The straight pins can be used directly to hang something or it is possible to create a hanging loop (by curling the pin into something like a 'pigs tail') to give you something to hang pieces using the securing rings - pieces are often hung from drip trays or boboches using this method. To do this insert the head of the pin through one of the holes around the edge of the drip tray so that the head is on the inside and wrap/curl the end of the pin on the outside of the drip tray or boboche into the 'pig tail'. Crystal can then be secured to this with the securing rings.
The rings are like a fine key-ring and are quick and easy to use. Being quite delicate, they may be the choice when connecting smaller crystals, using the butterfly pins to connect larger pieces of crystal. However, you can usually use most types of pin in a scenario - it is just a matter of either matching to what is already on a crystal chandelier if renovating or repairing a chandelier or of personal taste. Our pins are available in a variety of finishes including gold, silver and chrome.