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Making Head Pins

Sep 28, 2007
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Designer: Tamara Honaman
Published: September 30, 2007
Technique: Beadmaking

Make your own head pins out of fine silver wire. Fine silver balls quickly and doesn’t require pickle or any extra finishing. Fine silver is more expensive than sterling, but it saves time.

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Cattpound wrote
on Jun 4, 2008 8:14 PM

Will be trying this

on Jun 9, 2008 11:18 AM

i'm going to try this out

sekarisa wrote
on Jul 2, 2008 10:17 PM

Any suggestions on where to buy the torch?

rarebird wrote
on Jul 10, 2008 9:49 AM

I bought a torch at a local hardware store, but also sells them.  Little more pricey there, though.

Sil Cas wrote
on Jul 12, 2008 5:16 PM

muy bueno !!! gracias

queenb wrote
on Jul 19, 2008 5:18 AM

Walmart sells a pretty good Ronson Torch $26.  But if you don't use the right butane it will seem tedious.

The best butane is Vector Quintuplus (filtered 5 times) it really makes a cheap torch seem like magic.  It's found at Williams-Sonoma for $6

trust me on this

I sell fine silver headpins on my website like crazy!


on Sep 7, 2008 7:29 PM

Hi im new to this site! I am wondering if any one knows how to make the head pins that are long and flat at the bottom. Some are also tear drop shaped. I have some of these,only not many. Living in Maine its pretty hard to find some of this stuff without having to order them on line. Are these things just heated up and then hammered flat?

Orionova wrote
on Oct 13, 2008 6:38 PM

There is an error in your materials list, it says to use sterling wire.  Just thought you might like to change it.


on Oct 15, 2009 6:35 AM
looking forward to this Gail