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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 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 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...

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...

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...

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 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,...

How do you do a ''stop stitch'' with two beads on a border to bring two pieces of fabric together?

Rather than the stop stitch, the beaded whip stitch is commonly used to sew fabric together and embellish at the same time. Follow the FREE tutorial...

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 jumpring to each end of your design is the most secure way to go when using an S-hook clasp. Actually, this is best...

How do I attach a clasp to ball chain? What type of clasp do I use?

Use a ball chain connector (suitable to the size ball chain you are working with) as your clasp. Place the last ball on one end of the ball chain...

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...

How do I finish a leather necklace using the coil leather crimps?

Check out the below how-to video on how to finish your leather necklace with cord coils. To complete the project, you'll need the coils, cording and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How do you stop the fishing line type cord from unraveling when knotted at the end of my project? Thank you,

A surgeon's knot is recommended for finishing the end of your project. This knot is secure when tightened and will not loosen even if the ends have...

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...

What kind of wire or string should be used when making a necklace where the beads go all the way around the neck so it will lie flat?

Silk or nylon thread is a great choice because it gives your necklace a nice drape. Designers typically use , and .Resources illustrated...

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