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What thread do you use for bead crochet?

You have a couple of options: works well for crochet. Most beads string well onto this thread, which is a synthetic material that drapes and knots...

What is macramé beading cord? Where is it in your catalogue?

Macramé cord is a type of woven cord commonly used to make adjustable and knotted jewelry designs. While macramé was originally created by Arabic...

What size beads can you use with leather cord?

Most sizes of beads will work; just keep in mind that the bead hole has to be large enough to fit the cord through. For designs using 0.5mm to 1mm...

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...

I am making rings using Powercord®. How do I hide the knot? My beads are not large enough for it to fit through.

You have two options to hide your knot. Choose a new coordinating bead with a hole large enough to accommodate the knot, or you can use a crimp cover...

I've been making beaded bracelets with Powercord and GS Hypo Cement, but the knots still seem to come loose after wearing a few times. Can you recommend a different cement/adhesive product for this purpose?

When finishing , we recommend using a square or surgeon's knot since these are the most secure knots for this type of elastic material. Once knotted,...

I would like instructions on stringing a mother of pearl necklace. What type of string do you recommend and does each pearl have to be knotted?

Either Accu-Flex® beading wire, for regular stringing projects or silk threads, for knotting projects will work well with mother-of-pearl beads, and...

What is the best wire for making a flexible bracelet and the best stretch cord size?

is highly recommended, as it is a kink-resistant strong beading wire that still offers flexibility when worn. It's available in a variety of...

When working with wood beads, what type of stringing material works best?

The best stringing materials include leather cord, satin cord, imitation leather and cotton cord and hemp cord are great materials to use when...

What is the best chain or cord to use with the Dione beads or any large hole beads.

Caprice chain, 3-4mm rubber cording, 3mm woven cotton, 3-4mm leather cording, 3mm bola cord and 3x1mm faux suede lacing will all work great with the...

When making items with elastic cord, can I use a hot glue gun to secure the knot on the project?

E6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive is the best adhesive to use to secure knots on stretchy stringing materials. E6000 is flexible when cured so it can...

What type of beads work best with 20-pound hemp?

20-pound hemp cording is 1mm in diameter and works best with beads that have holes larger than 1mm. Refer to the Bead Hole Sizes chart and Seed Bead...

How do I choose the size stretch cord to make bracelets?

The size stretch cord needed for a project mostly depends on the size of the beads you are using and the diameter of the bead hole. Usually, the...

I have started to make flowers using seed beads but I am having trouble finding 30-gauge wire in colors. I am also looking for books on bead flowers.

This sounds like the historical craft of French-beaded flowers.You can find a variety of 30-gauge colored copper wire in the product line. If you...

I have been making some necklaces with waxed cotton cord using a surgeon's style sliding knot. A few have been returned because the knots come undone. Any suggestions?

Make certain that the method you use to create a surgeon's knot is the same as shown in the "Knots Tutorial" how-to video and illustrated instruction...

What is the best type of glue to use when gluing leather cord into cord ends?

E-6000® is a nice choice because it is clear, flexible, adheres metal to leather and is water resistant.MaterialsResources chart how-to video and...

What size silk cord or thread is needed to make tassels?

You can make tassels out of any size thread or cord. The traditional tassels you might find on a piece of furniture or pillow use thick silk or...

Which bead tip do I use with rattail and bugtail?

Fold over cord tips or crimp tubes with loops are used for rattail and bugtail (satin cord) because they remain secure once clamped over the cording....

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...

I would like to make stretch bracelets, and I have two different types of cord, one is plastic, the other is almost like a fabric, the fabric frays when I use it, how can I stop this from happening?

Applying a dab of adhesive would prevent the cording from fraying. Depending on the type of fabric used in your cording, Dritz® Fray Check™ may work...

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