Friday, December 7, 2012

Holly Berry Eyepin - a Quick Tutorial

I thought I would share with you how to make a Holly Berry headpin to top a pair of earrings. Sorry for the quality of some of the photos, it is really hard to photograph your own tutorial, especially with your left hand! I used the headpin to make a quick pair of Holly leaf and berry earrings.
For each headpin, you need 3 4mm red pearls and one 2" headpin. I used silvertone, but copper or brass would work just as well.

String the 3 pearls on the headpin so that the leftmost pearl ends at about the halfway point on the headpin.

Bend the right side of the headpin over to the left, as shown in the photo. You will need a slight bit of space between the pearls to bend the headpin all the way up.
Bend the left side of the headpin over to the right, making sure to go BEHIND the previously bent end. The right side will end up at the bottom, so you want it on the back side of the cluster.
Continue to bend both sides until the head side of the pin is flat and the right side is bent straight down. A triangle will form with the pearl berries. The right photo shows the headpin from the back - and of course that's the photo that is actually in focus!

Front side
Reverse side
Cut off the top of the headpin. Trim and make a loop at the top. Straighten out the loop and the back wire if necessary.

That's it, you're finished! Your Holly Berry headpin is ready to use however you'd like. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial - please let me know if you find it useful!
Finished headpin


  1. Great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. Thanks, Sharyl! I wore the earrings all day yesterday.