Today's post is about one of my favorite crafts, that of making blingy stick pins. Stick pins, also known as hat pins (though who wears them that way any more?), are a wonderful accessory with so many uses. They can adorn cards, scrapbook pages, tags, altered art, hats, handbags, scarves...you name it, a stick pin can probably embellish it. Here are a few examples of past stick pins I have made and the cards they dressed up. This one was from March 2013.
I started making them a couple of years ago and use them from time to time on my own cards, but now my daughter and I have both decided to start adding them to our Etsy inventory so that others may share in the blingy goodness.
See how prettily they can dress up a card? They add that little extra pizzazz and I think of them as "card jewelry. This one was made in July 2013 and I've added a little charm to it.
This one was also made last March, only I didn't use a stick pin, I used one of my little handmade jeweled charms, the two of which I often make together.
So here are the ones I made this weekend. I hope they find good homes.
Pretty greens and teals.
Blues in the shades of varying ocean depths.
Can't go wrong with pink and light blue.
And some guardian angel charms for good measure.
Thanks for joining me today and I wish you a lovely week full of blingy, charmy goodness!
These pins and charms are all for sale in my Etsy shop, as are many more!
(The cards in the photos are for illustration purposes only and are not for sale.)