About a month ago I was given some jewelry making stuff, so the past week or so I’ve been piecing some of it together. I’m pretty pleased with the results, and I can hardly wait to make more.
Before I get to the tutorial, let me show you what I’ve made.
- Slide the bead onto the head pin.
- Carefully bend the head pin at the top of the bead. I used the pliers to hold the bead a couple of times, but if your beads have a finish on them, you might scrape the finish off. lesson learned
- Use the wire cutting part of your pliers (held on side closest to the bead), cut the pin approximately 1/4 inch beyond the bead.
- Use the round end of your pliers to grasp the end of the pin and curve the pin by using a rolling motion to fold it over a single round prong. You may need to release the pin, regrip, and continue rolling again until the end of the pin forms a closed loop.