Seed Bead and Rhinestone Valentine Heart Pins

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When I made my accidental purchase of the sheet of artsy hearts, I could hardly wait to try an idea to use up seed beads.

 

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The artsy hearts are very inspiring and one of them was exactly what I needed to use as a pattern to sew on my seed beads.

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Even though paper is pretty fragile, it was sturdy enough to thread on seed beads following the pattern.  After I had the “starburst” and edge outlined, I filled the spaces with some cool teardrop rhinestones I got at Michael’s Craft Store.

 

 

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I used a red felt pen to cover the white edge and used E6000 to glue on an ArtEmboss foil back.

 

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It was too time consuming to sew on the seed beads (considering the price point I will sell them) so I used more rhinestones than seed beads for my second trial!

 

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Last, use hot glue to attach a lapel pin finding to the backs.

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I purchased these valentine jewelry cards on Etsy many years ago and they make a cute backdrop for some Valentine pins!

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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