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Yellow Czech Glass Earrings with Custom Copper Head Pins
designed by Pat
Skill LevelBeginner
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size2 Inches

Making your own head pins allows you to get creative with different bead shapes, like the pointed oval beads on display in these earrings.

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You can use simple wire-working techniques to create your own findings for jewelry-making. Artbeads employee Pat did just that when she made these fun earrings. She wanted a head pin long enough to accommodate the pointed oval Czech glass beads, with enough wire left to make a messy wrapped loop at the top, so she made her own! You can see more of these earrings and learn about other wire techniques in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
21x8mm Czech Glass Yellow Opaline with Picasso Finish Pointed Oval Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-1460
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 21 x 8mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
3 $5.49 $4.11
20-Gauge Bare Copper Artistic Wire, 6-Yard Spool
Code AWR20COP6
Material Natural Copper Brand Artistic Wire Thickness 20 Gauge Wire Type Round Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.79
3 $2.59
TierraCast Antique Copper 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
Code CA-0436
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Dimensions 7 x 2.5mm Hole Size 1.2mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.34
20 $0.29
Copper 21 Gauge Round Earwire with Loop (Pair)
Code EAR-0068
Material Natural Copper Thickness 21 Gauge Sold by the Pair
1 $0.17
40 $0.14
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle
Code TOOL-0011
Brand Metal Complex
1 $4.99
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-125
Features Ergonomic Place Of Origin Pakistan
1 $7.99
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-127
Features Ergonomic
1 $7.99
The BeadSmith Whammer Hammer with Interchangeable Nylon and Dapping Heads
Code TOOL-0188
Brand BeadSmith
1 $24.99
3PC 5 1/2-Inch Needle File Set Cut 2
Code TOOL-0018
1 $4.79
The BeadSmith Steel Bench Block
Code BLOCK01
Brand BeadSmith
1 $19.99
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