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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Crimp Ends with Cording
Crimp ends are a great finding for securing all kinds of cording. In this tutorial, Tammy Honaman shows you how the built-in loops and hooks give you a convenient clasp!
Using Accu-Guard™ Wire Protectors
This video tutorial shows how to use crimps, crimp covers and wire guardians to connect your bracelet to your clasp. You might say it is a video about the "beginning of the end" of your jewelry!
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Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Antiqued Pewter Alphabet Beads, Czech Pressed Glass Beads and Silver-Finished ''Pewter'' and Enamel...
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The Basics of Color
There is a power in color. We see the world in color, even dream in color. Step out of the box with your jewelry, using just a few basic color theories.
Top off the Year with Dione® Beads
The Dione Add a Bead System is a welcomed solution to time-pressed jewelry artists and retailers, and offers a great value as you only have to buy one necklace or bracelet instead of several different ones.
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When using a sterling silver pinch bail on a briolette, does pinching it together make a secure attachment or should I be using some type of glue on the bail?
You can use without glue, although it is recommended to use on the ends of the bail prongs before inserting into the pendant holes. The glue will...
What weight of Powercord is best to use when making stretch bracelets using 6mm Swarovski crystals and 4mm glass pearls?
Both of those beads have a hole approximately 1mm in diameter, so your best option is the 0.8mm diameter Powercord. If you are choosing to knot the...