Swarovski® Crystal Pearl Colors
Are you not sure what color of Swarovski® crystal pearl you need? This chart showcases crystal pearl colors and their names so you can shop with ease.
The Identification of Zachery-Treated Turquoise (Zachery Method)
The Zachery process improves the properties of natural turquoise without using artificial additives such as plastic. Zachery-treated turquoise retains gemological properties similar to those of untreated turquoise. As a result of this process,...
What Size Needle?
Easy-to-follow chart gives suggestions for which needles can be used when working with a range of bead types.
Jewelry Chain Styles
Untangle any confusion over chains. We show you 34 styles of chain, how each looks, a description and alternate name for the chain.
All About Metal Sheet
Let this convenient chart help you determine which type of metal sheet is right for your project with gauge, hardness, recommended uses and other information.
Cabochon Size and Shape Chart
This printable PDF offers easy-to-compare visuals for understanding cabochon cuts and sizes, including round, oval, heart and teardrop.
The is a revolutionary compact, multi-functional tool perfect for grinding, sharpening, sanding, deburring, polishing and more. Designed to be the safest sharpening system in the industry, the Jooltool can be used with a variety of attachable discs...
Gemstone Size and Ruler Chart
This printable PDF offers easy-to-compare visuals for understanding gemstone cuts and sizes, as well as a small millimeter/inch gauge.
Wire Gauge to Inches and Millimeters Conversion
Conveniently determine the diameter, in inches or millimeters, of wire gauges from 10 to 38 gauge.
Gemstone Material Types
Trade names are terms used in the jewelry-making industry to refer to materials that resemble natural gemstones. These names show up in quotation marks or have parenthetical (imitation) or (manmade) following them in their descriptions. When buying...
Apoxie® Color Chart
Customize your colors for pavé-style jewelry components that use Apoxie® Sculpt two-part sculptural epoxy. Color blends shown below require materials to be measured by weight, so an accurate baking scale or postage scale will be needed.
Seed Beads per Package
Seed bead counts for every style of round seed beads, as well as shaped beads such as magatama, bugle, fringe and more. Available brands include Miyuki, Preciosa, Dyna-Mites™ and Ming Tree™.**Please note that the number of beads listed below is an...
What to Know: Needles and Threads
Picture this: you've set out to make a piece of beadwork using small beads. You've chosen a good needle and some strong thread and you feel you're on your way to beading bliss. You clip along for awhile. But what is this? An impasse! Your bliss has...
Gemstone Treatment Guide
Lists and explains each treatment or enhancement used on gemstone materials and pearls sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®.We use the following symbols to designate natural, enhanced, synthetic and imitation (manmade) gemstones. All of the symbols...
Firing Gemstones and Natural Stones in Art Clay®
Do you want to add gemstones to your metal clay designs? This chart provides information on the stones that can be safely fired with Art Clay® and which stones should be avoided.
Cord Cap Hole Sizes
Hole diameters and cord size recommendations for both crimp style and glue-in style cord caps.
Swarovski® Crystal Fancy Stones - Color and Effect Guide
Find the perfect colors and effects of Swarovski® crystal fancy stones for your next project with this useful chart. Each color and effect is named and pictured for color matching and easy shopping.
Colors of Gemstones, Shell and More
A range of bead materials organized into color families: black and stone, blue and purple, green and aqua, red and pink, white and clear, and more.
Beads Per Inch Chart
This chart shows you the approximate number of beads for various lengths.(length of strand excludes clasp)