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Can I use the wire guardian as the hook for my clasp?

We wouldn't recommend using the Accu-Guard™ wire protector as a hook, but it could be used as the loop or "eye" side of a "hook-and-eye" clasp...

What does oxidated and anodized mean? Thank you,

Oxidated is really another way of saying oxidized. Oxidized means metals are treated with a chemical that simulated the natural occurrence of oxides...

How do you finish a necklace with cord coils?- Paulo, HI

See the how-to video and illustrated instructions on how to use cord coils to create a professional finish.MaterialsResources how-to video and...

How do I measure a necklace that I have designed and finished?

First start with a well-marked steel ruler. A handmade necklace should be measured from end to end. For example, a necklace with a lobster claw 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™...

What can I do when I have already used a magnetic clasp on my necklace but then the magnetic clasp does not hold anymore and the necklace opens? I hate to have to restring...

We recommend removing the magnetic clasp ends from the jumpring or split ring used to connect the clasp to your design and then attaching a new...

What findings are used for attaching clasps to sterling silver or gold-filled chain sold by the yard? What is the best technique for it?

Bulk chain (chain sold by the yard or spool) can be attached to clasps with a variety of findings. The findings you need will depend on the type of...

Is there any way to connect multiple strands of heavier cord, like the satin cords or leather cords?

There are several ways to achieve a multi-strand cord design. The key is to keep the cord ends tidy using findings. Here are two design tips to get...

How do crimp covers work? How do they take up slack on jewelry without restringing?

Crimp covers are a C-shaped finding designed to disguise your crimp beads or knots used in your designs. Place the crimp cover over your crimp beads...

Can I use bead tips to cover crimp tubes and beads when finishing my necklace using flexible beading wire?

Bead tips can be used over crimps as well as to cover knots when attaching a strand of wire to a jumpring or clasp. The only down side to using a...

What do I need to add to my bracelet designs to keep them from falling off and being lost--my customers are asking and I want to be able to offer them a solution. Thanks.

Safety or extender chains are the ideal solution for keeping jewelry from falling off and being lost forever because they add extra security to the...

I am making rings using Powercord®. How do I hide the knot? My beads are not large enough for it to fit through.

You have two options to hide your knot. Choose a new coordinating bead with a hole large enough to accommodate the knot, or you can use a crimp cover...

I love working in all kinds of bead weaving stitches. However, no matter what stitch I use the bracelet always stretches or "grows". I use Fire line. I tie knots often. What else can I do to retain size? Thanks in advance.

You can condition FireLine® which should help. Cut the length you require and run the thread between your thumb and forefinger, using a tight grip on...

I want to make my own pins using various wire and different gauges of wire, copper, sterling, etc. These pins would be made using one continuous piece of wire. What is the best way to sharpen the pin end?

Use a jeweler's file or a sanding disc accessory for a rotary tool to take down the end of any wire to form a sharp point. If using a jeweler's file,...

I am making a necklace with multi-silk cords for that "thick" look. What kind of clasp can I use and how would it be attached? There are 5-6 cords together and quite bulky. Thank you for your help,

You can use almost any clasp with a ring or loop attached to it. Choose one that best suits your finished design, factoring in metal choice, size and...

What is the best method to attach an S clasp? Standard crimp bead and ring? Or something better? The necklace is 2 strand turquoise and rather heavy. Thank you.

Crimping a heavy-gauge soldered jump ring to each end of your design is the most secure way to go when using an S-hook clasp. Actually, this is best...

Hello, I am having a hard time getting my earrings to hang straight. They want to turn either to the right or left. Is it because I'm hand drilling the center of my brass? Thank You.

There are a couple of ways to prevent your earrings from flipping around. Use a large earring back or place a comfort pad on, before your earnut....

I'm making hatbands, but I don't know how to finish the ends. They need to be adjustable. Do you have any ideas? I'd prefer to NOT sew the bands to a backing. Thanks!

String your beads onto a piece of strong and stretchy Powercord® to give your hatband adjustability. To finish the Powercord neatly, tie a surgeon's...

I am trying to learn the benefits of resin beads over plastic beads, what are the characteristics of resin beads?

Plastic comes in a variety of types and weights. Some plastic is harder and more durable than others. Resin and synthetic resin (a variety of...

I would like to make an adjustable leather cord pendant necklace and I can't find instructions on how to create the adjustable knot closure.

Follow the "Knots Tutorial" how-to video and illustrated instructions, to learn this versatile knotting technique. The adjustable knot works great...

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