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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 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...

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 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...

How do you tie off an elastic cord, as in a bracelet?

I recommend using a or sailor's knot to finish the ends of .Here is a link to a how-to video and illustrated instructions that details a sailor's...

How do you add beads to the cell phone cords?

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

Viking Weave--How do I make a simple weave and then an intermediate weave. Thank you.

This Viking knit bracelet is considered a simple weave. It was made using the Lazee Daizee™ Viking Knit tool set and has 6-loops. The tool set comes...

I would like to make a stretch bracelet with three strands, how do I connect them so they stay together? Thank you.

Multiple strands can be done in a couple different ways. You can use spacer bars to "manage" the strands, incorporating the bars as part of your...

I need instructions on how to attach beads to napkin rings. I have fine chains and small beads. I am a beginner. Thanks

Creating a bead drop using your beads and a headpin will enable you to then add your beads to your chain. Using jump rings will enable you to add...

I have a lovely and unusual shark's tooth. I have been looking everywhere for directions to use it in a necklace and haven't been able to find anything.

If this item is undrilled, the best way to turn it into a pendant is by wire wrapping it to create a pendant. Or, if you don't mind altering the...

I have some beautiful flatwear that I have found at estate auctions but not sure of process. How do I make spoon rings and what tools are needed?

You will need to cut, file, anneal and form the metal to create a "wrap" ring.Using a ring sizer, determine the size of the ringDetermine the length...

Where can I find instructions on surrounding cabochons with beads? Is there a book that I could get?

You can find free online instructions on couching, or creating a bezel for a cabochon using seed beads, also called bead embroidery. You may also...

Will silver-plated pieces get the antique color that regular silver gets, get a bad color or never change color?

Silver-plated items will oxidize like sterling silver and get the antiqued patina that many designers prefer. However, all plating eventually wears...

I would like to make organza and silk ribbon necklaces. How do I get started and can they be mixed together?

I'm not sure what style necklaces you're interested in making but you can certainly put the two ribbons together! The one key element you will need...

How do you make earrings for people who don't have pierced ears?

You can convert any earring design that uses earwires or ear posts-with-drops to non-pierced styles by replacing the pierced earring finding with...

What can you make using 3-3.5 inch headpins with a designer end with loop? I find it is too thick for most of my beads. Any design ideas for them?

To use a headpin such as the one displayed, which is made with wire that is approximately 18-gauge, thread on large-hole glass or metal beads then...

How do I attach beads or crystals to leather ~ as in a leather cross or even a halter for a horse?

Using a or an awl you can purchase at the hardware store, punch holes in the leather working either in a straight line or in a pattern. Cut a length...

Sometimes my necklaces made using beading wire break in the middle of a necklace. What causes this and how can I keep it from happening?

There are a couple of factors to consider when having difficulties with your beading wire breaking. The first is to consider the strand count, brand...

When using curved tube beads how do you keep the beads from turning on the wire? They are pretty when properly in place but they keep turning and it destroys the look of the necklace.

To control the turning of the curved tube beads and the layout of the design, create beading links out of them. String your curved tube bead onto an...

How can I give my jewelry ends a professional finish after I crimp them?

A crimp can sometimes be hidden within a nearby bead, if the hole is large enough. If the hole is too small, then can save the day. Crimp covers are...

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