Quick Hairpins
by Oksana Truhan
Use heavy-gauge wire to prepare a hair stick for customizing.
Instructions
Cut 6" of 8 gauge round copper wire and hammer it slightly flat with a heavy hammer. If you don't hammer it flat, the twisting won't be evident in the next step.
Oksana Truhan's Quick Hairpins - , , , , , , , , cut 6 inches
Oksana Truhan's Quick Hairpins - , , , , , , , , hammer to flatten
When the wire work hardens, heat it with the torch until it glows, to anneal it - make it softer.
Oksana Truhan's Quick Hairpins - , , , , , , , , heat the wire
Using a vice and heavy duty pliers, twist the wire.
Oksana Truhan's Quick Hairpins - , , , , , , , , twist the wire
Use metal files to smooth one end to a soft point. And further smooth the end with a rubber wheel. Decorate the top in any fashion.
Oksana Truhan's Quick Hairpins - , , , , , , , , file the end smooth
Oksana Truhan's Quick Hairpins - , , , , , , , , smooth the end with a rubber wheel

Materials

8 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-8D
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Tools

1 1/2 Inch Mini Fixed Table Vise
G10-20
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Mini Economy Double Horned Jewelers Anvil - Pack of 1
G17-1
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Brass Hammer - 1 Pound
HAM-456.10
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6 Piece Assorted File Set with Wooden Handle
G14-7
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Variable Speed Rotary Tool with Flexible Shaft
G26-51
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vise grips
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  • Category: Non-Jewelry Items
  • Technique(s): Cutting, Lashing, Making Loops, Texturing, Wrapping, Weaving