Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Enameled Head Pins


I made some enameled head pins last night, and had a great time! I listed a set in my SueBeads etsy store. They were made on 20 gauge copper wire. These ones measure 2 inches. I made some more this morning that measure approx. 2 1/2 inches. These ones would look great paired with ceramic beads, or lampwork! I had no idea what to charge for them, so they are 20 for $4.00 right now. If anyone has a better idea, I am open to suggestions! Or, if you want more, or less, or whatever, let me know what your opinion is! I have thrown them, banged them and squeezed them and the enamel does not break off!

13 comments:

stregata said...

Very cool, Sue!

Jen V. said...

Love 'em!!

Preserve Jewelry Studio said...

Great idea. I think you will need to test the market for price though. I think they will be a hit with a little exposure.

SharonP said...

Great earthy colors!

sharon said...

I loooove these!

Fundametals.net said...

Wow, those came out beautifully, Sue!!

I need to purchase some more enamel!

Angela said...

What a clever idea, I like:)

lunedreams said...

They look so perfect! Looks like you've mastered it!

Cindy said...

You are a natural with enamels...they turned out so pretty!
Cindy

Gardanne said...

Thats funny Sue, I put all my beads through stress tests too. Love the head pins.

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

These look perfect, Sue! I bet these will go fast.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Love those, Sue! Excellent!
I'm glass-challenged, can you tell me the difference between FRIT and ENAMEL? I thought they were the same thing, but somehow I think maybe not.
More, more, more!

SueBeads said...

Hi Lynn - enamel is powdered glass, and frit is chunkier. It can be small, but it's not powder like the enamel is! Thanks again to everyone for all the great comments!