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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...

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...

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...

What is imitation rhodium? And should rhodium be used with white gold or sterling silver?

Imitation rhodium is typically an alloy of copper, tin and zinc, and/or nickel used for plating other jewelry metals like brass and steel to give...

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 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...

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...

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....

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...

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 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...

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 want to make my own horse hair bracelet with my horse's tail hair. What type of clasps and beading thread should I use?

After thoroughly washing and drying the horse hair, gather hair to the desired thickness and trim to 4 to 5 times the length of the finished design...

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 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...

What is the best way to finish a necklace in the back using a toggle clasp?

Secure with crimp beads or crimp tubes for a secure, professional finish.When stringing your design on Accu-Flex® beading wire, attach the ends of...

Can I glue accuflex? I have many not quite finished necklaces and previously have used crimp beads, but now am allergic to nickel and would like to finish long necklaces without "metal" or clasps and with glue. Thank you.

While almost any glue can be used with Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire, G-S Hypo cement or Loctite® 409 Gel work well and have fine-tip...

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...

Which bead tip do I use with rattail and bugtail?

Fold over cord tips or crimp tubes with loops are used for rattail and bugtail (satin cord) because they remain secure once clamped over the cording....

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