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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 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...

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 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...

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...

Is there a special tool or technique that makes adding charms to an Italian-style Charm bracelet easier?

Unfortunately there are no tools or techniques to make adding charms easier. Italian-style charms slide open on one end and hook to each other making...

I want to make a pearl link necklace. How do I connect each circle? I want the pearls to form a link necklace!

If you're using metal , string the pearls onto a length of wire appropriate for the size circle you are creating, pass the wire ends through the last...

I need to drill quahog shell and sea glass. Can you tell me how it's done?

Use a small rotary tool with diamond-coated steel burrs to drill holes into shell or sea glass. The key is to keep the material to be drilled (not...

Can I solder jumprings with the Microtorch?

The Microtorch was designed to work with solder and flux to solder precious metal items together, and it will indeed solder jumprings (including the...

I have a real problem trying to keep my jumprings closed so the wire doesn't slip through. Can you tell me what I need to do to fix this?

are the most popular jewelry connector, so there is more than one answer to the weaknesses in jumprings. Below are a few helpful tips to keep your...

How do you thread a beading needle? Do you use a double thread as in regular sewing or a single thread?

Cut a length of thread to suit your project or per the project's instructions. Pass one end of the thread into the eye of the needle. If the...

What kind of knot do you tie when using elastic cord for a bracelet so it is secure when you're done beading?

It is recommended to tie elastic cord using a square or surgeon's knot. Provided below is a how-to video and illustrated instructions on both of...

What is the best size wire to use for making a necklace using beads and a simple loop wire method? What size headpin is best for earrings?

When stringing beads onto wire, eyepins or headpins, it is always a good idea to choose the heaviest gauge wire that fits through the hole of your...

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

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

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 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...

Is there a specific technique, or something, for wrapping a stone with wire for use in a necklace? Is this just a freeform type of thing I can do myself, or is there a special way of wrapping?

Wire-wrapping a stone is a freeform technique that utilizes your own personal creativity and tastes for each design. The recommended wire for ease of...

I have some beautiful old glass buttons. How do I make them into pendants? Which size wire and the technique? I just need a picture of the back. Thanks

Button converters can be attached with 2-part epoxy to the backs of new or antique buttons, gemstone cabochons, Kato Clay™ creations or Swarovski...

What is the correct technique to make a twisted 3 or 2 strand necklace without unraveling the strands? What is the best beading wire to use? It's driving me nuts trying to figure it out.

Twisted multi-strand necklaces are simply stunning, and fairly simple to make when you have the right components. The main part that you will need is...

There are so many great beaded designs popping up in the stores--I don't want to pay the high prices the stores are charging though and would rather do my own bead embroidery. How do I get started?

We have free how-to projects and how-to videos available that show bead embroidery in jewelry applications, as well as a beaded hand bag.You can...

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