Making Hatpins. 🎨


I made a few hatpins, which I want to use in my scrapbooks.

“Hatpins reached a peak of popularity between the 1890’s and 1920’s, as music hall actresses like Lillian Russell and Lillian Langtry fueled the popularity of large elaborate hats without bonnet strings. Having originated in the 1850’s to secure straw hats, hatpins became longer and more ornate over time (1910 was the height of hatpin length, with the stems alone reaching 10 to 12 inches).”- Collectors weekly.

They are also called stick-pins. I used a salt shaker and an incense holder as hatpin holders. You can also use pincushions, cotton reels, etc. The hatpins fit in the salt shaker as well.

Hint: A neat trick that I used was to use Earring Butterfly Backs to keep the beads in place and prevent them from  falling off. You can also use Crimp beads, which are available at Walmart, Michaels, bead stores, etc. How-to: Attach a Crimp Bead. Here you can see I also attached charms to some.

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Some of the supplies and tools I used were: Beads, Earring Butterfly Backs, etc. Beads are available at bead stores, craft stores, dollar stores, etc.

Corsage pins with white bead heads (these are 2 1/2″ long), they are available from Walmart, Michaels, bead stores, etc. and are usually found in the wedding/floral departments. You can also use wire, which you cut to the desired lengths and curl at the end using round nose pliers.

Hat-pin sketch1

I like to start with a wire loop, then I thread my largest bead, then smaller beads in between, large, medium and small beads, I then add smaller beads, with smallest beads in between and I then end with a crimping bead. I prefer making three hatpins in one color, but in different hues.

Flower Hat Pin

My table while having fun. I have a set of pliers, tweezers, small scissors, etc.Most of my beads are kept in plastic storage boxes. I have a bead funnel tray which I also use for heat embossing powder.

Related:

Antique Hatpins and Hatpin Holders.

Whimsical Wire Stick Pin Tutorial!

Making Spoon Rings

About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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16 Responses to Making Hatpins. 🎨

  1. perdebytjie says:

    Sjoe dis mooi en baie interessant,Linda.Ek kliek nou eers dat die spelde gebruik was om die hoede in die hare vas te steek.Ek het altyd gedink dis net vir versiering…lol!

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  2. HesterLeyNel says:

    My ma het ‘n paar hoedespelde gehad, want in my tienerjare moes ons nog gehoed kerk toe gaan; hulle was egter nie naasteby so mooi en dekoratief soos dié wat jy hier vertoon nie. Jy het sulke interessante kreatiewe stokperdjies.

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    • Tokeloshe says:

      Dit is interesant, ons het ook hoed gedra kerk toe, maar ek kan nie onthou dat iemand spelde gedra het nie. Het hulle jou nooit raak gesteek nie?
      Ag, baie dankie, dit help as ‘n mens sulke mooi goed kan koop, daar is so baie informasie beskikbaar en talentvolle mense wat ‘n mens inspireer.
      Positiewe terugvoering motiveer my ook 😉

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      • HesterLeyNel says:

        Ek het hewiglik geskop teen die hoed en die speld en het gewoonlik die hoed op my kop geplak wanneer ek by die kerk se deur ingeloop het en onmiddellik weer afgepluk wanneer die diens verby was, maar my ma het die spelde wel gebruik. Ek onthou dat die naald (die lang stafie) redelik slap was en dus maklik ingedruk het sonder enige kopvelskade.

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        • Tokeloshe says:

          Die spelde wat ek gebruik is ook buig-baar, soms buig hulle te veel as ek daarmee werk, op die fotos is hulle ook nie baie reguit nie, maar hulle moet nog in my boeke in gesteek word.
          Wat ‘n lekker storie, dit neem my terug na my kinderdae toe, ek dink ek het net een foto van een van my kerk hoede, die foto was geneem by my niggie se troue, ek was een van die blomme meisies.

          Ek het ‘n mantilla gedra vir my troue, kan jy onthou dit was so in ? Wat het my besiel?

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          • HesterLeyNel says:

            Ek onthou die mantillas. Die gier het oorgewaai daar van Portugal en Spanje af. Onthou jy nog die veerhoedjies (waarvan was dit gemaak? dit was eerder sagte haartjies as vere) en die groot hoede met die omkrulrante wat deur Jackie Kennedy bekendgestel is. O en die nagemaakte luiperdvelhoedjies in die winter? Ag, hoe gril ek nou.

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            • Tokeloshe says:

              Ek is bly jy onthou 😉

              Hee-hee, my ma het ons klere gemaak, elke jaar gaan ons see toe, my ma, ek en my sussie in die selfde strand-jakkies.

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              • HesterLeyNel says:

                My ma het ook al my klere gemaak totdat ek uit die huis was. Ek het ‘n beste vriendin gehad wat net so ‘n entjie van ons af gewoon het en van standerd ses tot matriek het my ma sommer so nou en dan vir albei van ons eenderse rokkies gemaak. Die mense het gedink ons was susters.

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