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What size lobster-claw clasp do I use when making a bracelet which uses 12mm sterling silver round beads? What size silver wire do I need for stringing this?

For a bracelet using larger beads, I would recommend the or the . Both work well with larger beads. Not only do the larger clasps flow better with...

I purchased some mountain ''jade'' lapis (6-10mm) from you. What type of thread should I use to string them into a necklace?

If you are using thread to string your beads, I would suggest Silkon® thread medium-weight # 2 or heavyweight #3. Silkon is designed to have the...

How do I decide which size crimp to use for each beading wire size?

The way it works is that you need to have room for double the diameter of the wire to fit through the inside diameter of the crimp tube, plus room...

What is the difference between "tigertail" wire and regular beading wire? Which is the strongest for lanyards and badge holders? Thanks,

Tigertail™ is an economical type of stringing wire made with 7 stainless steel cables that are braided together then coated with a layer of nylon. It...

What size Accu-Flex® beading wire is best for pearls or small beads? I am worried that the wire will slip over time.

I recommend or , 49 strand for pearls and gemstones because their holes are small and the 49 strand is the most flexible, offering a beautiful...

What is the coating on Accu-Flex beading wire made of?

Accu-Flex® beading wire utilizes an advanced wire-bundling technology and is nylon coated for strength and durability, while still maintaining...

I am new to making jewelry. I bought some clear Accu-Flex® beading wire that has a grayish color to it. Can I use this with gold clasps and beads, or do you think it would look bad?

The wire you bought will work great for any designs with any color findings. The thing to keep in mind is that your wire will be covered by beads,...

What kind of beading wire would I use with mother-of-pearl beads or cultured freshwater pearls?

I recommend using for pearls since pearl holes tend to be a bit smaller and the 0.012 and 0.014 wires will fit really well. These wire sizes are...

I am reworking a bracelet into a necklace and am using sterling silver tube beads. When I finished the necklace I noticed it looked wavy. I used 0.15 wire with a plastic coating that seems wavy off the roll.

From the information that you have provided, it appears that the wire you are using has kept the "wavy" shape that it has been stored in. Generally,...

Sometimes my necklaces made using beading wire break in the middle of a necklace. What causes this and how can I keep it from happening?

There are a couple of factors to consider when having difficulties with your beading wire breaking. The first is to consider the strand count, brand...

How do you attach magnet clasps for bracelets to Accu-Flex® beading wire? And how do you determine what weight of Accu-Flex® beading wire to use.

Nearly any type of clasp, including magnetic clasps, can be attached to your jewelry with the use of a jumpring and crimp beads. Thread the crimp...

I want to make a pearl link necklace. How do I connect each circle? I want the pearls to form a link necklace!

If you're using metal , string the pearls onto a length of wire appropriate for the size circle you are creating, pass the wire ends through the last...

Is there any way to make the hole of a moderately sized bead smaller so it will work well on a headpin or Accu-Flex® beading wire?

are designed to prevent beads with larger holes from sliding and wobbling on standard-size stringing material.If your bead holes are too small for...

Hi, I am new at jewelry-making. Do I have to use a beading needle with the Accu-Flex® wire? Will it speed up the process? Thanks!

Accu-Flex® beading wire is flexible enough to drape beautifully and stiff enough that a needle is not necessary when stringing beads. Adding a...

What does "strand count" mean?

Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire is made up of many tiny strands of wire, twisted together and coated for strength and varying degrees of...

Is there a pattern available to make eyeglass holders? (for around the neck) And, are materials available through your company?

At this time, we don't have instructions for an eyeglass-holder design; however, you can transform any single-strand necklace design into an eyeglass...

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...

Hi, I am new at jewelry-making, Do I have to use a beading needle with the Accu-Flex® wire? Will it speed up the process? Thanks

Accu-Flex beading wire is heavy and rigid enough to not require a needle when stringing beads. A needle, such as a Wide-Eye Needle™, will make it...

I want to make a floating pearl and crystal necklace for my daughter's prom dress. I saw one using gold Accu-Flex® wire with the pearls crimped on each side. It looked really cool--but I am unsure of the weight of the wire: .019 inches or .024...

Cultured freshwater usually have a hole size of 0.5 millimeter or 1/64 inch, so we would recommend stringing pearls on . If the pearls you're using...

I make magnetic bracelets and would like to use a wire to string the beads. What is the best choice and do I use the crimp bead method for the magnetic clasps?

Beading wire such as Accu-Flex® beading wire is one of the best stringing materials to use for bracelets that incorporate a magnetic clasp. This type...

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