How to Make a Shawl Stick Pin

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A lacy shawl can add style and sophistication to any outfit. A common problem with some of shawls is keeping them on your shoulders. You can avoid this problem if you wear a shawl pin to secure the shawl. A stick-style shawl pin will hold even a delicate shawl in place without tearing at the fabric of the shawl itself. Make your own shawl stick pin with crafting supplies.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 decorative beads
  • Hat pin finding
  • Crimp beads
  • Flat-nosed pliers
  • Choose beads that will match the shawl you plan to wear with the shawl pin.

  • Slide the beads onto the end of the hat pin and hold them in place with your finger.

  • Slide a crimp bead onto the hat pin and pinch it with the flat-nosed pliers. Pinching the crimp bead creates a barrier that will secure it to the hat pin under the decorative beads you have chosen, holding all of the beads in place.

Tips & Warnings

  • Try out a few beads on the hat pin finding to see what will fit. The beads need to slide on easily, so you may have to try a few before you find some that fit.
  • Use jewelry wire instead of the hat pin finding. Simply cut the wire to the desired length and flatten the ends or bend them with the pliers after adding the beads. File down the tip to make it sharp.

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