Wire wrapping a fully drilled bead with a headpin is a simple wire wrapping technique that will allow you to create a wide variety of jewellery designs. On this page we share the jewellery making supplies you need and step by step instructions on how to wire wrap a bead with a headpin.
Headpins can be used to create earring drops, attaching charms to bracelets and more. Available in sterling silver, plated and 9ct gold in a range of sizes to suit your needs.
You will need a gemstone bead! We have so many beautiful beads to choose from in a range of gemstones in many shapes and sizes to choose from.
Follow our simple guide below on how to wire wrap a bead using a headpin.
Thread your bead onto the headpin so that it sits on the head.
Create a loop with the headpin by wrapping it around the tip of round nose pliers.
Wrap the headpin until there is no excess remaining - if you can not do this before the bead starts you can trim it off with side cutters. For a neat finish use snipe nose pliers to squeeze the end of headpin close into the coil. Your bead is now finished and ready to incorporate into a whole array of jewellery designs!
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