Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lampwork head pins

A couple months ago, Sharon Peters posted a tutorial on how to make headpins using sterling silver wire with lampwork at the end and I have been addicted to making them ever since.  I just LOVE them!  Here's a link to the tutorial: http://lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=212284


They are pretty easy to do and don't take too long to assemble.  They do have to cure for 24 hours, though.  I love how shiny and untarnished the silver wire is.  That's always been my beef with doing them on copper or steel wire.  They aren't exactly "jewelry ready" if the rest of your piece is done in shiny silver.  I love these for wire wrapping with a loop and dangling from a plain chain.  So fun, so playful!


So, thank you Sharon!  I have had a blast making these! 



7 comments:

The Horse Lady said...

I think your headpins are LOVELY!!! I made some for a customer and used sharp pins but just cut off the end. She needed them for her work.

la mar de bonita said...

Oh Lori, they are great and typically your style: a lot of happiness shines through!
Greetings fom Austria, Michi

Lori Peterson said...

Many thanks to you both!

Pink Sands said...

lol, I made my first ones on copper wire last night thinking.. surely nobody makes these. Yours are awesome!

AutEv said...

I've been making silver headpins directly on fine silver wire, but I can definitely see the advantage of making a fancier headpin bead on a mandrel! Your headpins turned out very lovely!

Lisa said...

Beautiful and unique! Well done! :)

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