Secrets to Bead Tips with Accu-Flex® Beading Wire
See how to use bead tips to hide crimp covers for a professional finish on beading wire in this short tutorial led by jewelry-making expert and instructor Tammy Honaman.
Accu-Flex® Beading Wire
Durable and flexible Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire has plenty of benefits you’ll learn about in this jewelry-making product show-and tell, such as its kink-resistance and popular tensile strengths, finishes or colors available at Fire...
Using French Wire with Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire
Using Crimp Tubes with Accu-Flex® Beading Wire
String your design onto Accu-Flex Professional Quality Beading Wire and secure it to your clasp or other finding using a crimp tube. For this type of crimp, all you need is a pair of chain-nose pliers to secure it, and the tube is finished nicely...
Using Crimp Ends with Accu-Flex® Beading Wire
String your design onto the very strong Accu-Flex Professional Quality Beading Wire and secure it using crimp ends. For this type of crimp, all you need is a pair of chain-nose pliers to secure it and the tube is finished nicely with two ends that...
Using Spacer Bars in Multi-Strand Designs
Assess the length your design will be. Subtract the length the spacer bars and the clasp will add to your design and then figure out how big each section of beads will be in between the spacer bars and the clasp.
Using Accu-Guard™ Wire Protectors
Accu-Guard wire protectors are designed to protect wire from undue wear from clasps and other sharp-edged components. Similar to French wire, only stiff and pre-curved into a horseshoe shape. Available in sterling silver, gold-filled, copper, and...
How to Use the Hidden Crimp End Clasp
Open the jaws of the pliers to be protected.
Use chain-nose pliers to open the loop (eye) on one eyepin. String the first link of a length/s of chain or one end of a strand/s then close the loop.Thread ends can be knotted directly onto the eyepin then trim excess thread.
How to Make a Briolette Wrapped Loop
Briolettes are beautiful in jewelry designs. They can be used when stringing a design using Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire or other stringing material. They can also be changed into a charm or pendant by creating a wrapped-loop that...
Crimping with Screw-Tite Crimps™
Screw-Tite Crimps are a secure way to connect your beading wire to a finding, such as a clasp. What makes this style crimp different from other crimps is that it is secured in place with a set screw. And not only is this crimp secure it can also be...
Using Crimp Covers
Crimp covers provide a professional and stylish way to finish your jewelry.
How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube
Looking at the closed jaws of the tool you will note the two crimp forming areas: the initial crimping station (E) and the final rounding station (F).
Creating a Polymer Clay Lump Cat
In this step-by-step tutorial, renowned polymer clay artist Christi Friesen demonstrates how to make what she calls a lump cat, a cute feline sculpted from Premo! Sculpey® jewelry clay and other jewelry supplies.
Using Crimp Tubes with Cording
String your design onto the cording of your choice then secure it to your clasp using a suitably sized crimp tube. For this type of crimp, all you need is a pair of chain-nose pliers to secure it, and the tube is finished nicely with two ends that...
Using an Intermittent Stringing Technique
Use an intermittent stringing technique when you want the base of a jewelry design (the wire, cord or string on which you are placing beads) to show as a design element of the piece. For example, you may want to use an intermittent stringing...
How To Use a Wide Eye Needle™
Wide Eye Needles™ come in lengths ranging from 1-1/2 inches to 5 inches long, and are very thin allowing them to pass several times through most beads. The shorter needles work well on weaving projects where the longer needles work well for picking...
Secrets to Crimping with Crimp Tubes
Finish beading wire securely and professionally with crimp tubes. Expert jewelry maker and instructor Tammy Honaman shows how to use crimp tubes for adding clasps directly to the end of your strung jewelry design.
Adding French Wire and Clasp to Silk Thread
French wire or buillion is a finely woven coil of sterling silver, "vermeil" or gold-filled wire. Choose a size that suits the size thread and bead hole of the beads in your design (you don't want to lose the French wire inside the bead).
Crimp Ends with Cording
String your design onto cording of your choice then secure them in place with crimp ends using a pair of chain-nose pliers. You can choose ends with loops then add your own favorite clasp or choose ends where one has a loop and one has a hook for a...