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Hi everyone, this is Jessica from JewelryTutorialHQ.com and Bespangled Beads on Etsy.
I have a quick tutorial for you today - I'm going to show you how to make these pretty
Making your own headpins is great because you can make them as long as you need them
so you can use them for bigger beads or for making fancy wraps with lots of wire at the
I am starting with a 3 inch piece 26 gauge wire. Basically your coil is going to take
up 1/2 inch so you just start with a piece of wire that's 1/2 inch longer than the finished
length of headpin that you want.
Using my round nose pliers - you'll see these are pretty fine at the tip
Grab the wire as close to the end of the pliers as you can and make sure it's not sticking
out between the jaws.
Start turning the wire gently to form a coil. And I'm going to go around two full times
from the point where I started and stop when I see that end of the wire again.
I'm going to reposition my pliers and then pull the wire so it's up straight in line
with the pliers
so you have something like this. And notice that the wire is coming from the bottom of
And I'm just going to feed that end back through the top of the coil
and then pull it through.
You can use your chain nose pliers to get a better grip and pull to just slide the knot
up towards the end until you can't go anymore.
So the knot is finished but it's a little bit crooked, so again using my chain nose
pliers I'm just going to gently straighten that up.
Now occasionally you might find that you have kinks in the wire. It's a good idea - if you
have these nylon jawed pliers these are awesome, you can just use them to straighten out any
kinks in the wire.
These work great - I use them all the time.
And now you've got a finished knotted headpin.
Let me show you what it looks like on a bead. Now we're not going to cover the wrapping
part today - I'm going to save that for another video which will be coming soon,
so if you enjoyed this video and you'd like to see more please be sure to subscribe to
my channel and you won't miss the next video.
Also I'll have these finished headpins for sale in my bead shop along with these pretty
blue pearls - that's BespangledBeads.etsy.com.
I hope you'll stop by for a look. Thanks for watching!