Make Your Own Eye Pins

By: My Beads
Eye Pin Tutorial

Learning to make your own eye pins is one of those jewelry making techniques you will use frequently and, once mastered, can expand on. Never worry about not finding an eye pin in the right metal again.

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework



  • About 4cm of 0.7mm wire (sterling silver, gold, copper etc). 0.6mm will work as well, and is good for beads with very small holes.
  • Round nose pliers
  • Cutting pliers


  1. Cut the wire to about 4cm (or longer/shorter depending on your design).
    Eye Pin Tutorial
  2. Use your round nose pliers to make a loop at one end. The loop should be approx 3mm in diameter.
    Eye Pin Tutorial
  3. Close it with your pliers, or leave it open and thread a hanging bead on.
    Eye Pin Tutorial
  4. There are endless possibilities!

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