Today’s project is from a Craftsy class, Make Your Own Wirework Findings. I’ve wanted to try it for a while, but didn’t have the heavy gauge wire necessary.
These headpins are 12 gauge copper wires with one end hammered into a paddle shape. You then slide on the beads (the green ones are lampwork beads I made a long time ago when I had a lampwork studio) and then roll over the loop. Simple, but quite interesting.
Watching Lisa demonstrate in the class I always had the feeling there was something tricky and mine would never come out shaped nicely, but her tips and tricks made them come out pretty good, imo.
The next step will be to make some matching ear wires, also taught in this class.
Check back on Monday for day 6 of Make It In March. In the meantime, happy creating!