Gunmetal plated head pins range in color from deep gun blue to matte dark gray to shiny black metal. This dramatic plating is fused to a brass core, making these head pins both sturdy and relatively easy to bend. Gunmetal works great in mixed metal designs as well as artisan jewelry. It's also great for repairing vintage jewelry and making Neo-Victorian designs. The heads on these standard pins fits flush against beads for when you want a clean simple end on your custom dangles. For a lighter, medium gray color try antiqued pewter head pins.