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Old 2011-11-28, 11:55am
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Has anyone done or seen a tutorial for making glass bead headpins?
I am unsure if the bead is made on the wire, or glued on afterwards.
Type of wire to use etc. TIA, Dianne
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Old 2011-11-28, 12:01pm
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http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...=glass+headpin
http://lampworketc.com/forums/showth...lass+head+pins
Those are a few threads that came up when I did a search, there were lots more hits but I didn't check them to see what came up.
Show us if you make some!
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Old 2011-11-28, 12:28pm
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Hi Dianne
When I make them I use copper mainly, I heat it in the flame till the end gets a little tiny bit of a ball, then I wind on my glass, add frit or what ever, shape it up and pop it in the kiln. If I'm making it for silver wire then I have some steel wire that Idipped in bead release making it fit the size of my silver wire.......make my glass part the same way and pop in kiln. Next day I clean it out and glue it on to the silver with epoxy.
I am sure you can make it right on the silver but I was afraid I would melt it cause I tend to get closer to the flame as I work and have to keep reminding myself to move back....figured my wire woudl turn into a big ball before that LOL
sue
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Old 2012-01-13, 8:21pm
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Love Sharon's method!

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...15#post3858115
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Old 2017-02-01, 10:29pm
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Using Sharon's method of using epoxy, would a silver coated wire, like Artistic wire work? If so, what gauge would you suggest?
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