Friday, April 23, 2010

Head pins with pearls

This is my very first tutorial here at Whiff of Joy, and I would like to show you how I make
my head pins with pearls.
I love them as embellishments on cards. 
You can use them along with flowers, ribbons or just put them behind the card stock!

Here is what you need:

Head pins
(I have used the one you can buy at Whiff of Joy)

Here is my tray with pearls.

Step 1:
If the head pin is crooked, use your pincer to straighten it.

Step 2:
Start with treading pearls on to the head pin. 
Hold the last pearl on a little distance to the second last pear.

Step 3:
Add glue to the pin in between the two last pearls, 
and now push the last pearl up to the rest of the pearls.

Step 4:
Stick the head pin up side down in the oasis, to allow the glue to dry.
I have covered the bottom of the oasis with plastic wrap so the green stuff don't get all over my papers and stamps.

And voila;
here are the head pins ready to go on a card!

Here is my finished card with the head pins as part of the flower decorations:
  One last tip: 
Making head pins with pearls, is a great activity in front of the TV ;o) 
I hope you like my tutorial, have a wonderful day!


  1. well done on your first tutorial for the inspiration blog hun, you have done a wonderful job... love the head pins with pearls. will have to root out my beads now.. and have a play.xx

  2. Flott forklaring Jorunn!! Enkel og med gode bilder og forklaring.
    Og så lekre de er!!:))
    Klemmer fra Camilla.

  3. Great tutorial...thanks for sharing! I am off to order some pins!

  4. Another fantasic tutorial. I just love it, so far I have
    tried them all out. Thank you so much Jorunn, you are very talented. Debbiexx

  5. hirach, love the tutorial,i will print it of the computer and give it a go love from bluebell x.

  6. What a great idea! I've lots of headpins and pearls from my hobby before I started to make cards. I'll try this soon!

    Leonie xx

  7. Fabulous!!! Can't wait to do this. Great tutorial! Thank you!

  8. Så herlig tutorial :) Takk skal du ha! De er kjempenydelige.

  9. Fantastic tutorial. Kathleen x

  10. Great tutorial! I can't wait to try this.

  11. Flott forklart Jorunn !
    Nå skal perlekofferten min hentes frem igjen:-)
    Kreativ og go' helg ønskes fra Helle

  12. Fab tutorial Jorunn, thanks! Those head pins look abolutely stunning, could you please advice me where to buy those pearls:-)?

    Have a great weekend,

    Inge xOx

  13. Love your head pins with pearls. This is exactly the reason I don't throw anything away. I still have some beads from by beading days. Thanks for sharing.

  14. great tutorial! I will have to try making these! :)

  15. Thank you for your lovely tutorial.
    Your pins are beautiful.
    Hugs, Candy

  16. Oh wow, this si so great.

    I made some of them today and it is so much fun.

    Thank for this great idea!!


  17. awesome job on your first tutorial. I never thought to glue mine down though, instead I use crimpers on the ends. I will try the glue on my next one. TFS

  18. Awesome job with the tutorial Jorunn! Thanks for sharing.

  19. This is fantastic. I have everything except the good 'ol glue ;) Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

    Kylie xo

  20. I love the pins that you made. Thank you for the instructions on how to make them. I'm going to give it a try. I'm so glad I found this blog!!

  21. Kjempebra.
    Tusen takk for flotte bilder og kjempegod forklaring,
    Klem fra Kaia


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