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Oval Jumprings

In this jewelry-making product show-and-tell, expert jewelry maker Tammy Honaman explains how oval jumprings are made and the various metal materials, sizes and gauges oval jumprings are available in at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.

Secrets to a Split Ring Loop

A split ring loop is an alternative to using a jumpring for jewelry-making connections. Expert jewelry maker and instructor Tammy Honaman demonstrates the steps to make a split ring loop on a headpin.

Kato Polyclay™ - The Skinner Blend Technique

Named after Judith Skinner, the creator of this technique, the Skinner Blend technique has revolutionized the process of blending colors. The first few times you practice this technique it is good to choose colors that mix well together: yellow and...

Secrets to Crimp Covers - Hiding Knots

Crimp covers aren’t just for concealing crimps. See also how these handy jewelry findings can hide knots on jewelry thread and cord as expert jewelry maker Tammy Honaman walks you through the steps.

Secrets to a Wrapped Loop

Learn how to make the perfect wrapped loop for creating secure and professional drops or connections in jewelry designs. Expert jewelry maker Tammy Honaman walks you through the steps of this basic jewelry-making technique.

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.

Applying Magic-Glos® Top Coat

Secrets to an Overhand Knot

Learn how to make an overhand knot, a commonly used jewelry-making knot for working with cord. A 3D visual helps make this tutorial a cinch as Tammy Honaman, expert jewelry maker, also demonstrates this technique.

Making Beads with the Paper Bead Roller

Trim paper according to the type of bead you wish to create. (Refer to the sample panel of bead types below.)

Tumbling and Polishing Jewelry and Stones with a Tumbler

Unscrew the nut on the top of the barrel. Remove the metal washer. Remove the outer metal lid. If the lid is difficult to remove, insert the washer into the area between the lip of the lid and the barrel and twist to lift the lid away from the...

Secrets to Cutting Memory Wire

Tammy Honaman, jewelry-making expert, explains how memory wire is a favorite jewelry wire for designing, but you need a special pair of memory wire shears to cut the stainless steel without becoming damaged.

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.

How To Set Up and Polish with the Polisher Bench Lathe

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.

Plated Jumprings

Take it from expert jewelry maker Tammy Honaman, jumprings are a handy little jewelry finding for connecting components. Learn about the plated metal jumpring options available at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.

Secrets to Finishing with Bead Ends

See how to use a half-drilled bead end to finish memory wire ends in this quick-and-easy jewelry-making tutorial led by expert jewelry maker and instructor Tammy Honaman.

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...

Secret to a Surgeon's Knot

Tammy Honaman shows you how to make a surgeon’s knot, an especially handy knot to know for finishing bead cording. A large 3D animation helps you see exactly where the thread ends need to go.

Polymer Clay Mica-Shift Technique

Karat Gold Jumprings

Add precious metal appeal to jewelry designs and chainmaille by learning all about karat gold jumprings available at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads in this product feature led by jewelry-making expert Tammy Honaman.
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