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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 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 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...

What thread do you use for bead crochet?

You have a couple of options:Silkon® Bonded nylon thread works well for crochet. Most beads string well onto this thread, which is a synthetic...

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

I recommend using a surgeon's knot or sailor's knot to finish the ends of Elastic Powercord.Prestretch your cord before using it as it will help...

What is the best size and type of sterling silver wire to make earring wires?

22-gauge sterling silver half-hard wire would be appropriate for most earwire styles. If you will be hammering your designs, you may want to start...

How do you bend 16 or 18 gauge wire into a neckwire or choker?

Using a round cylindrical item (such as a coffee can) is a great way to get the round shape needed to create a neckwire or choker from gold-filled...

When I use my split ring pliers to open the ring and put a charm on, I seem to "ruin" the ring. It doesn't close back up properly, but remains separated from the center. Am I opening them incorrectly?

Split ring pliers are designed to open the split rings just enough to slide them onto the end of your finding and then have them close right back up....

I want to make some dangle earrings with crystals and really fine snake-type chain. Should I use crimps on the ends or something else?

Crimp tubes are suggested to use with snake chain. Just choose the right crimp to fit the chain and before you get into your design, do a test piece...

How can I hang a gemstone donut on a length of cording without using a donut bail?

You can hang any donut or large-hole bead onto cording by using a lark's head knot (shown below). Finish the ends of the cord with suitably sized...

I am making a turquoise necklace and want to use the silver ball chain with the turquoise. How do you connect the chain to the turquoise?

Finish the ends of the lengths of ball chain with a bead tip. Then either connect turquoise beading links to the bead tip using jumprings or the loop...

What is the best wire for making a flexible bracelet and the best stretch cord size?

Accu-Flex® beading wire is highly recommended, as it is a kink-resistant strong beading wire that still offers flexibility when worn. It's available...

I'd like to make a multi-strand necklace with seed beads but cannot figure out what to use to tie all the ends together and how to attach a clasp.

Cone findings are a great choice for multi-strand jewelry designs.MaterialsResources how-to video and illustrated instructions video and illustrated...

How do I use the ''beading drop'' hoop earrings? I can't figure it out.

String beads onto the hoop, close it back up and crimp the crimp at the top to keep the beads in place. You can then use the inside loop to hang a...

I'm making a three-strand necklace with C-thru thread. What do I need to finish the ends and attach the clasp?

Bead tips are a great way to give strung jewelry a clean finished look; they flow right into the clasp, reflecting the same metal. They are available...

How do I change a clasp from a toggle to a lobster claw?

Cutting the current stringing material, and restringing the jewelry using Accu-Flex® beading wire is the best way to change your clasp if there is a...

What do I use to drill a hole in a cabochon? I can't find anything to go through.

Use a small rotary tool with diamond-coated steel burrs to drill holes in your cabochon. The key is to keep the cabochon (not the drill!) under...

How do I get jump rings to close securely and stay closed? Several have come loose, allowing the attached object to come off and be lost.

You can solder the jump rings closed with easy solder and a butane torch, or reference the "Opening a Jump Ring" how-to video and illustrated...

What can you make using 3-3.5 inch head pins 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 head pin such as the one displayed, which is made with wire that is approximately 18-gauge, thread on large-hole glass or metal beads then...

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