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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...

How do I find bezel cups made from recycled materials?

Using scrap metal sheet and scrap wire are both great ways to create bezels from your own 'recycled' materials.Bottle caps can be used as bezel cups....

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...

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 gauge wire is used for headpins/eyepins when using Swarovski crystals?

The gauge of wire we recommend depends on whether you are finishing the headpin with a simple loop or a wrapped loop.Choose a heavier gauge headpin...

How do you make your own headpins?

video how-to and instructions and video how-to and illustrated instructions. These resources detail how wire can be transformed into four different...

How do you finish a cord with cord coils?

are a quick and easy way to finish different types of cord, including , and . I've found it works best to trim the end of your cord on a bias (45...

What are metal headpins made of?

Plated headpins are made from a base metal or brass--many being white brass. Precious metal headpins include the same composition as other precious...

Is the color on dyed pearls permanent?

The dyes used to color pearls can fade over time. Because pearls are porous, they often absorb human oils, makeup and perfume, which can stain and...

How is a screw type barrel clasp attached to beading wire?

Secure Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire to the loops on a barrel clasp using crimp beads and a crimping tool. Similar metal Accu-Guard™...

How are gold-filled and gold-plated different?

Gold-fill is 50 to 100 times thicker than regular gold plating, and it is about 17 to 25 times thicker than heavy gold electroplate. The base metal...

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

How do you add beads to the cell phone cords?

The mini /zipper pulls are designed to attach to your cell phone by looping the cord through the lanyard holes found on the side or top of some phone...

How do crimp beads work and when do I use them?

Crimp beads, also called crimp tubes, are designed to clamp down and secure Accu-Flex® beading wire. Crimp beads shouldn't be used when working with...

How do you finish a 3" to 4" dangle from a necklace? I have used tiger tail for the other part of the necklace. I am using an enhancer for the dangle.

String beads onto headpins then connect them to a length of chain by finishing the end of the headpin with a wrapped loop. Connect the chain to the...

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...

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,...

How do you measure a jumpring, so you know what to order, I'm using them on a toggle clasp for a spoon bracelet.

To measure the outside diameter (OD) of a jumpring, use a sliding gauge, or caliper. Slide the gauge so the tabs are separated enough to fit the...

How does the gauge of the headpin coordinate with the size of the headpin?

Since the headpin is made of wire, it is measured in gauges. Common gauges for headpins range from 18-gauge (thick) to 26-gauge (thin). Choose the...

Can I solder jumprings with the Microtorch?

The Microtorch was designed to work with solder and flux to solder precious metal items together, and it will indeed solder jumprings (including the...

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