A brad pin is a metal pin with two prongs going down its stem and the top can be coloured or decorative. To use a brad, you stick the metal prongs through, for example, a piece of card, then pull back the prongs on the reverse side to ensure it’s secured.
Brads come in all shapes, sizes, colours and designs. They can be matt colours, shiny colours, plain colours or patterned colours, and they can have decorative tops, flat tops, textured tops or novelty tops. As they’re available in so many different types, it makes them a very versatile embellishing accessory for papercrafters and they can be used in a wide range of papercrafting projects.