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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Beaded Binky Clips:.


I made these binky clips last week, and decided that I should share how to make them!

What you need:
- beads
- beading wire
- crimp beads
- metal clips (found on ebay)
- jump rings
- clasps

I'm going to apologize in advance for the quality of my pictures! I just couldn't get the lighting to work with the camera, so they are fuzzy and bright! Hopefully my directions will at least make sense!

I started out with a long piece of wire. I put about 15 glass sead beads towards the middle of the wire. Then I looped the metal clip on where the seed beads are. Next you'll want to make sure your two ends of the wire are even, and string on a crimp bead through BOTH wires. I thought doubling up the wire would make it more durable! Press your crimp bead down.

Next, string your pattern along the double wire. This is the fun part!

When I got to the end of my pattern, I put a little bling bead there - personal preference of course! I like the idea of having something a little extra next to where the binky is going to be clipped.

String on a crimp bead, followed by a jump ring. Loop your wire around the jump ring and back through the crimp bead to secure it in place. Press your crimp bead down.

String more seed beads after your jump ring. I don't know how many I did, but you can kind of measure how big you want your loop to be as you go.

When you get to the end, string on a crimp bead and then a clasp. I like lobster clasps myself. Pull your wire back through your crimp bead to secure your clasp in place. Press down on your crimp bead.

Loop your binky where the seed beads are, and attach the clasp to the jump ring.

Done!

I think they turned out pretty cute! Now I want to make a whole bunch more for our new baby girl! It's okay if she has multiple colors....right????




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9 comments:

  1. I really like those and it's helped give me some ideas on how to make my holders more versatile, I have all the materials you are speaking of (I used to do bracelets but the binkie holders became more popular). Anyway, thanks for sharing your gems! They are really adorable!

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  2. Hello my friend! I love this! I wish they had these when my babies were small. So So cute! Thanks for all the fun on Friday - it was great! I have really enjoyed getting to know you. I think you are AWESOME!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  3. I somehow found your site(glad I did!!) & I'm expecting a little girl in may, I'm going to have to whip up some of these. I went to the craft store to get supplies earlier!

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  4. So Cute.. sure to keep any little baby girl shabby chic even with a binkie in her mouth!

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  5. I have wanted to try making these for a while now!

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  6. Those are great! If only my baby still had a binky to bling up...ok not really I am glad its gone :) But I am definitely keeping it in mind for my 3rd kid...if it is a girl
    Thanks for linking up to check me out Saturdays

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  7. Could you post what size jump rings and what size crimp beads? I went to the craft store and there are so many different sizes and I'm not sure what size to get.

    Thanks!

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  8. Wow! You are just my one-stop shop for all baby ideas! Now I know why I lost so many binkies... I didn't have one of theses cute clips!! Thanks again for linking up to Baby Week at Oopsey Daisy!
    ~Alison

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Thanks for leaving a comment! I love reading them! I try to reply to questions the best I can, but you can always email me at sumossweetstuff {at} gmail {dot} com.

Sumo:)