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Topic: where can i find these and what are they called? SOLVED-eyepins  (Read 1962 times)
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« on: April 04, 2008 02:48:08 PM »

so I saw these absolutely adorable octopus' on etsy and it gave me an idea and i was just wondering what the little rings are called that is attatched to the tentacle to put the jump ring through is called

im assuming it screws into the clay?Huh



im talking about the ring attached to the tentacle its self right on top, not the jump ring
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008 03:19:07 PM »

It looks like the top of an eye pin. The clay was probably formed around it, or it was shoved in before baking. It may have a slight bend (hook) in it to keep it from pulling out.

Or, it could be a piece of wire formed into a loop...
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008 03:32:32 PM »

yeah i think theyre called eye pins, I've used em with clay for the same purpose, sometimes i stick em en and put a dab of liquid clay or glue on the surface just to be sure once the clay hardens it wont fall out. =)
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008 04:37:24 PM »

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

i just read on the posting for the tentacle necklace that they were called "metal eyes" and i couldnt find them online anywhere

thank you so much
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008 09:13:30 AM »

Eye pins (purchased or made) are probably the most commonly used findings used in clay for attaching jumprings (or other findings), but U-shaped loops can be used too (made or purchased) as well as eye screws --even the small ones of those would often be thicker than necessary though.

You can find lots of info on using eyepins and U loops, etc., with polymer clay on this page, if you're interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/pendants_cording.htm
(... click on Top Loops, under "Loops and Holes" ....)

And if you want to make your own eyepins and wrapped eyepins, check out this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/wire.htm
(...click on Basic Wire Shapes, then scroll down to Simple Loops and Wrapped Loops...)


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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008 03:07:56 PM »

I used to make all of my pendants with a headpin or eyepin formed in a loop.  If you want it to stay on, I would wire wrap a headpin. Contact me if you want a good supplier.  Hobby stores and Walmart sell bad headpins, IMHO
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008 10:56:40 AM »

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If you want it to stay on, I would wire wrap a headpin. ...Hobby stores and Walmart sell bad headpins, IMHO

Actually, any headpins or eyepins or wire formed into eyepins, etc., will stay in the clay fine as long as you create a "mechanical hold" with them. 

That usually means bending the end which will go into the clay, or it means using a dimensional wire (like a wrapped wire, or even the eye end of an eyepin, etc.) in the clay... in other words, almost anything but a straight piece of wire pushed straight into the clay**
...using a bent or a dimensional wire will require the clay to be snugged back around the wire after insertion though of course (some clayers start with a hole that's just a bit too big, some start with a slit created with a blade, and some just shove it in --before snugging)


**even if inserting a straight bit of wire into the clay, using a bit of liquid clay along with it should work fine for most things as long as the clay is snugged up against it... what will also work fine for a straight wire is pulling it out after baking, then reinserting with it superglue or another strong glue

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