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  • recsecrets@aol.com
    I am looking for a pattern to make swap sized flag pins with beads and safety pins. would like all diffrent countries. if any one knows anything about this
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 5, 2001
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      I am looking for a pattern to make swap sized flag pins with beads
      and safety pins. would like all diffrent countries. if any one
      knows anything about this please email me the directions. thanks
      your a great bunch of ladies and gents.
      pam Holley
      troop 489
      florida
    • Phyllis L. Owens
      ... From: recsecrets@aol.com [SMTP:recsecrets@aol.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 5:10 PM To: gscoutmate@yahoogroups.com Subject: [gscoutmate] flag
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 5, 2001
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        -----Original Message-----
        From: recsecrets@... [SMTP:recsecrets@...]
        Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 5:10 PM
        To: gscoutmate@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [gscoutmate] flag pins

        Hi,
        I have only made pins for the American Flag but if you look closely at the
        design (assuming something relative simple) you can probably figure
        something out. The beads are strung on safety pins in vertical rows and
        each pin is attached to a single (across the top pin which is also used to
        fasten the pin to your swap hat or vest or whatever)

        Technique:
        1. Slide the appropriate number (varies with the size of beads used) of
        safety pins onto the top anchor pin
        2. String beads on the vertically hanging beads and close the pins

        That's all there is to it. It takes relatively small beads for this to
        look good. Think of a grid and map out your pattern on it. Each bead
        color fills a square in the grid. Generally, circles are hard, but
        straight vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines work out pretty well.
        When I made the American Flag, we just used one white bead to represent
        the star so the 1st pin was strung as follows,
        1 blue, 1 white, 1 blue,1 white, 1 blue, 1 white, 1 blue, ... then several
        red, several white, several red.... You don't have to be terrible accurate
        for the pattern to be obvious. I don't think we included all 50 white
        beads in the blue field but you can see how it would look.

        I hope this helps. It seem confusing to me, but actually was pretty
        simple. It might be difficult for younger girls if the beads and pins are
        too small.


        I am looking for a pattern to make swap sized flag pins with beads
        and safety pins. would like all diffrent countries. if any one
        knows anything about this please email me the directions. thanks
        your a great bunch of ladies and gents.
        pam Holley
        troop 489
        florida





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