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Topics: Thread, Bookmarks

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Hello, I want to make bookmarks using a variety of beads; however, I am uncertain what type of thread and what size thread I should purchase. Please send me a few suggestions. Item numbers are a real plus. Haha Take care,
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Topics: Breast, Cancer, Awareness, Pink

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Why is Pink the chosen color to represent breast cancer awareness?
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Topics: Crystal Types, Asfour®

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Do you carry Egyptian Crystal?
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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: Thread and Cord, Wire, Design

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What is the best wire to use for making mother and grandmother letter bracelets? They are not real heavy but depending on the how many letters the name is and how many names to one bracelet will dictate the weight.
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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: Seed Beads, Right Angle Weave

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What is the "correct" way of doing 2-needle right angle weave? Do I keep changing from one needle to the other, or should I try to be a rightie and a leftie at the same time, i.e. keep one needle in each hand?
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Topics: Thread and Cord, Techniques

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I am making a wrap bracelet, but ran out of thread and not even quite half way through. How do I add more thread, and also is it necessary to double my thread? I find it so hard to work with the super long pieces. Thanks so much! I love your website!
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Topics: Swarovski Pearls, Design

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I want to make a three strand Swarovski pearl necklace (6mm, 8mm, 10mm) with the focal (center of the necklace) of a hand blown carnival glass heart that is approx. 2" long by 1.5" wide. The holes in the sides of the glass heart will not permit strands of pearls to go through. Is there a way to start the pearl strands from the center glass heart? What do you suggest I use to bead the pearls on? I want the individual pearl strands to twist around each other. Thank you.
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Topics: Seed Beads, Technique

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I may be crazy but I was interested in beading my son a bow tie for his high school graduation. I would love to make it so that it can be tied into the bow tie shape. What would be the most flexible but cloth-like stitch to use?
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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: Components, Glass Pendant

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I have a glass pendant that has its own over loop. I want to put it on my necklace but can't figure out how to attach it without damaging other beads and still get it to center the way I want.
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Topics: Crimp Beads, Finishing

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When finishing a piece, I don't have a problem with crimping or threading the wire back through the finished beads but I have to pull on it a little too tight for comfort to make sure that the piece doesn't have too much slack in it...and be ruined. Some pieces cannot abide a crimp cover and the crimp will be hidden well but still, is there a secret to achieving the aforementioned task without using a winch?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Right Angle Weave

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I am new to the right angle weave. I have watched the video several times. My thread is showing really bad and is loose in some spots. I am using round beads on FireLine thread. What am I doing wrong and also how do I finish it off? Thanks.
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Topics: Seed Beads, Freeform

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What is free form beading?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Fringe

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I want to make a seed bead fringe necklace, how does the seed bead stay on the bottom of the fringe, and how do I attach the seed bead onto the chain, and what type of wire or thread do I use to create the fringe. Fringe hangs 10" long by 7 1/2" wide. How is the bottom seed of the fringe secured? Thank you.
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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: Cording, Stringing

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What is the best way to thread soft materials like bugtail, cotton, etc. through snug holes? When I thread a woven cotton through a hole that is the exact size of my material I can't use a needle. I end up cutting off a lot of material to get to a new point that's stiff enough to pass through the bead. Is there a hollow needle or wire wrapping technique that will guide the cord end through beads with a similar hole size?
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