10 (ish) Uses For Lampwork Head Pins

February 11, 2016

lampwork headpins

Recently I have been making glass head pins and really having fun with them. I posted some photos of them on Facebook and a friend (another lampworker) made the comment that they were very nice but what could they be used for? It's a reasonable question and I could understand her bafflement, I thought about it for a couple of seconds and replied "earrings and dangles". Then I realised there must be other uses so I put some (=quite a lot!) more thought into it and  I came up with a list...

  • Earrings
  • Dangles
  • Charms - technically the same as a dangle
  • Zip Pull (dangle?)
  • Wire Wrapped Ring - Not a dangle!
  • Hair Accessory
  • Pendant & Bracelets
  • Cocktail Stirrer - probably not sturdy enough for a cream based or icy drink
  • Bread Wrapper Tie!

So there we have it, that is the sum total of several minutes hours thinking about what lampwork head pins could be used for, but you know what? I think earrings and dangles is a good enough reason to keep making them.

Maybe this week I will make some earrings and dangles to demonstrate them in use but you probably shouldn't hold your breath for that one!

P.S. I really just wanted to show off my new web skillz with that cute n' fancy little heart list - I did that myself -yay!

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