You’ve probably noticed that purchased headpins feature prominently in much of my jewelry making, but did you know that you can easily make your own out of wire?
The wire spirals add a little something special to these earrings. Keep in mind that you can make them any size you want to suit your particular beads and taste.
Like I mention in the video, after finishing these, I kinda wish I’d made the spirals out of a different color wire. Who knows, I may take them apart and redo. That’s the beauty of making it yourself. 🙂
- two glass beads
- two metal spacers
- two #6 seed beads
- two ear wires
- two 3-inch pieces 22-gauge wire
- jewelry hammer
- round nose pliers
- chain nose pliers
- wire cutters
- To form head pin, use round nose pliers to begin a loop on one 3-inch piece of wire. Use chain nose pliers to tighten up loop; then continue to make spiral until it’s the desired size. Lightly tap with jewelry hammer to harden wire.
- Slide glass bead onto headpin; then add metal spacer and #6 seed bead. Use chain nose and round nose pliers to make a wrapped loop.
- Open ear wire and slide on loop. Repeat to make second earring.