Saturday, May 1, 2010

New - Bead Art Pins

Several years ago I decorated some small colored cardboard boxes with beads. My favorite was one with a wire and beaded bow on top. Folks always comment on it, and I ask if they would buy it and how much they might pay for it. The answer was always that they loved it, but would not pay much for a cardboard box.

Recently someone suggested I make the bow removable and something that could be worn as a pin. That suggestion has morphed into my newest creation – Bead Art Pins!

Whimsical, Colorful Bead Art Pins are made from a variety of glass seed beads on various gauges and colors of wire that spring from a 1 inch pin. Approximately 3 inches in length/width and 1 inch deep. Decorate a coat, scarf, hat or shirt. Can also be used as a beautiful bow on a gift box.

 Getting ready to make a pin. Once I got started it was hard to stop they were so fun! A twist here, a curl there, hang a dangle, bend a wire. Some have a green coil that reminds me of new fern fiddle heads. Blues, pinks, greens, purples, sparkly, matte, so many colors and textures to choose from!!
I have one listed in my online boutique. for $25. I have a dozen I will take to the Fremont Sunday market tomorrow to see how folks like them. Wish me luck!