Does Any Other Wire Work to Make Balled Headpins?

by Lana
(Belle River Ont.)

Does any other wire work to make balled headpins?

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Balled headpins GF
by: Anonymous

It does work with gold filled wire? I was afraid with it having a different metal inside that the balled part might not be gold colored?

Balled Headpins
by: Shirl

I'm new to jewelry making. One thing I learned on my own is when you are holding the silver wire to make a balled headpin, hold it straight and above the flame so the ball forms in the middle and not off to the side.

Balled Headpins - Which Metals?
by: Christine

You can make balled headpins out of copper, sterling silver, and gold filled wire... at least those are the metals I've successfully used with a butane torch or a propane torch.

I've tried brass, nickel silver, and steel with no success at all. I can't get the wire hot enough with butane or propane.

If you have an oxy-actylene setup you might be able to... anyone have experience with those?

Christine Gierer

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