Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Clever Coiled Headpin Idea for Bracelets

By on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 6 Comments

Many of us add little headpin dangles to chain bracelets.  Want to try something different?  Check out the Berrylicious Bracelet tutorial by Spoilt Rotten Beads.

The bracelet uses headpins alright but instead of cutting off the unused section of the stems, each head pin is completely coiled.  It saves throwing away the bits of metal!

The result is a funky coiled wire effect which couldn't be easier as it is then strung on elastic or stretchy cord. This project is best suited for those who buy their head pins in bulk as you need about 100 headpins.  The coils can be made more evenly if you use a small bail forming pliers instead of the chain nose ones.

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6 comments:

  1. Ah, I wondered how they did those coil bracelets. At first I thought they used an awful lot of jumprings. Now I have another job that my, increasingly over worked, bail pliers can do.

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  2. This looks wonderful. Will be checking it out. Thanks

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  3. I hate throwing away cut out end of headpins so this sounds like a fun idea

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  4. Very pretty and so simple to make. Thanks for sharing this wonder tutorial. Will give it a try.

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  5. Can you send me a link to buy the tools needed for this project?

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    1. Deborah - the tools are just a round nose pliers and cutters. You could use a toe nail cutter at a pinch to cut the headpins. Otherwise a flush cutter is used.

      The chain nose pliers and flush cutters are standard jewelry making tools that can be bought from your local jewelry supply store, Michaels or online stores like Fire Mountain Gems, Art Beads, Goody Beads and so on :

      http://www.firemountaingems.com/shop/chain-nose-pliers

      http://www.firemountaingems.com/search/?keywords=flush+cutters

      Hope this helps.

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