One of the most frequently asked questions I get as a jewelry instructor is “What gauge metal do I use for this piece?” I made up this chart a few years ago, and though it depends on many other fa… jewelry making
The instructions for making the headpins are good. The hardest part is deciding which headpin you want in your design. Nice, no nonsense discussion on selecting the wire for headpins. Why don't the other head pin tutorials say this?
6 Ways to Make Higher Quality Wire Jewelry - some great wire working tips plus a video. (This entire website is packed full of wonderful tutorials on everything you need to know about making jewelry from wire.