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Cotter Pins

About this design:

What I *really* wanted was tiny copper cotter pins. After the 5th hardware store, I decided these steel cotter pins would be okay.
What I had in my head did not translate well into jewelry. :(
I have re-worked the pieces so they are now wear-able. :)


Unicorne Pearl Gown. Hamilton pearls. Crystals!!! Irish waxed linen. The tiniest seedbeads I've ever been foolish enough to order and use! (Oh my!)

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    How freakin’ cute are these!?!

  2. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Ditto to Becky’s comment! My creative mind or lack thereof is blown away at your creativeness! I’m stunned by all your designs; because my brain could not fathom cotter pins would be so beautiful! :O

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Freakin’ is the word!! Very celver and beautiful to booth!

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Where is my comment????? I know I commented on this already!! So once again so durn pretty Julie. Please tell me you are keeping these and wearing them.

  5. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Really Terrific! :)

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    This keeps us all going back to the hardware stores! Great use of this pins.

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Hi ladies. I took the steel cotter pins out of the jewelry and re-worked it. *IF* I had been able to find the tiny copper cotter pins, I might have been happier and left it alone.

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Didn’t I tell you that a hardware store was heaven for beaders, Julie you are already changing the designs, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you should frame them :D

  9. Frida
    Frida says:

    Adorable! Sad you felt it didn’t work…

  10. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Very clever!

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I don’t even know what a cotter pin is, but I love all these great designs!

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    I love how you highlighted the unicorne bead. It really stands out in a beautiful way.

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