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Topics: Designing, Length

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Should I buy a little larger bracelet if using Dione beads? I'm wondering if the beads take up room and a 7" wrist might really take an 8" bracelet. Thanks,
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Topics: Chain Measuring

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Chain tassels and fringe are really popular. I like to create them, but it is a serious pain to count links, or measure multiple lengths of chain all the same length, especially tiny chain. Do you have a tip to simplify tassels and fringe?
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Topics: Findings, Scale to Design

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How do I know what size split ring, jumpring and wire to use on a project?
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Topics: Chain, Measurements

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How can I tell what gauge chain a necklace is made of? I want to buy a chain that is the same gauge, but don't know what it is!
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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: Cording, Macramé

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I have been beading for 30-something years using wire, thread, leather, etc. I'd like to try to macramé a necklace, using cord, but the last try, I ran out of the cord on the outside of the knots, and my necklace ended up as a bracelet. How do I measure the cord to make an 18" necklace, with beads and a toggle? I'd like to make it for my sister's Birthday which is coming up in 3 months. Can you help me out?
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Topics: Beads, Hole Measurement

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Outside dimensions of beads are always given, how do you gauge the mm dimension of the center hole of say, the crow pony beads when it is not listed?
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Topics: Elastic Bracelet

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Would like to try and make bracelets to sell at a craft fair using stretch cord. What size stretch cord would you use and what size bracelet should I make for a general adult-sized wrist? Thanks.
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Topics: Beads, Hole Size

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I am looking for beads that have a 4mm-5mm hole to put the cord through. How do I determine what the hole size is?
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Topics: Gold-Filled, Gold-Plated

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How are gold-filled and gold-plated different?
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Topics: Sterling Silver

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What is sterling silver made of?
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Topics: Gemstone Weight, Carat

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What is the carat weight of a stone?
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Topics: Designing, Bracelet, Length

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How do you determine the correct bracelet length?
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Topics: Knotted Necklace Sizing

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What size necklace will a 16-inch strand of beads make when knotted?
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Topics: Convert Meter to Inches

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What is a meter, in inches?
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Topics: Gauge to mm Conversion

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How many millimeters thick is 21-gauge wire? Is there a conversion chart somewhere on the website? Thanks so much for your help.
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Topics: Number of Pearls Per Strand

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How many pearls are in your 16-inch strand of 5-5.5 rice pearls or potato pearls?
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Topics: Appropriate Bracelet Length

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How many inches long should I make bracelets?
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About how many inches worth of strung beads is in a 50gm package of 6mm bugle beads?
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Topics: Proper Gauge Wire for Wrapped Loops

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What gauge wire is recommended for making wrapped loops? I've tried the 22 and 24. They are too soft, for me, to work with. Would a lower gauge wire work best? I'm a newbie at this. Also, what would be the equivalent gauge size of a wire diameter of, say, .014 or .015"? I've seen only diameters of wires given, and I have no idea how to determine what the gauge would be.
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