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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...

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...

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...

I just purchased a soldering iron item # . I could not find a tutorial or how to video is there one?

The soldering iron you purchased is used along with copper foil, flux, a flux brush and silver-bearing solder and is often associated with the...

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...

I bought some metal beads that go onto the ends of memory wire. The hole doesn't go all the way through. How do I keep that end bead on the memory wire?

The memory wire ends are designed to be glued to the memory wire which makes a clean and professional finish.We have a free how-to on how to use...

How do I close crimp bead covers without marking them? They are too tough to close by hand.

I use or the front notch on a pair of to close . They are hard to close by hand but their strength is needed in ensuring they stay closed once in...

Please explain how to make a simple lariat necklace. Also I would like to learn how to make a choker necklace with a focal piece.

There are instructions on a as well as a in our Jewelry-Making Projects.Simply Beads magazine shared one of their project with us which you may...

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...

I recently purchased packets and strings of gemstone beads. Some of them have jagged, rough edges. What can I use to smooth them?

A bead reamer is the recommended tool for removing rough and jagged edges on gemstone beads. A bead reamer has a diamond encrusted tip that will...

Is there any way to make the hole of a moderately sized bead smaller so it will work well on a headpin or Accu-Flex® beading wire?

are designed to prevent beads with larger holes from sliding and wobbling on standard-size stringing material.If your bead holes are too small for...

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 was wondering what jumprings (size; gauge; soft; hard) etc. you would use to make a sterling silver chainmaille bracelet? Is there a standard and does that stand true for copper and bronze?

A variety of jumprings work for making chainmaille jewelry, but as a rule the heavier gauges (16, 18 and 20-gauges) of half-hard to hard wire work...

What is the best way to make a simple loop at the top of a headpin that will keep multiple beads on the headpin from twirling around (so that they stay stable and facing forward)?

The best way to secure a bead, or beads, in place on a headpin is to make the simple loop very close to and slightly inside the hole of the last...

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 ,...

How do I thread Swarovski pearls and crystals onto organza ribbon?

A Wide-Eye Needle™ works well when stringing Swarovski® crystals and pearls onto organza ribbon. The needle is constructed so that the center opens...

I was wondering if you need any kind of release with the flex molds? I'm thinking for PMC you'd want to oil them, but what about ICE Resin?

Correct--when molding metal clay in the Deep-Flex™ plastic molds, adding a light touch of oil is the way to go. When forming shapes using ICE Resin®,...

I've been trying to find out how to use the two-hole sliders. I've searched for hours trying to find a video or information on how to use them. Please help!

Two-hole sliders, or spacer bars, are used to separate and secure the beads in multi-strand jewelry. To string a two-stranded piece, cut two lengths...

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