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Head and eye pins don’t always need to be connected and linked together, It is quite simple to add beads onto pins and use them as threadable charms. You need to modify your loop by coiling them, ensuring a completely closed loop which could be threaded onto even the thinnest thread or wire.
Add your bead to a head pin and with round nose pliers grip the very tip of the pin. Start approx 5mm down the nose of your pliers, as the coil will grow 'up' the pliers. Twist your pliers so that the pin begins to form around the nose and begin to turn a loop as you would to make an eye pin.
Don't stop when the loop is complete just keep rolling the loop down as far as you want - allow the coil to grow along the pliers towards the tip. Snip off any rings to leave 3 coils. (The length of your starting pin will give you varied amounts of coils).
String your finished beaded pins onto stretch cord and tie a strong knot to secure. If you wish you can add a second strand of stretch cord for extra security. This is always a good idea with lots of glass, or heavy beads.
To tie a surgeons knot and finish the stretch elastic part of your bracelet, tie an overhand knot, right over left. Tie another overhand knot, left over right and before pulling tight pass one end of the cord through the loop another 2 or 3 times. Keep the knot loose and work it down to bring the beads together and tighten. Add a dab of glue to the knot and work it.
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