Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bead Table Wednesday and Knotted Headpins

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 Yes, it is Bead Table Wednesday!  I am working on a focal for a piece of Vintage Lucite that will be a focal in a necklace.

 Vintage Lucite Bead will become a focal

I am working on my pieces for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Hop and I am planning on using this pretty piece of vintage lucite that I got from my partner as a focal for the necklace.  I needed a long headpin to go through it so that I can attach it to a chain. The headpin needed to be longer than anything I had on hand.   I located this terrific tutorial and decided to make my own.

How to Make a Knotted Headpin by

The tutorial is easy to understand and I now know how to make my own head pins.  I am anxious to make a pair of earrings with this technique.

I hope you will take time to see what others are up today.  Thank you Heather Powers for organizing BTW.


  1. What a cool way to make headpins! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'll be checking back to see what colors you use with that lucite focal!

  2. Thanks for sharing, Kathy... these are perfect for someone like me who doesn't want to deal with fire LOL. Not to mention they look very elegant :)

  3. How cool! Definitely need to try this too! :)