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How do I attach a ribbon to a beading wire?

Ribbon crimp ends or cord ends is one option. View how-to video for detailed directions.A second option is to pass the end of the ribbon through a...

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....

Can you please tell me how to test jade to see if it's real jade? Thanks!

There are many types of jade and each type has different properties. Unless you are a trained gemologist, take your jade to a reputable jeweler for...

How do you know what size thread to use for a necklace strung with knots in between each bead? I have had experience with the beads slipping over the knots.

When knotting pearls, it is likely that freshwater cultured pearls will have much smaller holes than glass pearls or Swarovski crystal crystal...

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...

How do you bend 16 or 18 gauge wire into a neckwire or choker?

Using a round cylindrical item (such as a coffee can) is a great way to get the round shape needed to create a neckwire or choker from , or ....

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...

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...

What on earth is druzy and what is druzy quartz and blue lace agate druzy? Merriam-Webster on-line does not recognize the word druzy and the word is not listed in the Fire Mountain Gems Encyclobeadia.

Druzy occurs when mineral deposits seep through stone cavities and crystallize within, and on the surface of, the stone. Quartz and agate stones...

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...

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...

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...

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 jumpring to each end of your design is the most secure way to go when using an S-hook clasp. Actually, this is best...

I have some tool magic that has thickened quite a bit and was wondering if there is a way to thin the stuff?

The manufacturer does not recommend using any type of thinner for Tool Magic®. It would be best to replace the product with a new jar. Store Tool...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How do you finish a cord with cord coils?

are a quick and easy way to finish different types of cord, including , and . I've found it works best to trim the end of your cord on a bias (45...

What glue can I use to adhere paper to metal for a strong adhesion?

E6000® Jewelry and Craft adhesive is formulated to meet high performance requirements and permanently adheres to most all materials including metal...

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