An ancient technique with modern applications
Stringing beads is one of the foundational skills of jewelry making and it can open up a myriad of design possibilities. Master this versatile and ever-popular technique with our abundant bead stringing resources. Happy Beading!
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Why You Need a Bead Reamer
Not all bead holes are created equal, which is why a bead reamer is a necessary jewelry-making tool. Just see how convenient (and easy) a reamer is to use for enlarging bead holes.
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Support breast cancer awareness by designing meaningful jewelry that shows support. Create this jewelry set using pink and white Czech druk beads for a stunning presentation.
This tourmaline necklace and earring set is right in line with the minimalistic jewelry trend. These amber and green tourmaline beads may be small, but they pack a mighty fashion punch.
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So You Want to Make Beaded Jewelry
Here's everything you need to know to make jewelry to sell, gift and wear. Discover the basic tools and supplies you'll need and find resources to get going.
A Guide to Jewelry-Making Jargon
Though a bit confusing at first, jewelry-making jargon helps customers and artists communicate effectively. Take a look at this brief guide to some common phrases and descriptions.
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What is the best method to attach an S clasp? Standard crimp bead and ring? Or something better? The necklace is 2 strand turquoise and rather heavy. Thank you.
Crimping a heavy-gauge soldered jump ring to each end of your design is the most secure way to go when using an S-hook clasp. Actually, this is best...
Can I glue accuflex? I have many not quite finished necklaces and previously have used crimp beads, but now am allergic to nickel and would like to finish long necklaces without "metal" or clasps and with glue. Thank you.
While almost any glue can be used with Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire, G-S Hypo cement or Loctite® 409 Gel work well and have fine-tip...