I have a question about Hot Tips and other bottom style bead tips. I am using beading wire and a tube crimp bead. The first starting point is not a problem. I have my wire and crimp a tube on the end. Make sure it is secure and then slide the tip on to the wire and close it. Then attach it to my clasp. After stringing on all my beads I slide on a tip and then a crimp bead. How do you get the crimp pliers down into the tip and do the 2 stage crimp? It is near impossible to fit the head of the pliers down in there. Can I just crimp the tube with needle nose pliers and not fold it. I am afraid it is not secure enough!
I have just restrung a coral necklace my father had given my sister. It was on silk thread and the ends of the thread were glued into the clasp's round bead ends. How do I finish it now that I have all the coral strung on silk? How do I get the clasp on, and what type of clasp can I use on silk thread?
What is the difference between side clamp-on, standard and bottom clamp-on bead tips?
Which bead tip do I use with rattail and bugtail?
How do I attach a clasp to ball chain? What type of clasp do I use?
I have seen a necklace that I would love to make, but I need advice on the clasp at the back. The necklace was 10 strands of silk thread with pearls and crystals knotted about 1 to 1-1/2 inches apart. It looked like a crimp with a loop that finished it off, but I am unsure which one to order to complete the necklace, or even if this is the right way to go. Can you please advise? Thanks so much!
I make glass pendants. I would like to use some kind of black cord to make an easy to put on necklace. What do I need and how do I make it? Thanks
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I would like to knot some gemstone beads. Is a bead tip sturdy enough to hold the heavier gemstone rounds and nuggets? What are the options for attaching a clasp if a bead tip is not used? Can a knotted strand be attached to chain?
I believe the answer is a no-brainer but I cannot figure it out. I would like to find out how to finish off a multi-strand necklace, particularly when done on thread. When I go to How-To's, it brings up design ideas. I see the picture and the list of materials, but for the life of me, I cannot find instructions to go with it. How do I find what I want?
I'm making a three-strand necklace with C-thru thread. What do I need to finish the ends and attach the clasp?
I'm sort of a beginning jewelry maker and wanted to know, how do you know which kind of bead tip to use: bottom vs. side? I'm trying to make a 3-strand (varying lengths) wire necklace.
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