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Topics: Gemstone, Drilling

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How do I drill a hole in a gemstone already polished.
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Topics: Circle of Hope, Breast Cancer Awareness

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Why does Fire Mountain Gems want one of a kind beads for Circle of hope?
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Topics: Swarovski, Hot Fix Rhinestones

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I am going to try to make my own Swarovski crystal enhanced heels and was wondering what material for shoes is recommended. I seem to only find leather in the style that I want as opposed to satin. Would leather work, or should I look for something else? Thank you.
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Topics: Components, Metal Coins

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What do I need to make jewelry using old coins from other countries?
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Topics: Swarovski, Foil Backing, Scratches

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I have a foil-backed faceted Swarovski crystal stone that has a few small scratches on the foil back. Is there a way to fix this or at least make the scratches less noticeable?
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Topics: Metals, Patinas

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From what I have read, liver of sulfur turns copper dark or black. I want to take hardened copper and give it the blue-green look it might have developed after being out to sea. Is there a product you can recommend?
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Topics: Findings, Tassles

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I am looking for something to finish the ends of handwoven or silk scarves--I have seen the finished product in ready-for-sale scarves. The beading is like a tassel and gives a finished, beaded tassel to each scarf end. What would this be called? Where can I find it?
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Topics: Chain, Beads, Design

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Is there a "balance" that has to be maintained when creating a necklace using different sized chain and beads? I can't seem to get my necklace to hang evenly.
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Topics: Jewelry Design

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Is there something to keep myself 'in-check' to keep pieces from becoming too busy, too heavy, and just tasteless. It always looks good in my mind :)
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Topics: Metal Beads, Findings, Plating

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I have silver tone fashion jewelry that with only a few times of wearing it, the silver tone begins to rub off. I know they will not last a lifetime, but I can only wear them a few times before they look old and faded. I know this happens because of the oils on my skin and products I use. My question is the following, is there any type of silver tone or even sterling silver finish liquid or spray or even paint that you can brush on to "refinish" these pieces and make them look new again? Thank you!
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Topics: Gemstone, Authentication

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Can you please tell me how to test jade to see if it's real jade? Thanks!
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Topics: Acrylic Beads

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What is the best method for removing the smell that some acrylic beads have without damaging them?
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Topics: Pearls, Glass, Sealing and Coating

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I love to use vintage glass pearls in my pieces, but very often these old pearls have a coating that is flaking off. While it adds to the character of the piece, I worry that, with wear, the coating will come off entirely. Is there some way to seal the pearls to prevent more of the coating coming off? I've seen Designaseal mentioned in many of these articles-is it appropriate for glass pearls, or will it destroy the coating? Thank you!
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Topics: Transporting Jewelry, Traveling

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My friends and I are renting a house on the beach this summer for a relaxing week. I like to relax with my beads. Do you have any suggestions for traveling with my favorite pastime?
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Topics: Bone, Beads

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This may sound silly, but where does the bone come from in all of the bone beads? Just curious! Thanks!
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Topics: Beads, T-Beads

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What are the double-drilled beads that are top drilled half the way thru and the middle drilled all the way thru? They are used to finish a stretch beaded bracelet called? One string from each side of the bracelet goes thru and comes out on the top where it is double knotted....
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Topics: Beads, Measuring

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How do you Measure beads?
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Topics: Pearls, Removal

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I want to remove saltwater pearls from an old setting. How is that accomplished without harming the pearls?
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Topics: Jewelry Design, Horsehair

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I am making a bracelet out of horse hair for my daughter....can you tell me how I should do the ends? I've never made jewelry. Thanks!
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Topics: Jewelry Art Supplies/ICE ResinĀ®

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How can I preserve flowers to be used in resin pendants?
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