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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...

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,...

How do you make your own headpins?

"Making Headpins from Wire" video how-to and instructions and "Making Ball-Tip Headpins with a Butane Torch" video how-to and illustrated...

How do you add beads to the cell phone cords?

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

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

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

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...

What can you make using 3-3.5 inch head pins 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 head pin such as the one displayed, which is made with wire that is approximately 18-gauge, thread on large-hole glass or metal beads then...

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 determine the size of the wire by using the FREE...

How does the gauge of the head pin coordinate with the size of the head pin?

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

What is the most secure way to attach an eye pin or head pin to a design?

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

I use a gold head pin that is easier to bend than the craft-store variety. Would that be a gold-filled head pin? 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...

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?

TierraCast BeadAligners™ are designed to prevent beads with larger holes from sliding and wobbling on standard-size stringing material.If your bead...

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'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...

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...

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...

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 head pin 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 head pins as their holes are...

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