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Seahorse
07-04-2006, 12:56 PM
Im trying to put little stone beads on the end of some chain to dangle.
I can do this by using the long pin heads(the straight metal rods with a flat bit at the end, is pinhead the right name?) but I feel Im wasting a good 80% of the whole thing.
Do you guys know of anywhere that sells pinheads in shorter lengths?

Bea
07-04-2006, 02:09 PM
Headpins, they are. You should be able to get 25mm but no shorter I think.

Bea

Seahorse
07-04-2006, 03:17 PM
Ah, headpins, i was close.
Thanks for the info.

beadsbydesign
07-04-2006, 09:23 PM
The shortest head pin is a 1". I have them in my stores:

http://www.beadsbydesign.co.uk/index.asp?function=DISPLAYPRODUCT&productid=638

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FINDINGS-100-X-1-HEADPINS-SP_W0QQitemZ8262815324QQcategoryZ31726QQrdZ1QQcmdZ ViewItem
I haven't ever seen smaller ones.

lab
08-04-2006, 10:52 AM
tbh i think shorter headpins are harder to use
i get 50mm ones and find that the extra left over means i have more to play with iyswim. it makes it easier to grasp and twist round and secure
sorry if i'm not explaining this well
also you can save the cut off bits to use in other ways

dollydimple
08-04-2006, 05:50 PM
I use the 50mm ones as I find them easier to work with.
I buy them by the 1000, so it's actually more economical to use these rather than the shorter ones

Seahorse
10-04-2006, 09:58 AM
Beadsbydesign-Thanks, thats good to know, Im sure il be buying some from you in the future.