I posted instructions on how to make fancy pins in one of the earlier swaps hostessed by Mariposa. You can go back in the swaps page and find them. Several other people added to the instructions. I am so pleased to see so many people adding fancy pins to their pincushions. My sister, sucia, started making them when she felt too sick to do anything else. She was so pleased with her pins that she stayed up all night and used most of my stock of beads. LOL It was terrific to see her enjoying herself so much. Also, we have a stock of fancy pins now instead of a stock of beads. She added fancy pins to her two swap needlecases as well as her pincushions. They are very easy to make.