Making SImple Eyepins

by Judy Larson
Basic eye pins are a staple item used in jewelry making. Since they are simple to make and so versatile, make many of them in different wires and lengths so they will be ready to use when inspirations strikes.
Instructions
Read through the tutorial before starting the project. Follow all safety precautions pertaining to the tools and supplies being used and the space you are working in.

Straighten and cut a piece of wire approximately ΒΌ" longer than the desired finished length of the eye pin. Flush cut the end that the eye will be formed on.
Judy Larson's Making SImple Eyepins - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, making simple eye pins
Marking one barrel of the round nose pliers with an ultra fine point retractable Sharpie will make it easier to replicate more eye pins with the same size eye. Grasp the flush cut end of the wire between the plier jaws on the marked line.
Judy Larson's Making SImple Eyepins - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, making simple eye pins
Use your fingers to push the wire up and over the marked section on the pliers. Continue to form the wire around the entire marked side of the plier jaw. The loop will not be completely closed.
Judy Larson's Making SImple Eyepins - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, making simple eye pins
Judy Larson's Making SImple Eyepins - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, making simple eye pins
Judy Larson's Making SImple Eyepins - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, making simple eye pins
Shift the eye pin so the long straight portion of the wire is perpendicular to the pliers. Use your fingers to push the wire to the side, away from the loop, at a 30-degree angle. The loop is still open.
Judy Larson's Making SImple Eyepins - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, making simple eye pins
Judy Larson's Making SImple Eyepins - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, making simple eye pins
Judy Larson's Making SImple Eyepins - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, making simple eye pins
Shift the pliers again to close the loop. Eye pins are as simple as that to make!
Judy Larson's Making SImple Eyepins - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, making simple eye pins
Judy Larson's Making SImple Eyepins - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, making simple eye pins

Materials

20 Gauge Round Full Hard Argentium .940 Silver Wire
H19-20FH
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $3.23
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20 Gauge Round Full Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-20FH
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $7.02
  • Gold Club Price: $5.27
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22 Gauge Round Full Hard Argentium .940 Silver Wire
H19-22FH
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.76
  • Gold Club Price: $1.32
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22 Gauge Round Full Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-22FH
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $4.21
  • Gold Club Price: $3.16
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Tools

Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
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  • Price: $32.95
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Acculoop Precision Round Nose
PLR-741.00
  • PLR-741.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $18.97
  • Gold Club Price: $14.23
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  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Making Loops