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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...

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...

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 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™...

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...

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 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...

Can crimp beads be used with thread?

The metal edges of a crimp bead can cut or fray thread when crimping so it is not recommended to use crimps when designing with thread. Instead, use...

What should I use to clean up any excess Apoxie from my piece? Should the excess be removed before set and dry?

Apoxie® Sculpt should be cleaned up before it cures otherwise it will need to be sanded or filed from unwanted areas. Have a beading awl, pair of...

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...

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...

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...

I have some copper pieces that I would like to look a bit darker, more antique. What product should I use to do this?

If the pieces are plated, they will most likely not take an antique finish. If the pieces are not plated or coated with a top coat, clean all pieces...

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 looking for directions for making a bead chain for putting an ID picture on. Kind of like the one for your glasses.

String your beaded design on 0.024-inch or 0.019-inch 49-strand Accu-Flex® beading wire then attach each end of the beading wire to a swivel clip or...

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 how-to video and illustrated instructions, to learn this versatile knotting technique. The adjustable knot works great with as well as...

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...

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...

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