How to Embed a Pin Back into Ultra Suede for Jewelry Designs

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Designer: Julie Bean
In this video, see how to professionally finish your jewelry designs by embedding a pin back into ultra suede. This is great for bead embroidery and other jewelry projects. Easy to do and results are polished and clean.
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Hi, this is Julie with today I want to show you how to embed a pin back into an ultra suede backing for your bead embroidery or broach projects. A lot different applications for this. So if you were to do a cabachon here where I've bead embroidered around it. Let's see it you want to it into a broach. If you finish the piece like this first and you want to add a pin back you'd have to just sit it on top of this suede backing like this. You could either stitch on or you could glue it. Either way though you're going to see this back panel of it. Now here's another broach I did. This is a little different because I do have some filigree pieces here sandwiched between. But you'll see with this broach back what I did was actually embeded a broach into the suede so that you don't see this backing. You just see a nice solid piece of suede and then the two actual closure points showing. So I'm going to show you how to do that. It's really very easy to do. So take your backing what you're going to do Now I haven't cut this one to size. If you were going do it on something like this you would want to cut it roughly to size that you have a good idea where to place this. We're going to open up the pin back and then we're going to go ahead lay it where we want it to be on our piece of suede. Now we're just going to lower it ever so slightly down a little bit. I just got a regular pen right here. I'm going to make a mark right here up along the interior edge of one side and then the interior edge of the other side. Just two little marks. I'm going to go ahead fold my suede piece in half. Make a little snip. I'm going to do that on the other mark as well. Make sure this is a deep enough snip. Here we go and then we're going to go ahead and this is going to be the backside so we don't see those marks on the front side and we're going to thread first the end which has the extra little piece of wire protruding out of it first. This is going to be a little bit more challenging to get that one through later. I'm just putting it right through that little slit I made. It comes up the top and then on this one I'm just going to pull it over so that went through as well. There we have it nicely embeded. Now you can do one of two things. You can put a little bit of glue right under here if you like or if you know you're going to be gluing this onto the backing here you can just put glue on top of when you glue the piece all the way on. So just go like that. So then what you gonna do is you're going trim this according to size. If you're going to do an application like this you're just going to trim it however big you want it. And then if you were to do let's say let me finish trimming this real quick. Of course you would trim this quite a bit better. You'd be a bit more careful. I'm just going to show you how easy it is to trim this down. If you're going to do something like this you would trim this outer edge to be a little bit larger than this side and at this point you'd just have you Lacy's Stiff Stuff on the back. You would put it on. Glue it Lacy's Stiff Stuff. an entry in your actual tersely backing to match the expectantly sees and that is all there is to embedding took him back into ultra suede phir bhi timber jewelry and other projects Go to for all of your beading supply needs!

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