| Step 1 |
To turn on your torch, pull down on the safety to release.
| Step 2 |
Push trigger to ignite the torch. Hold trigger in to keep flame on.
| Step 3 |
For a continuous flame, push the "continuous" button in while holding the trigger in.
| Step 4 |
To make the headpins, cut fine silver wire in equal lengths.
| Step 5 |
Turn on the torch, keeping it facing away from you. Using the continuous flame will allow you to keep your hands free.
| Step 6 |
Grab a piece of cut fine silver wire at the tip with your chain nose pliers. Slowly put the other end of the wire into the flame.
| Step 7 |
As the wire heats, the end will start to ball up. This can happen very fast especially if it is thin wire.
| Step 8 |
When you have made the size ball that you want, take the wire out of the flame and drop it into your quenching bowl. Congratulations - you have made a ball headpin!