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What size wire should I use for wrapping beads to hoops?

Use a 24- or 26-gauge wire in dead-soft precious metal or a copper-core wire, like Parawire™ or Zebra Wire™, for wrapping beads onto hoops. The...

I want to make my own ear wires. What type of wire should I use?

Round half-hard wire in 20 or 21 gauge is ideal for ear wires. Smaller gauges are too thin and larger gauges too heavy for standard ear piercings....

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

When making a pair of earrings or a pendant using half-drilled beads, you need a finding that has a cup with a post or peg. The cup holds or cradles...

What is the definition of a "finding"?

A "finding" is a jewelry-making term which defines a metal component used to connect and assemble jewelry. They are products used to thread through,...

Mom wants to make some clip-on earrings with her seashells. How do I do this?

Use a flat pad clip-on earring finding to make easy seashell earrings. Apply Loctite® 409 Gel adhesive to the seashell and to the flat pad. Press the...

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 would like to take the long earwire off a dangling earring and replace it with a post or something other than the long wire. Can it be done?

Open the loop on the earwire using a pair of chain-nose pliers and remove the dangle. Reserve the earwire for another pair of earrings. Choose a post...

I want to make small beaded earrings for post-type findings and clip-on findings. What supplies do I need to design them?

There are many design ideas which use post earrings available in the Gallery of Designs. Use these inspirations as a basis for your own ideas.To make...

How do you use stack-a-bead earwires? How do you bend them back the same?

Sterling silver stack-a-bead earwires are quite pliable and will bend to allow the beads to slip on and then bend back down again to their original...

How do I finish off the bottom of long-shank earwires?

After adding your bead selections to the earwire, you can make a loop using the remaining shank and then hang an earring design from the loop or...

I have a pair of post earrings that I want to make into dangles but there is no hole. How do I do that?

If the post of the earring is soldered to a metal pad, you can convert that pad to a finding if there is a flat place to make a hole. Use a metal...

What is the best size and type of sterling silver wire to make earring wires?

22-gauge sterling silver half-hard wire would be appropriate for most earwire styles. If you will be hammering your designs, you may want to start...

I have some carved shell flowers. The hole is in the middle of each flower. How do I attach beads and how do I make them into earrings?

You can turn your shell flowers into pendants or drops by threading them onto a headpin then forming the headpin into a bail. Follow the "Making a...

Over time the holes in my ears have stretched. What kind of ear finding is available to hide the large holes in my ears. I think the findings should be lightweight.

Light, flexible Lobe Wonder® patches instantly hide earlobe damage for piercings that are stretched or torn, and help prevent damage to healthy or...

How long are the posts on earrings and tie tacs?

Typically they measure approximately 3/8 inch.Materials

I have a customer who wants to add a dangle to some diamond ear studs. What is the best way to do that? Thanks!

Select a section of chain with a link size that will fit over the earring post of the stud. Cut the chain to the desired length and embellish the...

I have a caliper and I would like to know how to measure an earring finding for a leverback.

Leverback earring components have 2 hinged wire segments and a ring for attaching a dangle. If you wish to measure the width of the wire part that...

Are surgical steel and niobium considered to be hypo-allergenic?

Yes, both niobium and stainless steel (of which some types are used in surgical applications) are generally tolerated by people who have trouble...

In general, what is the best gauge and hardness of wire recommended for making earrings?

When making ear wires I use 21-gauge or 22-gauge half-hard sterling silver wire since it holds shapes well and fits through the pierced hole in most...

Do you have any easy instructions for making loop earring findings?

For making your own ear wires, I would recommend using a wire jig so the shape is easily repeatable and all ear wires match. Instructions are...

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