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How do you attach beads to "illusion" cord?

Place a drop of G-S Hypo Cement on the cord where you want to place the bead, string the bead and then slide the bead down to its position on the...

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 do you add beads to the cell phone cords?

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

How do you finish a cord with cord coils?

Cord coils are a quick and easy way to finish different types of cord, including leather, rubber and suede. I've found it works best to trim the end...

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...

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 do you make your own headpins?

"Making Headpins from Wire" video how-to and instructions and "Making Ball-Tip Headpins with a Butane Torch" video how-to and illustrated...

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...

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...

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...

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....

What is the best glue to use to make brooches? Is there a book on making brooches, hat pins and kilt pins?

To determine the best glue to use for making a brooch, you will need to know what materials you are using and then compare them to the recommended...

I am making a rosary and am looking for the thickest and strongest eye pin. I have had trouble with the loops stretching open under normal stress. Any suggestions?

The 21-gauge (0.028 inch) eye pins are a solid and dependable finding, great for most projects requiring a heavier weight eye pin. This gauge is...

What can you make using 3-3.5 inch head pins 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 head pin 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 would like to know the difference between a regular crimp tube and a thick-wall crimp?

There are two differences between standard crimps and thick-wall crimps--inside diameter and strength. A standard crimp may have an inside diameter...

What is the best way to make a simple loop at the top of a headpin that will keep multiple beads on the headpin from twirling around (so that they stay stable and facing forward)?

The best way to secure a bead, or beads, in place on a headpin is to make the simple loop very close to and slightly inside the hole of the last...

How do I know what size split ring, jump ring and wire to use on a project?

You want the scale of your findings to balance well with your other components, as well as hold your design together. Reviewing the scale of the...

What is the best way to replace a pinback with only half the pinback left? I still have the closure portion, but not the pin and joint.

Cut or saw off the remaining attached parts. In this case, your closure or clutch is still attached. Make a clean cut and file away any rough parts...

Could you please explain how to make jumprings? What do you use to cut them?

To make your own jumprings, tightly coil your wire around a jumpring mandrel at the desired width. Remove the coil. Use flush-cutters to cut away one...

What is the best glue to use for brooches and cab settings?

It depends on the setting and type of cabochon and you might need to test more than one glue. See the ''Glues and Adhesives Chart'' as well as the...

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