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Head pins can be used to make homemade earrings and charms. Our assortment includes head pins and eye pins for jewellery making. Choose from several types of head pins.

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Make your own jewellery with head pins and other findings

Making your own jewellery can be a really fun, cosy project to try. You can get a lot of different equipment to make your own professional jewellery workshop in the comfort of your own home. It's easy to make pieces of jewellery simply by threading beads on an elastic thread, but there are many other pieces of equipment that make jewellery making much more fun.

To make jewellery, you'll need a variety of beads, charms and a lot of different tools. The equipment you need also depends on the jewellery you want to make. You can make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. And they can be made in many different ways. You can design exactly the jewellery you want or have been dreaming about.

One thing that is important to have in jewellery making is head pins or findings. These come in handy if you want to make homemade charms and earrings. There are various types of findings, including head pins, ball pins and eye pins. They come in different colours plus gold or silver and are available in different sizes. When working with head pins or other types of findings, you'll need to use a pair of tongs to shape the pin once you've added beads to make your homemade charm. Your homemade charm can be used for earrings, necklaces or bracelets.

Head pins, ball pins and eye pins

As mentioned, there are different types of findings.  They're all used in basically the same way, but they look different. Head pins have a round, flat end in the form of a tiny plate that stops the bead from falling off the pin. The flat end is hard to see when beads are attached to the pin. This is ideal for using if you want to make a very simple piece of jewellery.

Ball pin findings have a ball at the tip that looks like a tiny bead. Eye pins, as you might have guessed from the name, have a small 'eye' at the tip of the pin to keep the bead in place. All these types of finding can be used to make jewellery. Just choose the one that best suits your project.

The different findings come in different lengths and different pack sizes. There are smaller packs for people who want to make just a few pieces of jewellery and bigger ones for those who plan to make a lot of jewellery. Once you start making your own jewellery however, you may find it hard to stop.

Make homemade gifts for birthdays and Christmas

Homemade jewellery pieces are unique and special. They're not something you can just go out and buy in any store. Everyone in the family can have a go at making homemade jewellery. Children and adults alike can have fun playing with beads and crafting fun and beautiful pieces of jewellery. The equipment used for jewellery production can always be adapted to suit the age group that will be working with it. For example, you can make simple chains by using beads and some elastic cord. This is an activity that everyone in the family can try. Use lots of beautiful beads in different sizes and colours and you're sure to produce some fine pieces of jewellery.

If you prefer the more professional form of jewellery making, you can get head pins, ball pins and pliers to make your own charms.

Whether you make it with head pins or elastic cord, homemade jewellery is the perfect gift idea. When you get a homemade piece of jewellery, you have a one-of-a-kind product that no one else has. It’s makes a great birthday gift or Christmas present. You can also make your own gift boxes, which you can use to package the jewellery in. 

Create your own charms

Charms can be used to make many different types of jewellery. You can make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. You can make simple pieces with a single charm, or you can add several different kinds of charms to the same piece. You could also make a jewellery series consisting of a pair of earrings, a necklace and a bracelet. Then you have your very own unique jewellery set.

You can buy charms to use to make your jewellery, but you can also make your own charms. To make your own charms, you'll need to use a head pin, eye pin or ball pin. You'll also need some beads. In addition, you'll need some tools to bend the finding or head pin so that it can become a charm. You can use a pair of pliers for this. You can get pliers that are designed especially for jewellery making.

To make your homemade charm, place a bead on the head pin. If you want to add more beads, simply add them to the pin. It all depends on the look you're aiming for. Once you've placed the number of beads you want on the finding, you need to bend the pin and twist it to form an eye so that you can attach it to a chain, for example. Finally, cut off the rest of the finding's stem using a wire cutter. If you need further inspiration on how to make jewellery, check out our extensive idea catalogue for more ideas on what to make for your next craft project.

A wealth of jewellery-making equipment

There's something really special and fascinating about making your own jewellery. There are no limits to what kind of beautiful and unique pieces you can make in your own home. You can get a wide range of tools for jewellery making that enable you to make pieces that look extremely professional.

When you make your own jewellery, you can create exactly the look you want. For example, you can make a necklace with either a leather cord or a chain. Add a homemade charm and you have a piece that's one of a kind. You can also get tools for making your own earrings, brooches or bracelets. Just use your imagination and you'll be surprised how many ideas you can come up with. Of course, an important part of jewellery making is beads. These are available in many different shapes, sizes and colours. There’s sure to be something to suit your taste.

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