These essential eye pins (21 gauge) from Vintaj are the base elements used to create bead links for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
To create a basic bead link:
- String the bead onto the non-looped end of the eye pin.
- Hold the looped end of the eye pin and cut approximately 1/4" above the bead using the side cutters on the rosary pliers (Sizzix Item #29904/Vintaj Item #V-ER958).
- Holding the bead onto the eye pin securely with your fingers, use the rosary pliers to grip the non-looped end of the eye pin. While still holding securely, pull the eye pin toward you, bending it into a 45-degree angle.
- Continue by turning the eye pin away from you (keeping the angle) until you've completed one full loop, tucking the end of the loop into the hole of the bead and keeping plenty of tension on the bead. Your bead should not turn freely on the eye pin.
Need more inspiration? Stamp, hammer, twist, bend, hang, link, layer, cluster, glue, alter, ink, paint and more to create many types of projects with your Vintaj Findings!
For more great ideas on how to design with this item, refer to our related projects as well as the Project Gallery at vintaj.com.