This 18-karat heavy rose gold-plated sterling silver ball head pin is a fine-gauge wire that is ideal for dangles and drops with small hole beads. Ball head pins provide a decorative, bead-like end (or starting point) for the components you make with them. Simply choose a head size larger than the hole in your bead or other finding. The most popular choice for most applications, 1/2-hard pins stand up well in most jewelry styles and still allow the wire to be formed as needed—then hold their shape reasonably well. Choose an appropriate pin thickness based on your design and the hole size of your beads or findings so that they will be held securely in place without wobble or risk of loss.
Offer your customers both the beauty of 18-karat gold and the value of precious metal at a very affordable price. This bright-finished piece is made of sterling silver and heavily plated with a 1-micron thick layer of brilliant 18-karat gold—a far more substantial layer than traditional plating.
• Heavy-plated sterling items should not be machine-polished.
• Pins may require straightening. To straighten, simply roll the pin between two flat surfaces.