Ready to try some creative wire-working? These kilt pin brooches are great practice and they're a fun way to use up extra beads in your collection.
Kilt pin brooches are a versatile style statement you'll want in your wardrobe These fun accessories can be added to any ensemble for a little pizzazz and now you can make your own. Adorn them with beads, charms and dangles for a personalized look. The instructions below will get you on the way to creating completely custom pins for your jewelry collection.
We used Copper and Antique Copper Artbeads Designer Wire in an 18 gauge size to create our pins. You will make a basic wire kilt pin to create the foundation for all of our variations.
Start making your kilt pin brooch. Before making the spring at the end of the pin, add one Czech glass 5mm bronze faceted roundel bead, three Dakota Stones 8mm mixed impression jasper roundel beads and another Czech glass bead. Coil a short length of wire around a scrap piece of wire, to ensure the coil is tight. Slide the coil onto the pin next to the beads to prevent them from sliding. Finish your pin.,
Start making a pin. Before making the spring at the end of the pin, make a loop in the wire for adding a dangle. Finish your pin in the same manner as above. Slide a TOHO 8/0 bead round in matte opaque terra cotta onto a TierraCast copper 2-inch 21 gauge head pin, followed by a Czech glass mustard with copper patina owl bead and a 6mm Czech glass red, orange and yellow with gold wash pressed saucer bead. Attach it to the loop in the pin by making a wrapped loop at the top of the beads.
Start making a pin. Before making the spring at the end of the pin, make three loops in the wire for adding dangles. Finish your pin in the same manner as above. Add a 2mm fire-polished bead in copper bronze patina to a head pin, followed by a Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Burgundy. Attach it to one of the outside loops on the pin by creating a wrapped loop at the top of the beads. Make the same dangle and attach it to the other outside loop in the same manner. Add a Czech glass mauve with copper finish table cut bicone bead to a head pin, followed by a Swarovski 4mm round pearl in Burgundy. Attach this dangle to the center loop by creating a wrapped loop at the top of the beads.
Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!