You will also need beads of your choice. These are sold at many places also including the above mentioned sources. Crimp beads and a crimp tool or pliers. Sometimes I use glue on the bottom bead instead of a crimp bead. You have to be careful that the glue doesn't show. Crimp tool. This is like the one that I have.

Slip the clutch off the pin, slide your beads on in the order you like put a crimp bead on last and close it with your crimp tool or pliers, place your pin on the card as desired and replace the clutch.

Here is an example.

I hope this helps.
Thank you so very much for all of this information!!! Can you tell me where, in Michaels, that I will find the "stick pins"? When you refer to the "clutch", I'm assuming it's the little thing at the bottom and I'm also assuming that it comes with the "stick pins"???? Fortunately, I purchased on of those crimp tools several months ago and I have some of the crimp beads. Do I have to match the size of the crimp bead with the size of the stick pins?

By the way, your card is lovely and I left a comment!!!

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