by Craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
Pony Beads: red, white and blue
Two chenille stems
Thread approximately 27 pony beads on a chenille stem, in a red, white, and blue sequence. (There is no right or wrong number of beads. Place beads on the stem, but leave enough room at each end to be able to twist it to hold the circle together.)
Begin to form into a tight circle, and twist the end of the stem between two beads to hold the coil together.
Coil the entire length into a circle, and twist between two beads to hold the circle together.
Twist the same end of the stem around the top of a hair pin.
Cut another 1 inch piece of chenille stem, and twist it around one side of the hair pin to hold the circle of beads on the hair pin.
Photo 6 shows the finished hair pin!