Eyepins are very crucial in making beaded jewelries. Though you can use rolled wires to hang your beads, eyepins can help jewelry making process easier. However, it’s not easy to choose the right eyepins for your beaded jewelry projects.
There are different types of eyepins distinguished by their materials and lengths. Stronger materials eyepins can be used for heavy beads while weaker ones can be used for light beads. Furthermore, the lengths of eyepins differ for different size of beads.
When I first did my beaded jewelry projects, I thought all eyepins are the same. The only difference that they have is the length. However, that’s proven to be wrong. Some eyepins, though long, are very weak (soft) that they can’t hold heavy beads.