Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pin Swap ... Come Join In

Hi everybody! I hope the weather wherever you live has been behaving in a nice way. We had some devastating tornadoes in my area last weekend, and we almost never have tornadoes. I live in Hampton, Virginia, and my family lives in Arkansas, and they have had a lot of tornadoes there too in the last week. Major damage and several lives lost, so my prayers to all those affected.

A couple of months ago, my dear friend Jenn invited me over to join Crafter's Digital Art Center (CDAC) and particpate in a beaded stickpin swap. The swap was to make pins in spring colors to be used to decorate cards, scrapbook layouts, or whatever you like. These are a couple of photos of the pins I made.

This first one shows the packaging that I made to present the pins. Inside I used a fabric-wrapped piece of cork as a holder for the pins.

This one is a bunch of the pins I made (yes, I got carried away) stuck into a little blending sponge I had handy.

This shot shows a closeup of a few of the pins.

These are extremely easy to make. There is a quick tutorial on the CDAC Pin Swap thread in the Swap Group that shows you how they are made - the rest is up to your imagination.

I had never worked with beads before, and these were so much fun, that I signed up for the new pin swap, where we are doing various groups for different holiday themes - 4th of July, Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine's Day. I signed up for all of the groups!

We would love to have you join in the fun, so please come on over to CDAC and check it out! You can find the main CDAC site at
. After you join, just look at the "Groups" and find the one for "CDAC Swap Central" and look for the Swap No. 7 - Holiday Colors Beaded Stick Pin Swap. You can sign up for one holiday group or all five - it's up to you! You'll love it!

Thanks for stopping by, and big hugs and Easter blessings to everyone!


  1. Your pins look fantastic! I still need to post my pics of the pins I had received back from the swap! :D

  2. Your pins are so pretty, I've never made a pin in my life but after looking at yours sure want to try.

    :) Lori m

  3. Your pins are gorgeous!! I am going to give it a go one of these days and hope they turn out even half as good as yours!!!

  4. Oh wow Theresa!! These are gorgeous and your two pics look like works of art! I would love to have your permission to paint them. Jot me a note if that would be ok!
    Have a Blessed Easter!

  5. Thanks for getting back to me!! I am thrilled, they are truly gorgeous pins and pics!! I don't know when I will get the chance but I will definitely show them to you when I do (don't hold your breath.. lol, I know it will be
    Thanks also for your kind words! You give me the warm fuzzies!!

  6. It is so beautiful Theresa... LOVE this!

  7. Oh my gosh, Theresa, these are beautiful! I just bought the stuff to try my hand at them. Hope they come out as pretty as yours!

  8. That is so pretty, thanks for sharing!

    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  9. Hi, Theresa, I got caught up in pins too. Now I try to find inventive ways to give them away!!!. Yours are gorgeous!!!

    I found you at Outlawz!!

  10. I made my first stick pin this weekend. Turned out pretty good. I need to make some more!

  11. Hi Theresa! Your pins are gorgeous!!! I have been wanting to try making some and you have inspired me to do so!
    I found your blog on The Outlawz follow me forum and am now a follower!

  12. ohhh... your pins are gorgeous! Love the presentation, too :-)
    Thanks for posting the link to the group :-)))
    Sylvia xx

  13. Love, Love, Love!!
    I MUST try this soon! :)


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