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Know Your Beading Wire

Learn to select the perfect beading wire to satisfy your needs. Key factors to consider are flexibility, resistance to kinking, strength and color.

The Beadmakers' Handbook

A Message, If it wasn't for a wrong assumption on our part, this catalog would never have existed. Customers were coming in our store requesting information about bead stringing. We're delighted to share what we know, but as our customers became...

Independent Lab Report - Comparison Testing on Three Brands of Coated Jewelry Wire

See the results of an independent lab study on Comparison Testing of three types of coated beading wires.

How Many Beads per Strand?

Use this handy chart to determine the number of beads per strand according to bead size and strand length, which can vary from batch to batch.

Stringing and Jewelry-Making Fundamentals

Using Accu-GuardsAt one end of a length of Accu-Flex beading wire (cut to the proper length for your design) thread on a crimp bead (or crimp tube) then thread the wire through one side of an Accu-Guard wire protector. Continue passing the wire over...

Track it with Beads!

Using beads as counting tools goes way back to abacus days, but a more modern use can be tracking repetitions in exercises. This article suggests ways to use beads to mark time and events.

Look! Beaded Eyeglass Holders

Eyeglass holders can be both fun and functional. Add some beads and they can become a fashion statement. Read this article for ideas on beaded eyeglass holders.

Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire Review

Read what Paula S. Morgan of about.com has to say about Fire Mountain's Accu-Flex Professional-Quality Beading Wire in her expert review.

An Abundance of Agate: Triple-Strand Pendant Necklace and Dangle Earring Set Featuring Native American Focal

The fire crackle agate beads blend deep burnt umber tones with light yellow and warm orange. The white areas are man-made using a permanent surface additive that enhances the contrast and crackle-like beauty. The red lighting agate beads offer a...

Jack-o-Lantern Jewelry: Halloween-Themed 27-Inch Tassel Necklace and Earring Set Featuring Carved Magnesite Jack-O-Lantern Beads and Lampworked Glass...

The necklace tassel is made from Satinique™ satin black cord, which is popular for use in beading, knot template projects and more. Simply use E6000® Fray Lock™ to secure the orange cord wrapped around the black cord tassel through a jump ring. The...

Top off the Year with Dione® Beads

Top off the year in grand style (and sales) with Dione bead jewelry. Right in line with the hotter-than-ever interchangeable jewelry trend and the high demand for personalized accessories, the Dione Add a Bead System gives wearers limitless options...

Thinking Outside the Bead Box: Alternate Uses for Bead Caps, Cord Caps, End Caps and Cones

Bead caps and cones are traditionally used to frame and enhance beads but there are alternative ways to use them--from angel dresses to tassel tops. Read this article to get inspired.

Garnet Beauty: Necklace and Drop Earring Set Featuring 14Kt Gold-Filled Chain, Hand-Cut Rough Nugget Garnet Beads and 14Kt Gold-Filled Saucer Beads

The garnet gemstone beads, highlighted by the 14Kt gold-filled corrugated saucer beads, are simply strung on the add-a-bead Gossamer™ chain in a well-balanced, odd-numbered grouping. Learn more about the principle of designing in odd numbers in Fire...

Crimp Tubes

Crimp tubes are THE finding to keep your stringing projects intact and crimps have come a long way from the days of the little round piece of metal you "crush flat" to secure inflexible beading wire.

Holiday Berries: Necklace and Dangle Earring Set Featuring Celestial Crystal® Glass Pearl Beads and Red Rhinestone Rondelles

The glass-based Celestial Crystal® pearls are inspired by the elegant appearance of traditional pearls. With a well-saturated hue, these dyed glass pearls add a hearty burst of color to jewelry lines. The rhinestone rondelles add a sparkling flash...

Frozen Crystals: Double-Strand Chain Necklace and Shoulder-Duster Earring Set Featuring Swarovski Crystals

Add this FROZEN-inspired set to jewelry lines for hot winter sales and cool style.

Add a Little Something Extra to Jewelry Lines

Add the finishing touch to jewelry designs with fun, easy and professional-looking embellishments. Whether you're going for sophisticated fashion or casual looks, these style elements are handy ways to give a polished look to necklaces and bracelets...

Shell Days of Summer: Pendant Necklace and Dangle Earring Set Featuring Areola Shell Drops, White Litub Shell Beads and Wood Beads

The magnetic barrel clasp blends in with the design and features a heavy-duty magnetic strength for additional security. Offering a tremendous value, these shiny clasps are a quality, precious metal alternative. Easy to use for arthritic hands, this...

A Dozen Ways to End a Necklace

Sometimes it's not easy to know how to end a necklace, especially when there are so many ways that you can start it. Well take a breath of relief, here are a dozen ways to help you.

Cultured Freshwater Pearls

Cultured Freshwater Pearls--learn all about these lustrous beauties in this informative article.
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