I wanted to post this yesterday for btw, but somehow got a little behind...you know how it can be?!
These are my first glass head pins.
I used two different sorts of wire, a high temp wire, called nichrome, I think this wire is usually used in toasters! It was the stiffer of the two, hard to straighten from the original coil it came in, and consequently a little crooked when the glass was applied to it.
This made it difficult to centre the glass, so some of those little 'beads' look a little skewiff.
The other wire was copper, 0.6mm, so very fine and delicate.
I had to work way up in the flame for both.
I really wanted to make rose - hips, however apart from adding a little enamel, it was very difficult to add additional glass in the form of stringer, dots etc to the 'bead' as the wire would bend with even the smallest amount of pressure.
I will have to work a lot more on this and try and be more delicate with my touch!
Leaves,berries, rose-hips and flowers.
Rose-hips and berries.
Hope you all have a lovely day,