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Topics: Beading Wire

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Hello! Could you tell me if the Accu-Flex beading wires are water resistant? I bought another brand (foolish of me!) to make bracelets and they all got rusty after a few days when in contact with water. The ones that were not in the water, but in a place quite humid, eventually got rusty as well ... I don't want to go through that again! Thank you for your advice!
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Topics: Beading Wire, Stretching

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I've been making beaded jewelry for some time now. The wire/cord of some of my pieces has stretched over time so that there are spaces near the clasp of my necklaces. I am using Beadalon/Accu-Flex type wire. I've heard of prestretching your wire. Do I need to do this to prevent them from stretching out? Do you have any other suggestions to prevent this from happening? Thanks,
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Topics: Beading Wire, Tigertail, Strength

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What is the difference between "tigertail" wire and regular beading wire? Which is the strongest for lanyards and badge holders? Thanks,
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Topics: Beading Wire, Stringing

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Hi, I am new at jewelry-making, Do I have to use a beading needle with the Accu-Flex® wire? Will it speed up the process? Thanks
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Topics: Accu-Flex, Finishing

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I bought some flex wire and am not sure how to tie the knot when I'm finished. What is the best way to tie the knot so that it stays tied?
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Topics: Accu-Flex® Wire, Stringing

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Hi, I am new at jewelry making. Do I have to use a beading needle with the Accu-Flex® wire? Will it speed up the process? Thanks!
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Topics: Wire, Thread

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I am thinking about changing from wire to thread in my jewelry making. However, I don't know how you prepare your thread for a clasp. I know you don't use crimp beads but do you use wire guards? What do you do? And do you even recommend switching over? I have been having trouble with my wire upon finishing my piece. When I have been pulling the last end to get beads closer to the clasp, my wire has been breaking, I broke 3 necklaces just this week.
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Topics: Stringing Glass Beads

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What type of string or cord should I use for glass beads? I have glass bunnies and other beads but don't know how to get started for a bracelet or necklace. Help!!
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Topics: Accu-Flex® Beading Wire, Materials

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What is the coating on Accu-Flex beading wire made of?
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I made a necklace with a lot of drops. What should I do to counter-weight it so it hangs right? It seems heavy and wants to go in a "V" but then the sides look bunched up? Any suggestions? Can you show me some ideas of counter-weighting?
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Topics: Magnetic Clasp, Stringing Material

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I make magnetic bracelets and would like to use a wire to string the beads. What is the best choice and do I use the crimp bead method for the magnetic clasps?
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Topics: Strand Count

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What does ''strand count'' mean?
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Topics: Colored Beading Wire

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I am pretty new at jewelry-making. I bought some wire to make a necklace. It is the grey silver-colored wire. Can I use this wire with gold beads and clasp, or do you think it will look bad?
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Topics: Correct Powercord® Diameter with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Pearls

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What weight of Powercord is best to use when making stretch bracelets using 6mm Swarovski crystals and 4mm glass pearls?
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Topics: Correct Beading Wire for Lampworked Beads

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I am making bracelets with lampworked beads, Swarovski crystals, and bead caps. Could you please recommend the correct wire to use for this task so I can accommodate the weight of the beads? Thanks very much.
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Topics: Making Strong Lanyard

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I am having a problem with lanyards breaking. I am making them with 6mm Swarovski® bicones and silver tube beads. I use a Wire Protector on each end, but they still seem to break. What can I do?
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Topics: Lanyard Stringing Material

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I have made and sold over 50 beaded lanyards since November. Now all of a sudden people are coming back because they have broken. I used Accu-Flex® beading wire 7 strand 0.019 clear for stringing. Do you have any suggestions for something stronger? I have a large order coming up and really don't want to restring.
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Topics: Strengthening Necklaces

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I am using Accu-Flex® 7 strands (.012") and bead crimps with pearls and other beads. Some of the necklaces get broken after a while. What can I use to make them stronger?
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Topics: String Material Overview

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Is thread or beading wire better for beading necklaces or bracelets? If using thread, what kind is better and stronger? If using beading wire, how do you determine the wire size?
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Topics: Making a Floating Pearl and Crystal Necklace

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I want to make a floating pearl and crystal necklace for my daughter's prom dress. I saw one using gold Accu-Flex® wire with the pearls crimped on each side. It looked really cool ~ but I am unsure of the weight of the wire: .019 inches or .024 inches diameter?
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