Eyepins can also be used by simply cutting the eyepin to size, gluing the straight wire end into the half-drilled pearls leaving you a looped drop to design with. Headpins and wire along with loop-making techniques can be used to create your own eyepins and drops. Please note: half-drilled pearls generally have a small drill hole that will accommodate smaller gauge wire.
Fine silver upeye findings are another option for half-drilled pearls. They can be used as is or kiln fired into a metal clay design and the pearl glued in place after firing. Gluing half-drilled pearls onto the ends of memory wire makes a beautiful termination.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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