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This what I have been working on this week. I have always wanted to make my own headpins, so I watched a few tutorials and here is the result. I left some out of the pickle, as I like that rustic look in designs. Also made some new PC stamps for pendants. The skyline ones are from a rubber stamp that I used to make a PC mold, and the dandelion is one I made myself.


Pure copper wire, PC, acrylic paints and sealer.

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  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Cool! I’d like to make my own head pins. Is it very hard? You should do a tutorial. The dandelion is adorable.

  2. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    Making your own components is so satisfying. I recently learned to make them (a bit on the fly). I had been watching youtube videos as well on how to make them. Now I save all scrap pieces of wire when I do wirework to make headpins. I have a little container to store all the pieces that are over 1.5 inches long for that purpose. Once I stop being afraid of the giant torch my husband bought me and don’t have to wait until he can light it for me, I suspect many more headpins will be had!

    I also love the rustic look of them when you drop them in the water right away and the ball goes that brilliant red. I know people say they need to be pickled to remove the scale, I leave most of mine with it because it looks so rustic and kind of matches my bare bones messy style.

    And I love you PC pendants. The dandelion one is my favourite. I am trying to learn how to make those types of molds, and I’m finding it a bit tricky. Yours are beautiful.

  3. kye
    kye says:

    You have been learning such interesting skills! Very impressive work. I love that dandelion focal. Sooo cute. :)

  4. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    LOVE that dandelion pendant too – let me know if you make more! :)

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Once you start making your own headpins you will never go back, lovely PC work, eapecially the dandelion :D

  6. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Wonderful work!

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    Moogie says:

    Isn’t it fun to learn & try out new techniques? I want to do more wire & metal work & hit the polymer & epoxy clay. Right now I’m trying my first “sewing around a cabochon with seedbeads to make a pendant” project. There are so many things to try. Too many! Love all of your PC pendants. I love bright colors:)

  8. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Ditto to what everyone else has said! You sound and look like you are having fun, and that’s the way it should be happening.

  9. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    Very cool. I’d love to learn how to ball headpins myself.

    Love the pc pendants – my favourite is also the dandelion. :)

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Someone has been very busy! Like how you made the PC links with the loops on both sides. Love the nature-themed dandelion focal–perfect treatment creating depth and interest on it. So cool that you made your own headpins! They turned out great especially the double balled ones. Where is everyone finding the time?!?

  11. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Fantastic work. You are soooo talented!

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