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