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What is Kato Polyclay™ used for?

is a clay-like material made from polyvinyl chloride and colorful pigments. This polymer clay can be shaped to create some amazing works of art. It...

Do you have instructions for Petersburg stitch?

A link to instructions by Jean Campbell for the St. Petersburg chain stitch, courtesy of Beading Daily®, is listed in the resources below. Also...

What's the difference between, sterling silver and silver-plated?

Please refer to the definitions below for information on these metals.Sterling Silver - These items are made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper or...

How do you attach beads to "illusion" cord?

Place a drop of on the cord where you want to place the bead, string the bead and then slide the bead down to its position on the cord. Let the bead...

What is dichroic glass, and how is it pronounced?

Pronounced /dí-kró-ic/, dichroic glass was developed by NASA and the Department of Defense and their contractors to help protect sensitive spacecraft...

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...

What is Apache weave?

Apache weave is also called brick stitch or stacking stitch created with seed beads, needle and thread. It is also known as the Comanche or Cheyenne...

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 thread do you use for bead crochet?

You have a couple of options: works well for crochet. Most beads string well onto this thread, which is a synthetic material that drapes and knots...

How do you make shawl pins?

Shawl pins can be made using kilt pins, with or without loops, or large safety pins that have removable heads. Dress either of these two types of...

Are Omega chains stiffer than regular chains?

Omega chains are machined to be flexible while holding their round or oval shapes. They drape beautifully and will not bend back onto themselves as...

When a crystals description includes Xilion, what does that mean?

The term Xilion is a particular faceting style, or cut, patented by Swarovski and launched in 2004 in their bead line. These crystals are cut with an...

What gauge wire is used for headpins/eyepins when using Swarovski crystals?

The gauge of wire we recommend depends on whether you are finishing the headpin with a simple loop or a wrapped loop.Choose a heavier gauge headpin...

How do I turn a pendant into a necklace?

Pendants can be added to the center portion of a necklace that has been strung on wire, incorporating the loop of the pendant into the pattern. They...

How many 11/0 seed beads in an inch?

There are approximately 14.1 11/0 seed beads in one inch. The diameter of an 11/0 seed bead is 1.8mm. There are 25.4mm in one inch.- Maura Buckner...

What is the mineral composition of unakite?

Unakite is an altered granite, composed of pink orthoclase feldspar, green epidote and generally colorless quartz.MaterialsResources

How can I preserve flowers to be used in resin pendants?

Encasing flowers in resin is a wonderful way to "keep" them looking fresh forever!Here are the steps for how to preserve the flowers and a how-to...

How do you measure beads?

The most common way to measure a bead is in millimeters (mm) using a caliper. To use a caliper, slide open the tips, place the tips against the...

How did the tradition of throwing beads at Mardi Gras get started? Thanks

While Mardi Gras originated in Medieval Europe in 1702, the tradition of throwing Mardi Gras beads didn't start until the early 1900s in New Orleans....

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