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How do you add beads to the cell phone cords?

The mini lanyard components/zipper pulls are designed to attach to your cell phone by looping the cord through the lanyard holes found on the side or...

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....

How do you connect rhinestones to an eyeglass holder?

Gluing flat backs with two-part epoxy to the metal portions of the eyeglass holders will add some sparkle. You can either cover the entire base or...

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...

What's the history of pearls?

It is believed by some that an ancient fish-eating tribe, perhaps along the coast of India, initially appreciated the shape and luster of saltwater...

Are seed beads made of glass?

All seed beads available from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads are made of glass.MaterialsResources article article article article article

What are the Crystal Passions birthstone colors?

The following list includes the Crystal Passions colors most commonly used when creating birthstone designs:January: GarnetFebruary: AmethystMarch:...

What are Pandora beads?

Pandora™ is a trademarked line of jewelry that is typified by a chain on which silver-lined large-hole beads are collected over time to mark special...

How can I match pearls easily?

Using a hole puncher, make two rows of 10 holes on a piece of card stock. Apply masking tape to the back side of the card stock, with the sticky side...

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 the mineral composition of unakite?

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

Can Crystal Passions be stored in an unheated building without bursting?

There is no evidence that heat or cold temperatures will affect Crystal Passions.- Kristal Wick, Designer, Author and Jewelry-Making ExpertMaterials

Is the FireLine thread like fishing line?

Berkley® FireLine thread is similar to fishing line due to its transparency. However, FireLine is made using a triple-weave process (and almost looks...

What's the difference between a paua shell and an abalone shell?

They are one and the same, the difference in name is based on where the shell is from or who is naming it. Abalone is derived from the Spanish word...

Can I use regular size 11 seed beads in place of DB beads in a pattern?

Yes, you can use size 11 (11/0) seed beads.A few things to note:Patterns designed using Delicas are typically patterns where beads stack neatly and...

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...

What is the average length for making an ankle bracelet?

The average ankle bracelet length is 9 inches. If you're not able to fit the bracelet to the person who's going to wear it, it might be helpful to...

Are the inlaid cabochons plastic, or are they natural stone?

Inlaid cabochons are not plastic they are reconstituted gemstone materials. The gemstone material is ground, mixed with bonders then formed into a...

How do you attach beads to "illusion" cord?

Place a drop of G-S Hypo Cement on the cord where you want to place the bead, string the bead and then slide the bead down to its position on the...

Please explain how to effectively use adhesives to secure crimps.

After placing the crimp onto the wire in its final position, place a small amount of adhesive, such as G-S Hypo cement, which has a fine-tip...

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