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!