Making Tiny Headpins Larger

by Dale Armstrong

I have a lot of head pins with very, very small heads - they slip right through bead holes. Is there a way to make the heads larger without soldering on something?

-Meta in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The easiest way to enlarge the head on a fine headpin is to simply put a 2.5mm metal bead on first! We have round, smooth 2.5mm beads available in both Sterling Silver and Gold-filled that will blend in with whatever color metal you are using. You can also find other small beads in our 2-4mm round category.

Answer contributed by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong


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  • Category: Beading
  • Technique(s): Beading