Have you seen one of the newer trends, to embellish your cards with beautiful and unique "stick pins"?
These are typically found stuck in a bow, or behind a flower, or even simply as the featured item on the card. I'd been looking for ultra-sweet stick pins without having to pay a small fortune ... without success.
So what does a crafter do, but make her own!
Here are just a few of the EmbEllies' Card Pins I've made for my own use. I've made them two different ways: first, by straightening out earring wires into a pin; second, by using beading head pins.
I then thread the pins with unique glass or metal beads I've found back when my principal hobby was beadmaking. A tightened crimp bead below the bead holds the EmbEllie* in place.
Would you like to win a half-dozen EmbEllies? Why not?! I'll randomly pick a follower who comments on this post and/or any of my posts from now through through March 27 (midnight EST). One post per day, please. Please include a way to contact you, when you win!
I'm a HOP STOP for two hops this weekend, so there will be extra opportunities to win more blog candy this weekend. So stop back too!!
♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥
(*What in the world is an EmbEllie? Ellie ... that's me ... the term of endearment my hubby uses for me. When I started making and marketing my own embellishments, I started calling them Ellie's Embellies, but that sounded redundant, so EmbEllie it is. For now!)