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Fired up the old butane torch today to try making ball head pins. Not successful with copper. Maybe my torch doesn't get hot enough or I tried too heavy a gauge. But, instant success with sterling! The earrings were made by adding a glass bead onto the wire after balling one end. Then holding the bead up out of the way with long locking tweezers, I balled up the other end. I kept the oxidation on the ends because I loved the two toned look this gives the earrings.


Sterling wire, glass beads

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  1. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I just saw these on your blog. So pretty. Love both colors. The 2nd color really catches my
    eye. Great wireworking.

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    WOW! WOW! WOW! I’m so looking forward to becoming as talented with wire as you are.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Great job, I’m new to beading, but I did play a little bit with the torch,I noticed that the torch has to be full to get the right heat, butane will be sufficient for copper wire gauge 20 and up, for anything thicker you need a propane, good luck :D

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Lynda, these are great! I need to get a torch!

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
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  7. Frida
    Frida says:

    Love them!!

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