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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Make Your Own Head Pins

Making your own "head pins" is a great way to use scraps of wire.

When making your own head pins, you will actually be making an eye pin by creating a loop at the end of the wire which will serve as the "head". This technique creates a different look than ready made head pins and can be intentionally used as a design element.

I created earrings by dangling beads onto handmade pins that accent each bead with small delicate loops.

You can create the loops as large or small as your like, as long as they will hold the beads. You can also get creative by making swirls and other designs for added detail. You can use this technique to add beads to chains, and create bracelet and necklaces.

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