I have had a love/hate relationship with artisan headpins for a long time, so I have been buying them and encouraging myself to use them. I was pleased with these.
I want to share with you how I wrapped these. I have never done this before but it worked the way I'd hoped it would, although there was a little bit of chaos along the way.
First I made a charm out of the headpins, leaving some of the wire and wrapping it loosely with the remainder of the headpin wire.
I prefer 20-gauge wire for this kind of wrapping, but the natural Turquoise nuggets wouldn't take it. 22 would be a little wimpy for the lower wrap so I decided to use two strands, one of each. But the 20 gauge could only go as far as the ceramic disk. So after putting the two wires through the loop of the charm, I bundled all four pieces together and crimped them with the chain nose pliers, then used one of the 20-gauge strands to do most of the wrapping below the disk. I then put the disk on the 3 strands that were left. I took the remaining 20-gauge strand and one 22-gauge strand and brought them down as a wrap over the edge of the disk and wrapped both around the "neck" of the earring. I finished off the top in the normal fashion on the one remaining 22-gauge wire, hardening it as best I could. Then went back down to the two wires that came over the disk, made sure their wrapping was snug, cut the 22 wire and finished off the bottom wrapping with the remaining 20 gauge. Whew!
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Thank you for stopping by today. Have a Happy Tuesday! I'll be back on May 3rd. Hope to see you then. The most wonderful Nikki Zehler will be here tomorrow. :o)
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