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How do you make shawl pins?

Shawl pins can be made using kilt pins, with or without loops, or large safety pins that have removable heads. Dress either of these two types of...

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...

How do I make ''mobius'' links?

A mobius strip can be made using a flat strip of any flexible material, such as paper, ribbon, woven seed beads, knitted yarn, wire or thin metal....

What is the average length for a man's necklace?

Men's necklaces generally start at 18 inches for a length slightly longer than a choker, then increase in size by 2-inch increments: 18 inches, 20...

What is padparadscha and how is it pronounced?

Padparadscha is pronounced "pad-pa-rod-sha." Padparadscha is a pinkish-orange to orangy-pink colored stone in the sapphire or corundum family of...

How do I turn a pendant into a necklace?

Pendants can be added to the center portion of a necklace that has been strung on wire, incorporating the loop of the pendant into the pattern. They...

How do you attach beads to "illusion" cord?

Place a drop of on the cord where you want to place the bead, string the bead and then slide the bead down to its position on the cord. Let the bead...

What type of clasp should be used with natural silk cord?

Any type of clasp that can accommodate the diameter of your silk cording is a good match. From there, it is best to choose a clasp that suits the...

How many 3mm beads are there to a 16-inch strand?

You will find approximately 133, 3mm beads per 16-inch strand.To determine how many beads will be on any particular strand, you can check the...

How many inches long should I make bracelets?

The standard adult-sized bracelet is approximately 7 inches for women and 8 inches for men. If you don't know the wrist size of the person you are...

What is the mineral composition of unakite?

Unakite is an altered granite, composed of pink orthoclase feldspar, green epidote and generally colorless quartz.MaterialsResources

What findings do I need to make earrings with half-drilled beads?

When making a pair of earrings or a pendant using , you need a finding that has a . The cup holds or cradles the half-drilled bead; the peg is used...

I have several art glass beads shaped like yo-yos with no holes. How can I incorporate them into a strand of beads?

Wire wrapping is a great way to incorporate items without holes into strung jewelry projects. Wire wrapping a bead is a freeform technique that...

I have a real problem trying to keep my jumprings closed so the wire doesn't slip through. Can you tell me what I need to do to fix this?

are the most popular jewelry connector, so there is more than one answer to the weaknesses in jumprings. Below are a few helpful tips to keep your...

What can you make using 3-3.5 inch headpins with a designer end with loop? I find it is too thick for most of my beads. Any design ideas for them?

To use a headpin such as the one displayed, which is made with wire that is approximately 18-gauge, thread on large-hole glass or metal beads then...

I make concrete pendants, but need a metal frame for them so they are stronger, how could I do that?

Using metal inlay components or frames will give your pendants a solid structure as well as a professionally finished look. Create your concrete and...

Is there a specific technique, or something, for wrapping a stone with wire for use in a necklace? Is this just a freeform type of thing I can do myself, or is there a special way of wrapping?

Wire-wrapping a stone is a freeform technique that utilizes your own personal creativity and tastes for each design. The recommended wire for ease of...

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...

I want to "trim" the edge of a seashell with silver. I definitely do not want to just glue metal on. Is there some way to attach metal to a shell? Could I perhaps even use metal clay?

Our suggestion is to apply copper foil to the edge of your seashell and tin the foil with silver using solder and a soldering iron. If you used metal...

I want to make a pair of earrings with a large bead at the bottom and tiny beads all bunched on top. Thanks

Using a chain to create a drop assembly is a good way to add beads in a specific order as well as make a visually appealing earring. The chain can be...

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