The loop size will depend on how much wire you leave past the end of your beads, and around which part of your pliers you bend the loop. A good loop size is usually about 1/3 of the way from the tip of your pliers, with about 8mm of wire.
Use round needle-nose pliers.
If using an eye pin, decide which way you want the loop to go - the same direction as the premade loop on the other end, or 90º off. Keep this direction in mind as you bend the rest of the wire.
Cut off any excess wire (we suggest retaining 8mm above the top of your beads).
Grip the pin just above the top bead (at the arrow above), and bend the wire sharply toward you.
Grasp the tip of the wire with pliers, and bend smoothly away from you, around the pliers.
Antiqued Copper Plated Ball End Head Pin, Thin, 1.5"
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2 Reviews /
Avg Rating: 1 /10
1.5" (38mm) thin ball-end head pin components. Approximately 0.02" diameter (24 gauge/0.5mm). Approximately 1.8mm ball end. Plated over brass. Antiqued copper plate has been darkened to provide a "distressed" (oxidized) appearance. Thin head pins are for small-hole beads. April 2014: We have upgraded these pins to a new, more flexible version. Great for wrapped loops!
Thank you for bringing this problem to our attention. I have spot checked our stock and the issue of breakage seems to be limited to the 24g. Ball End Head Pins with Antique plating. I have contacted the vendor and we will be doing our best to resolve thi
Poor qualityextremely brittle
By Shy Girl on 3/18/2013
Almost all of the pins that I've tested from my latest purchase are brittle & can't be bent/wrapped/looped without breaking. This is a frequently problem with Rings & Things headpins. I need to find another supplier since the quality is so inconsistent.