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How to Make Wire Wrapped Head and Eye Pins

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Learn how to make clean, wire-wrapped head and eyes pins for beaded jewelry, from Rings & Things. This is also known as a wrapped loop dangle and adds a professional look to your jewelry.

Wire Wrapped Beaded Head and Eye Pins

 

  1. Use chain-nose pliers to grasp the wire just above the top of the bead.
     
  2. Use your fingers to bend the wire sharply over the top of the pliers, at a 90° angle. You should have 2-3mm of straight wire between the bead and the bend (less for fine-gauge wire, more for heavy wire or more wraps).
     
  3. Use round-nose pliers to grasp a spot just above the bend, and use your fingers to smoothly bend the wire all the way around the tip of the pliers. (For different sizes of loops, bend the wire around thinner or thicker portions of the pliers’ tip.)
     
  4. Now use pliers to grasp the wire firmly across the loop. Use your fingers or chain-nose pliers to carefully wrap the wire around the stem. For best control, experts recommend you break this step into a series of half wraps.
     
  5. Trim excess with flush cutters.

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Loved seeing this helpful hint!! I just started making jewelry and you just showed me a more professional and "neater" way of designing with my head and eyepins rather than just cutting excess and looping!! Just started looking around on your website and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! Thank you so much for this and all your other great tips and ideas!!!

I used this method with a sideways drilled hole in a teardrop shaped bead, smaller point, and it worked well. Tho I do need practice. It was in a kit I got .

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