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What is the best glue to use to make brooches? Is there a book on making brooches, hat pins and kilt pins?

To determine the best glue to use for making a brooch, you will need to know what materials you are using and then compare them to the recommended...

What is the best way to replace a pinback with only half the pinback left? I still have the closure portion, but not the pin and joint.

Cut or saw off the remaining attached parts. In this case, your closure or clutch is still attached. Make a clean cut and file away any rough parts...

I would like to make brooches but cannot find the pin back with mesh dome finding. I saw the brooch in a BeadStyle book. Can you help?

We carry the perforated discs in different sizes and finishes. Once you've beaded your design onto the disc, you can then pop them onto the pin back,...

I have been beading a long time and have never had trouble crimping until now. When sterling silver was less expensive, I always worked with sterling. But to save money, I have been working more with silver plate beads, etc. When I use silver plate...

Sterling silver crimps are alloyed with copper so this metal has more give and prevents the walls from breaking. Silver-plated crimps are not as...

My mother-in-law gave me two old gold tone clip on style earrings (each one is different) that belonged to her mother. She wants me to make the earrings into a brooch that will convert into a pendant also. What finding do I use to make this for her?

Cut the clip from the back of the earring with a strong pair of end-cutting nippers, or cutters such as memory wire shears. Using a needle file, file...

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