Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin, Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin. Findings, Clasps, Components. This quick and easy fibula pin incorporates a bend that serves as hanger.
Quick and Easy Fibula Pin
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Making Findings
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This quick and easy fibula pin incorporates a bend that serves as hanger. You can easily slide different charms on the pin to suit your particular jewelry mood. You can also slide a bead on the tail end of the wire to change it up.

Materials

16 Gauge Half Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-16HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.50 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.18
  • Gold Club Price: $0.89
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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6PC File Set
FIL-912.10
  • FIL-912.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $39.97
  • Gold Club Price: $29.98
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Deluxe V-Slot Bench Pin with Clamp
BPN-105.00
  • BPN-105.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.95
  • Gold Club Price: $7.46
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Wubbers Jumbo Round Mandrel Pliers
G2-1305
  • G2-1305
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $35.97
  • Gold Club Price: $26.98
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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WET/DRY PAPER 9 x 11, 600grit- PK/10
ABR-500.30
  • ABR-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Measure ¾" off one end of the wire and make a mark using the permanent marker.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 2
Grab the wire with the round nose pliers at the mark and make a 'U".
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 3
Grab the "u" with the flat nose pliers.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 4
Twist the ends of the wires in order to position the "U" perpendicular to the wires.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 5
Bend a small hook in the short end of the wire using the round nose pliers.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 6
Grab the "U" with the flat nose pliers and the hook with the round nose pliers, and turn the hook 90°.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 7
Measure ½" from the center bend and make a mark using the permanent marker.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 8
Position the round nose pliers at the mark and make 2 ½ turns in the wire.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 9
Bend the wire around the 21mm side of the Jumbo Wubbers Pliers.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 10
Position the wire in the hook and trim at a sharp angle, leaving a tail of approximately ¼".
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 11
Rest the angled part of the wire on the bench pin and file to a sharp point using the flat file.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 12
Use the 600 grit sandpaper to remove any burrs from the sharpened end.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Step 13
Adorn as desired.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin
Judy Freyer Thompson's Quick and Easy Fibula Pin - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Findings, Clasps, Components, quick and easy fibula pin