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.
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Oksana Truhan's Quick Hairpins - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Cutting, Cutting Tool, Cutters, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, hammer to flatten
When the wire work hardens, heat it with the torch until it glows, to anneal it - make it softer.
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Using a vice and heavy duty pliers, twist the wire.
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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.
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Oksana Truhan's Quick Hairpins - , Hair Accessories, Zipper Pulls, Christmas Ornaments, Cutting, Cutting Tool, Cutters, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, 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
  • 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
  • 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