I bought a value pack of safety pins for this project since I didn’t know how many I would actually need. I ended up needing about 100 pins to make one bracelet. I also used thin elastic, but I would recommend getting a thick elastic for more stability.
Start by opening up your pins and threading on your beads, then closing the pin. Since I am using a multi-pack of small beads, I started by making sure they all fit and looked good on the pins. This project would also look great with multi-colored seed beads of the same size. The pack I used is a mix of black, white, and gray beads.
Once you’ve strung on all your pins, tie off the ends of the elastic. I used two pins on either side and tied the ends of the elastic to them so that the rest wouldn’t slip off. This is only temporary so that you can work with the bracelet during the next step.
Next, thread the elastic through the other side of each of the safety pins. When you start threading you’ll start to notice the bracelet gaining stability. When you get to the end cut the elastic and leave a small length to tie the ends together on each side.