I’ve always been fascinated by safety pin pins! After the tragedy of 9-11, my friend Nancee and I made hundreds of these pins with an American Flag design. We sent these pins to NYC and the Pentagon as a way of expressing our concern and care for the survivors of the overwhelming tragedy.
Making the flag pins was calming and help ease our worries and fears. There is something relaxing about sliding the beads onto the safety pins, and then sliding the beaded safety pins onto a final safety pin and the American flag emerges. Flags are just one of the designs that can be done with safety pins. All kinds of motifs are used including hearts, animals, flowers, and symbols.
Here are some sites that have the patterns and instructions for making safety pin pins.