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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,...

Can Bond-a-Stud dots be cut smaller?

Yes, they can be cut smaller if necessary; use a pair of sharp scissors for clean edges.Materials

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 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...

How long are the posts on earrings and tie tacs?

Typically they measure approximately 3/8 inch.Materials

I am changing earrings from a French hook to a post. After taking off the French hook, there is a 2mm hole. Should I just glue a post back to it or fill in the hole?

Choose a flat pad earstud finding to fit the back of the entire earring nicely. Glue the two pieces together using an adhesive suited for metal....

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...

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

When making earwires I use or half-hard sterling silver wire since it holds shapes well and fits through the pierced hole in most ears.Resources...

I want to make some dangle earrings with crystals and really fine snake-type chain. Should I use crimps on the ends or something else?

Your idea sounds beautiful. I would suggest using crimps on the snake chain, just choose the right crimp to fit the chain. Before you get into your...

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 in different sizes and finishes. Once you've beaded your design onto the disc, you can then pop them onto the , and earring findings...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

For making your own earwires, I would recommend using a so the shape is easily repeatable and all earwires match. Instructions are included with...

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

Design Idea 98Q5Select 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...

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...

How do you make earrings for people who don't have pierced ears?

You can convert any earring design that uses earwires or ear posts-with-drops to non-pierced styles by replacing the pierced earring finding with...

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 available in the Gallery of Designs. Use these inspirations as a basis for your own ideas.To make any of these into a clip-on style,...

How do you use the kidney shape earring?

Unhook the wire from the catch on the earwire. Slip on a dangle then bring it around the wire so it sits in the loop. Put the straight end of the...

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