Safety pins are not just for holding things together. The first thing that comes to mind is the old fashion cloth diaper , a broken bra strap and many other things. The other day I was reading a fashion magazine and came across a picture of a handbag decorated with pins . The bag was very cute .I bought a box of safety pins and decided to create something. From the box of pins I made a necklace,three bracelets and a pair of earrings. My daughter allready has her eyes set on them .I hope you like my designs and try to make them, they are easy to make just be carefull when working with pins .Also this is not a project for young children. If you decide to make them, the materials are the folowing.
-box of safety pins
-sheet of felt
-sewing needle with wide eye
-small seed beads
When creating with duct tape dont just use tape .I love to use flowers, pins ,and stones to give my designs a more creative look. If you line your bags with fabric the bag is more durable. You could also use flet as a backing for your design. Velcro the sticky kind is good to use for closures. Bag handles can be made of chains , but they have to be reinforced. I forgot to tell you that you can use lace.I use lace on my bags and belts. Ribbons are also great .I am sure that you have an old belt with no use hanging in your closet. Take out the buckle,and use it ,give it a new life. If you have an old necklace use it as a handle . Pin a flower or use velcro to hold it.
I must confess that I got hooked on desingnig accessories with Duck Tape.At first I thought it was kind of stupid ,but when I took the first roll of tape Igot hooked. The first project I made was a Michael Jackson jacket .The jacket was a hit. The more I used the tape the more intricate my designs got. I have designed handbags, wallets ,bracelets , belt, and flowers out of Duck Tape.The posibility is endless, just follow these rules.
Rules To Follow
1.Work on a clean and smooth surface.
2.If you have long hair pull it back or it will get stuck on the tape.
3.Make sure that your nails have no nail polish ,your nails will get ruined.
4.Make a drawing of your design .
5.Make a paper pattern of design.
6.Use Duck Tape brand of tape it is the best to use.
7.When you start taping make your pieces are larger than you need.
8.Start by cutting pieces 2 inches long .