These are easy-squeezy, with just a few basic jewelry tools
and purchased ball head pins.
I started making these pretty early in my jewelry making life, mainly to save $$$.
For work in sterling silver, I work the same process,
but with my own torch made ball head pins.
You’ll need: 20 – 22 gauge ball head pins. I used brass and silver plated for these.
Chain-nosed pliers, round-nosed pliers, nippers (wire cutters),
round stick pen or pencil, file or cup bur.
Optional: bench block and hammer
For simplicity and because none these steps is particularly difficult,
this is another pictorial tutorial.
****This hammering step also work hardens the wire and adds stability to the shape****