head pins and eye pins
Headpins look like long dressmaker pins. They are straight pieces of wire with a tiny disk, soldered ball or other piece of metal at one end. The metal stops beads from falling off wire when you string them on. You can finish the opposite end of the headpin with a wrapped or simple loop. Eyepins are straight pieces of wire with a simple loop at one end. They are available in sterling silver, stainless steel and base metal.
3 in. .028/.7mm/21ga. Head Pin - Antique Brass$1.99
2 in. .020/.5mm/24ga. Head Pin - Antique Brass$1.49