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How do you finish a necklace with cord coils?

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

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 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™...

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 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...

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...

I am going to add some crystals to wooden letters. What would be better, flat backs or hot fix and what glue would I use? If hot fix is better, how do you use them? Thank you,

Flat back crystals are a good choice when attaching crystals to wooden letters as the adhesion can be controlled more readily.Before you glue any...

I'd like to make a loop using seed beads, to show off this focal piece I have. How do you do that?

If the focal is drilled or has a hole of some sort, create a simple seed bead bail by cutting a piece of Accu-Flex® beading wire, passing it through...

What kind of knot do you tie when using elastic cord for a bracelet so it is secure when you're done beading?

It is recommended to tie elastic cord using a square or surgeon's knot. Provided below is a how-to video and illustrated instructions on both of...

How do I make a bookmark using the J-shaped finding with the loop on the tip?

953J_01.jpgOne popular way to decorate this type of finding is to string beads on a headpin then forming a simple loop. Secure the drop to the...

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...

I find crimp covers are locking into each other while in storage, what is the best way to separate them?

Sometimes they will separate if you gently drop the crimp covers onto your work space. For the more clingy pairs, grasp one interlocked crimp cover...

How do you secure cord coils to rubber cord? The fit is pretty tight, but is there some way to secure it further? Thanks.

Using a toothpick, apply a fast drying glue to the inside of the coil. Devcon 2-part jeweler’s epoxy is recommended because it dries fast and has a...

After you have used a liver of sulfur bath for a fired metal clay piece, how do you dispose of the liver of sulfur? Thanks for your help.

Though Liver of Sulfur (potassium polysulfide) can be a hazardous substance in dry form (please read this product's warning label), it quickly goes...

I would like to string some heavy gemstone beads on elastic. What's the best material to use and how do I finish it? If I knot it how do I hide the knot? Thanks,

Powercord® is an elastic cord that returns to its original shape after stretching. It works well with gemstone beads, crystal and glass beads. It is...

I would like to start using wire protectors but there are a few sizes, how do I pick the right one?

The description of Accu-Guard™ wire protectors provides the overall size of the finding and the inside diameter. Accu-Guard wire protectors have...

How do I go from 2 strands of beads at the back of a necklace to 1 strand in the front?

In addition to a two-strand clasp to bring the double strands from the back to front, you will need a set of components, such as a two-to-one link or...

I am a beginner and am having a problem with the finishing touches of my jewelry. Is there a step by step book that you can suggest for beginners?

I would suggest the book as a good place to start. It covers 16 techniques as well as 14 complete projects. Secrets to Success also highlights the...

I bought copper French wire, 1.5mm spiral. How can I use this wire?

Besides French wire's primary job, to cover and protect threads near the clasp, French wire in any color can be a decorative component. Use it as...

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