I'm playing around with the idea of using silk scraps with pearls to make colorful pinsies. You can see that the blue silk strip at the top is a selvage, so not as much fraying there. There's one pearl between each silk strip. Maybe 2 or 3 pearls would be better. Also, maybe the strips could be trimmed shorter.
These might look better on a design wall or bulletin board. They take up a lot of space on a pincushion. Of course a larger pincushion is another option. :) Any suggestions?