Safety-Pin Couture

I tried to make friendship bracelets out of some leftover embroidery thread I found in my room, but my adult hands are somehow less skilled than my 10-year-old hands and I wound up with one big colorful… knot.

To make myself feel better -- and less like a total DIY loser -- I started to think of other nostalgic jewelry from my childhood. I found this kids' craft site that gives you instructions and cute patterns that show how to make safety-pin brooches. All you need are some safety pins and beads, and in no time flat you’ll be in possession of a great spring accessory. Move over Tiffany’s! Hello beaded wonders of style and frugality!

The horse looks great on my denim jacket. I named her Daisy and she likes apples.