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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 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...

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 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...

Do you have instructions how to make a chain extender out of wire that is secure, to add an inch or so to a bracelet? It is gold plated. Thank You, Best Regards,

There are a variety of techniques that can be used for this purpose.Create links out of wire with the double-wrapped loop technique and connect the...

I'm looking for instructions on how to make bead clusters for earrings. Can anyone help?

Create several bead drops and add them to chain will create clusters of beads that can be used in jewelry design.String a bead onto one headpin then...

What is the best way to wire wrap one single pearl?

If the pearl has a drill hole, and you want to wrap the individual pearl by hand, keep in mind that pearls generally have very small bead holes...

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...

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 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...

If I make a necklace that has the gems floating, what type wire is good and what type of crimp bead is good for keeping the bead in a suspended hold?

The best crimp to use is one with a smaller profile yet large enough in diameter to accommodate the wire or cording you choose, and be large enough...

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 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...

What is macramé beading cord? Where is it in your catalogue?

Macramé cord is a type of woven cord commonly used to make adjustable and knotted jewelry designs. While macramé was originally created by Arabic...

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...

I would like to convert a pin from a post-type back (like a lapel pin) to a brooch/safety pin back. How can I do this?

Cut off the pin portion of lapel pin with a strong pair of nippers, such as memory wire shears. Using a needle file, file the cut end down as close...

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...

I am a beginner and am having a problem with the finishing touches of my jewelry. Is there a step by step book that you can suggest for beginners?

I would suggest the book as a good place to start. It covers 16 techniques as well as 14 complete projects. Secrets to Success also highlights the...

Could you please explain how to make jumprings? What do you use to cut them?

To make your own jumprings, tightly coil your wire around a jumpring mandrel at the desired width. Remove the coil. Use flush-cutters to cut away one...

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