The most basic of earring designs can include just a single bead and headpin. What better way to amplify your designs than with one of these great headpin ideas for jewelry making you can incorporate with your next piece. Make this functional finding turn into a creative element with only a few simple supplies. Here are some great headpin ideas to make today.
1. Ball Pins
These sterling silver ball head pins are made with 26 gauge wire making any wire wrapping project easy to do. With a 1mm size ball, this style can easily accentuate small pearls, glass bicones, or stone beads.
2. Paddle Headpins
Paddle headpins are designed to stop a bead from immediately falling off the pin by offering a flattened wire end. These are a perfect option for creating a floating style design to your pieces and pair well with stone bead styles that have a deepened color and wider hole.
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3. Rose Headpins
For unique and creative bead designs, incorporate some rose headpins into your pieces. These are a perfect solution for many wide opening murano glasswork designs. These pins are made with a spiral bottom with a 5mm diameter and length 1.5 inch. These headpins were made using 20 gauge wire for a solid framework.
4. Spiral Headpins
Adding some handcrafted spiral headpins to your designs is a perfect way to spotlight many bead styles. In the above image, you will find one variation of spiral headpins that are hammered and slightly altered with the center pulled out for a loosely laid end.
5. Headpins Fiddlehead
These loosely spiral end headpins are hammered for strength and shine and oxidized for a dark antique look. These fiddlehead headpins are made with 22 gauge wire for solid form but ease in wire wrapping your top closure.
6. Coil Headpins
These black iron headpins are made with a coiled end and heavily oxidized for a great vintage look. A perfect style for many glass and darkened stone looks. These coil headpins are made from 21 gauge wire and are 2 inches in length.
7. Semi Swirl Headpins
These semi swirl headpins are constructed with thickened 18 gauge wire for a solid hammered shine at the end. These pins can be additionally tumbled for high shine and hardness.
8. Leaf Headpins
These leaf headpins offer an added style you can easily incorporate into your jewelry designs. With an added dangle at the end, you can simply add a single bead to the pin, close and be finished or use as a decorative feature in itself. These pins are tumbled to harden and polished with renaissance wax to maintain the finish.
9. Copper Squiggle Headpins
These squiggle end headpins are constructed with 22 gauge wire and oxidized for a dark patina look. With these curled pins, they are hammered for added strength and shine. These headpins are a perfect choice for those looking to expand their jewelry designs by wrapping seed beads between each squiggle or used for the bottom of other attached bead options.
10. Trefoil Headpins
These trefoil headpins are made with 20 gauge wire for strong formation and custom created with curves for added texture and design. The trefoil part measures at a quarter of an inch. This style is a great option for square and rectangular shaped beads.