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What is Braided Beading Thread?

Braided beading thread is a fiber that is made by braiding strong fibers together and differs from other beading threads since most are twisted....

What does "strand count" mean?

Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire is made up of many tiny strands of wire, twisted together and coated for strength and varying degrees of...

How do I string pearls with silk thread, what size thread do I use and how do I attach a clasp? Also, what type of finding should be used? Thank you.

Pearls typically have small drill holes that vary with the size of the pearl. Hole sizes generally range from 0.50mm to 0.75mm.Tip: If needed, pearl...

How do I choose which stringing material to use: beading wire, nylon thread or elastic cords? What size do I use?

Your stringing material choice depends entirely on what type of beads and component you want to use in your design. Heavier components, as well as...

I want to make my own curtain tie backs with some beads on tiger tail. Do you have any recommendations how to do this?

Using Tigertail™ for this type of project should be fine depending on how heavy the curtains are that you want to tie back. Tigertail is a 7 strand...

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 is the best method to attach an S clasp? Standard crimp bead and ring? Or something better? The necklace is 2 strand turquoise and rather heavy. Thank you.

Crimping a heavy-gauge soldered jump ring to each end of your design is the most secure way to go when using an S-hook clasp. Actually, this is best...

How do you determine the correct bracelet length?

Use the following steps to determine the correct bracelet length. When designing, keep in mind that the diameter of the beads you string has a...

How do I choose the size stretch cord to make bracelets?

The size stretch cord needed for a project mostly depends on the size of the beads you are using and the diameter of the bead hole. Usually, the...

What kind of wire or string should be used when making a necklace where the beads go all the way around the neck so it will lie flat?

Silk or nylon thread is a great choice because it gives your necklace a nice drape. Designers typically use , and .Resources illustrated...

I just finished crimping the end of a necklace and now I found that I left a bead out. How can I remove the crimp without destroying the end of the wire? I have not trimmed the wire yet.

If the crimp bead has been crimped securely, you are not likely to remove it without damaging the wire. Restringing will be the best option. You can...

Sometimes my necklaces made using beading wire break in the middle of a necklace. What causes this and how can I keep it from happening?

There are a couple of factors to consider when having difficulties with your beading wire breaking. The first is to consider the strand count, brand...

What weight of Powercord is best to use when making stretch bracelets using 6mm Swarovski crystals and 4mm glass pearls?

Both of those beads have a hole approximately 1mm in diameter, so your best option is the 0.8mm diameter Powercord. If you are choosing to knot the...

Hi, I am new at jewelry-making. Do I have to use a beading needle with the Accu-Flex® wire? Will it speed up the process? Thanks

Accu-Flex beading wire is heavy and rigid enough to not require a needle when stringing beads. A needle, such as a Wide-Eye Needle™, will make it...

What is the best way to compensate for stringing beads that have different hole sizes?

String large-hole beads over smaller beads to keep them in line with the other beads in your design. For example, string seed beads the length of the...

What type of string or cord should I use for glass beads? I have glass bunnies and other beads but don't know how to get started for a bracelet or necklace. Help!!

Accu-Flex® beading wire is one of the strongest and most flexible materials to use for stringing glass beads. The rough holes of glass beads won't...

When finishing a piece, I don't have a problem with crimping or threading the wire back through the finished beads but I have to pull on it a little too tight for comfort to make sure that the piece doesn't have too much slack in it...and be ruined....

There are numerous instructional videos on different crimping techniques. You didn't mention what type of stringing material you are using. We...

Is there one book that would be the best primer for getting started jewelry making?

There's a book on every facet of jewelry-making, and it all depends on where you want to focus. We've listed some of our customers' favorites below.A...

I am thinking about changing from wire to thread in my jewelry making. However, I don't know how you prepare your thread for a clasp. I know you don't use crimp beads but do you use wire guards? What do you do? And do you even recommend switching...

Practice makes perfect with either stringing media, so do not be disillusioned.First, let's address the beading wire. The wire you choose should...

I want to restring the beaded fringe on an antique lamp shade, but I don't know what type of thread or needle to use. A lot of the beads are teeny-teeny-tiny, so I'm not sure if there is a needle small enough. Maybe a stiff thread alone would work?...

Beading needles are specifically designed for working with the type of seed beads you are using on your antique lamp shade. They are made of sharp,...

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