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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...

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.Lightweight thread and...

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...

I read in a book that Silamide (using a double strand) is one of the best stringing materials for prayer beads/rosaries. The rosaries will be made of olive wood beads and glass seed beads. Some will be especially long and have active use. Can you...

Traditional rosaries are made by creating beaded links with wire and connecting these links together; thread is not used in the traditional style....

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...

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....

I've been making beaded jewelry for some time now. The wire/cord of some of my pieces has stretched over time so that there are spaces near the clasp of my necklaces. I am using Beadalon/Accu-Flex type wire. I've heard of prestretching your wire. Do...

Beading wire will stretch over time since that is the nature of most things. When stringing your designs it is best to allow a little "breathing...

Is there some magic way to attach a crimp tube with an attached clasp to a finished piece strung on wire? Attaching the first tube at one end is easy, but when attaching the second one, the wire slips back through the beads (and then the beads fall...

Here are two options to help avoid restringing the entire strand: Crimp ends with loops and hooksString a crimp tube (with the loop or hook to the...

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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 silk thread, Purely Silk™ and Silkon®...

When working on a multiple strand necklace, what advice do you give as far as handling the ends while you're beading? I've tried it and sometimes drop a line and my beads go everywhere!

Hemostats to the rescue!This handy tool isn't just for surgeons anymore--jewelry makers find them infinitely helpful to hold threads and beads in...

I am a newbie to beading. I'm anxious to start a simple necklace or bracelet. Problem for me is that I am not sure what the standard size of wire to use is. There is so much information out there, and it is confusing. I want to use 3 - 5mm size...

Given the size beads you are referencing, and the type of material you prefer to work in, I'd recommend 0.014, 49 strand Accu-Flex® Beading Wire;...

What is the best wire for making a flexible bracelet and the best stretch cord size?

Accu-Flex® beading wire is highly recommended, as it is a kink-resistant strong beading wire that still offers flexibility when worn. It's available...

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...

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