Hat pins aren't just for decorating hats -- in previous generations, when more women had long hair and elaborate hats, hat pins were pinned into the hair-dos underneath the hat, to help hold the heavy hats properly into place. And perhaps the better-known fact: women often kept their hat pins quite sharp, in case they were needed for stabbing the hands of "handsy gentlemen".
Hat Pin findings from Rings & Things also work great as lapel pins for coats and blazers, if you add a clutch.
All of our hat pins have a head at one end to prevent beads from falling off. After adding your decorations, finish other end with crimp beads and/or a dab of glue. Many of our base-metal beads fit perfectly on our hat pins. However, to fit pearls on to them, you will need to use a bead reamer to enlarge the pearl hole.