Just as described! Perfect size and gauge for my designs! Highly recommend these! Art Beads is Awesome!
I prefer 20 or 21 gauge. 22 is far too soft and, when making a twisted loop, can break very easily even under normal stress. I won't buy 22 gauge again.
For me these are the very best headpins, especially for small dangle earrings. They are the perfect gauge... firm enough to keep the shape and soft enough to make wrapping very easy... the length is perfect... and silver filled looks great without the extra expense of sterling. This is a staple for me.
I've shopped around, looking for less expensive head pins like this, but experience has shown that for consistently high-quality, straight-not-bent headpins, Artbeads is the place to go. These head pins look good and work well however I use them. They're a staple in my beading supplies.