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Topics: Making a Pearl Link Necklace

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I want to make a pearl link necklace. How do I connect each circle? I want the pearls to form a link necklace!
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Topics: Stringing Mountain Jade Lapis

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I purchased some mountain ''jade'' lapis (6-10mm) from you. What type of thread should I use to string them into a necklace?
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Topics: The Proper Clasp for Large Bead Bracelets

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What size lobster-claw clasp do I use when making a bracelet which uses 12mm sterling silver round beads? What size silver wire do I need for stringing this?
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Topics: Stringing Material for Woven Gemstone Chip Bracelet

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If I use beading wire as my warp threads on the beading loom, may I use silk or nylon thread as the weft threads or will the wire cut the thread over time? I am planning to make a large bracelet using semi-precious stone chips as the beads.
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Topics: Using Magnetic Clasps with Accu-Flex® Beading Wire

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How do you attach magnet clasps for bracelets to Accu-Flex® beading wire? And how do you determine what weight of Accu-Flex® beading wire to use.
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Topics: Using the Correct Crimp

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How do I decide which size crimp to use for each beading wire size?
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Topics: Eyeglass Holders

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Is there a pattern available to make eyeglass holders? (for around the neck) And, are materials available through your company?
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Topics: Using Large-Hole Beads

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Is there any way to make the hole of a moderately sized bead smaller so it will work well on a headpin or Accu-Flex® beading wire?
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Topics: Unexpectedly Wavy Bracelet

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I am reworking a bracelet into a necklace and am using sterling silver tube beads. When I finished the necklace I noticed it looked wavy. I used 0.15 wire with a plastic coating that seems wavy off the roll.
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Topics: Mother-of-Pearl Shell and Freshwater Pearl Stringing Material

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What kind of beading wire would I use with mother-of-pearl beads or cultured freshwater pearls?
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Topics: Stringing Material for Pearls and Small Beads

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What size Accu-Flex® beading wire is best for pearls or small beads? I am worried that the wire will slip over time.
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Topics: Natural Stone Stringing Material

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I am a newbie to beading. I'm anxious to start a simple necklace or bracelet. Problem for me is that I am not sure what the standard size of wire to use is. There is so much information out there, and it is confusing. I want to use 3 - 5mm size beads or my personal favorite, natural stones. I'm just not sure what type of wire, or size, to use. I want to practice on something that will hold the weight of the stones.
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Topics: Coordinating Accu-Flex® Beading Wire

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I am new to making jewelry. I bought some clear Accu-Flex® beading wire that has a grayish color to it. Can I use this with gold clasps and beads, or do you think it would look bad?
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Topics: Necklace Breakage

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Sometimes my necklaces made using beading wire break in the middle of a necklace. What causes this and how can I keep it from happening?
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