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Is Tigertail good for making waist beads? And if so, which strand is best?

Tigertail™ beading wire can be used for waistbeads, but with only 7 strands it can become kinked more easily which will result in breakage. I...

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,...

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...

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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?

TierraCast BeadAligners™ are designed to prevent beads with larger holes from sliding and wobbling on standard-size stringing material.If your bead...

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 wire, string the pearls onto a length of wire appropriate for the size circle you are creating, pass the wire ends through the...

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 0.012 or 0.014, 49 strand Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire for pearls and gemstones because their holes are small and the 49...

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 sterling silver oval triggerless clasp or the 17x11mm infinity lobster claw clasp. Both work...

I am creating a necklace with rather heavy beads and am thinking about using 22 ga wire but have no idea how to finish it. I don’t think there’s a crimp big enough...HELP!

If you are stringing, Beadalon® and Accu-Flex® make beading wire that combines the flexibility and softness of thread with the strength and...

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...

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 jump ring and crimp beads. Thread the crimp...

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,...

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

I recommend using 0.014-inch or 0.012-inch Accu-Flex® beading wire for pearls since pearl holes tend to be a bit smaller and the 0.012 and 0.014...

I am using Accu-Flex® 7 strands (.012") and crimp beads with pearls and other beads. Some of the necklaces get broken after a while. What can I use to make them stronger?

If a necklace is breaking in the middle of the wire, then a higher strand count of Accu-Flex can be used to correct the problem. Although the...

I have made and sold over 50 beaded lanyards since November. Now all of a sudden people are coming back because they have broken. I used Accu-Flex® beading wire 7 strand 0.019 clear for stringing. Do you have any suggestions for something stronger?...

Lanyards get a lot of hard use. Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire comes in different "weights" which is a combination of the diameter of...

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