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Topics: Accu-Flex®, Finishing

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Can I glue accuflex? I have many not quite finished necklaces and previously have used crimp beads, but now am allergic to nickel and would like to finish long necklaces without "metal" or clasps and with glue. Thank you.
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Topics: Beading, Tools

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How do you remove the protective coating from non-tarnish copper wire? I made a viking knit bracelet from said wire that did not indicate that it was non tarnish. I want to dip it in Liver of sulfur to antique it. Can this coating be removed in some sort of solution? I look forward to your reply.
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Topics: Wire, Forming

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I want to make my own pins using various wire and different gauges of wire, copper, sterling, etc. These pins would be made using one continuous piece of wire. What is the best way to sharpen the pin end?
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Topics: Thread, Seed Bead Weaving

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I love working in all kinds of bead weaving stitches. However, no matter what stitch I use the bracelet always stretches or "grows". I use Fire line. I tie knots often. What else can I do to retain size? Thanks in advance.
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Topics: Designing, Multi-strand

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How do I go from 2 strands of beads at the back of a necklace to 1 strand in the front?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Peyote, Clasp

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I just made my first off-loom beading bracelet with peyote stitch, and I am having difficulty finishing the ends to add the clasp. Help, please.
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Topics: Apoxie® Sculpt, Designing

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What should I use to clean up any excess Apoxie from my piece? Should the excess be removed before set and dry?
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Topics: Beading, Measurement

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How do I measure a necklace that I have designed and finished?
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Topics: Findings, Rhodium

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What is imitation rhodium? And should rhodium be used with white gold or sterling silver?
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Topics: Beading, Beading Wire, Findings

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How is a screw type barrel clasp attached to beading wire?
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Topics: Beading, Stringing, Magnetic Beads

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How do you put metal spacers between magnetic beads and not have the magnetic beads jump together? If you make a necklace do you have to use especially heavy wire to keep them apart?
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Topics: Jumpring, Soldering

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I understand the basics of soldering a jumpring, but everything I've read and watched shows soldering a jumpring by itself. I need to use soldered jumprings to permanently close a piece. In other words there will be closures and beadwork on either side of the jumpring I am soldering. How do I solder this jumpring without damaging my work?
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Topics: Findings, Extender/Safety Chain

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What do I need to add to my bracelet designs to keep them from falling off and being lost--my customers are asking and I want to be able to offer them a solution. Thanks.
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Topics: Cording; Knots

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How do you stop the fishing line type cord from unraveling when knotted at the end of my project? Thank you,
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Topics: Beads, Half-Drilled

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How do you attach a bead that is only one half drilled to make it into a pendant. I have a swarovski crystal squirrel, and the hole does not go all the way through. Thanks for your help!
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Topics: Bead, Teardrop Shape, Bead caps

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I have glass teardrops (H20-3778GL) and would like to use a bead cap with them for earrings... what kind/size bead cap can I use?
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Topics: Cording, Finishing, Knots

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Does anyone know what kind of knot is used to attach leather cord to a wire clasp or a multi-strand wire beaded section? Silpada Jewelry uses a method I can't seem to figure out. If someone knows how to do this or knows a site that provides these instructions I would be very happy!
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Topics: Crystals, Flat Back

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I am going to add some crystals to wooden letters. What would be better, flat backs or hot fix and what glue would I use? If hot fix is better, how do you use them? Thank you,
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Topics: Clasps, Multi-Strand, Silk Cord

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I am making a necklace with multi-silk cords for that "thick" look. What kind of clasp can I use and how would it be attached? There are 5-6 cords together and quite bulky. Thank you for your help,
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Topics: Finding, Cord Caps

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I'd like to make a necklace out of yarns, using some sort of bell caps and a clasp. How do I attach the yarn ends securely to the findings? Thanks for any help you can give me!
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