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What is the most secure way to attach an eyepin or headpin to a design?

This is always a designer's challenge! I have found the most secure way of attaching and is with a wrapped loop or maybe a simple loop.Because...

What is the definition of a "finding"?

A "finding" is a jewelry-making term which defines a metal component used to connect and assemble jewelry. They are products used to thread through,...

What gauge wire is used for headpins/eyepins when using Swarovski crystals?

The gauge of wire we recommend depends on whether you are finishing the headpin with a simple loop or a wrapped loop.Choose a heavier gauge headpin...

What are metal headpins made of?

Plated headpins are made from a base metal or brass--many being white brass. Precious metal headpins include the same composition as other precious...

How do you make your own headpins?

video how-to and instructions and video how-to and illustrated instructions. These resources detail how wire can be transformed into four different...

What can you make using 3-3.5 inch headpins with a designer end with loop? I find it is too thick for most of my beads. Any design ideas for them?

To use a headpin such as the one displayed, which is made with wire that is approximately 18-gauge, thread on large-hole glass or metal beads then...

I use a gold headpin that is easier to bend than the craft-store variety. Would that be a gold-filled headpin? They cost $3.20 for 10, and now I'm not sure what to order.

At that price, it seems like you are using gold-filled headpins. The thinner the gauge, the more easily they can be bent. Finer, lighter weight...

I have jade stones that I would like to attach to a chain. What is the best way to attach them using a headpin? Should I use a jumpring or is there a better way?

Wrapped loops are the most secure way to attach your jade stones to a chain if they are drilled top to bottom. Place the bead onto the heaviest gauge...

How does the gauge of the headpin coordinate with the size of the headpin?

Since the headpin is made of wire, it is measured in gauges. Common gauges for headpins range from 18-gauge (thick) to 26-gauge (thin). Choose the...

What size headpin should I use with the different sizes of beads?

If you are making components, using small crystals (4mm), small pearls (4mm) or gemstone beads (4mm or smaller), you may want to use the 0.021-inch...

I am making a rosary and am looking for the thickest and strongest eyepin. I have had trouble with the loops stretching open under normal stress. Any suggestions?

The 21-gauge (0.028 inch) eyepins are a solid and dependable finding, great for most projects requiring a heavier weight eyepin. This gauge is...

Is there a rule of thumb for what gauge of headpins to use for various projects (i.e. making dangles on earrings, adding a dangle to a bracelet, etc.)?

The primary rule of thumb is to choose the heaviest gauge that fits through the bead hole. You can find common bead hole sizes by referring to the...

What are eyepins used for?

Eyepins can be used to create dangles and links. Add your desired beads to an eyepin then form a loop at the top, which will give you a loop on each...

Is there any way to make the hole of a moderately sized bead smaller so it will work well on a headpin or Accu-Flex® beading wire?

are designed to prevent beads with larger holes from sliding and wobbling on standard-size stringing material.If your bead holes are too small for...

What is the best way to straighten badly bent head and eye pins?

Using a pair of chain-nose pliers in your non-dominant hand, grip the headpin directly below the head (so you don't flatten it) or flat across the...

Will .025-inch precious metal headpins go through cultured freshwater pearls?

A 0.025-inch diameter (22-gauge) headpin will typically work with a larger (6-8mm) cultured freshwater pearl as their drill hole sizes are larger...

I'd like to make a rosary, using either wood or glass round beads. What kind of chain do I use? I've never worked with chain before.

Rosaries are typically created by adding a bead to a length of wire and finishing the ends with a simple loop, or by adding a bead to an eyepin and...

How do you add beads to the cell phone cords?

The mini /zipper pulls are designed to attach to your cell phone by looping the cord through the lanyard holes found on the side or top of some phone...

What is the best way to make a simple loop at the top of a headpin that will keep multiple beads on the headpin from twirling around (so that they stay stable and facing forward)?

The best way to secure a bead, or beads, in place on a headpin is to make the simple loop very close to and slightly inside the hole of the last...

What is the best gauge headpin to use for 2'' dangle earrings? I'm looking for something that is thin enough to work with, but thick enough that the earrings won't bend too easily. Thanks.

The best gauge depends on the beads you're designing with. For example, most lightweight pearls require 24- or 26-gauge headpins as their holes are...

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