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What should I use to clean up any excess Apoxie from my piece? Should the excess be removed before set and dry?

Apoxie® Sculpt should be cleaned up before it cures otherwise it will need to be sanded or filed from unwanted areas. Have a beading awl, pair of...

Is it safe to put Apoxie® Sculpt (two part epoxy) onto Art Clay once it has been fired?

Yes, once the Art Clay®, and other metal clays as well, have been properly fired, you can apply Apoxie Sculpt in any fashion you'd like.Note: Apoxie...

I am winding a paper that is sparkles on one side and smooth on the other and when I go to glue it I can't get it to adhere and the bead becomes unwound. Help!

It may help to prepare the textured/sparkled surface before gluing. Prior to rolling the beads, use a sanding swab to rough up the surface of the...

How can I preserve flowers to be used in resin pendants?

Encasing flowers in resin is a wonderful way to "keep" them looking fresh forever!Here are the steps for how to preserve the flowers and a how-to...

I want to make a picture of my daughter into a pendant. I don't want a locket--I want to be able to see her. Are there picture frames you can put on necklaces?

Picture frame focal components can be turned into pendants as quickly as a photo-finish. Trim your photo to fit, add a bail or jumpring and hang it...

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...

How do you use Kato Polyclay? Do you need something else to mix with it or use it by itself. How do you know how long to bake it? Thanks,

Kato Polyclay can be used right out of the packaging, after it has been conditioned. You do not need to add anything to it in order to create...

What is Viking knit?

Viking knit is a chain-making technique that involves weaving a thin wire into a tube. The wire used for this type of chain is usually round in...

What is the definition of a "finding"?

A "finding" is a jewelry-making term which defines a metal component used to connect and assemble jewelry. They are products used to thread through,...

What can be used to color ICE Resin? Also, what can be added to ICE Resin? What can be added to ICE Resin to give it a pearlized effect? Thanks.

There are a few ways to add color to your ICE Resin® as long as you use dry or oil-based products. Once the resin is thoroughly mixed, add a tiny...

What is the best type of glue to use when gluing leather cord into cord ends?

E-6000® is a nice choice because it is clear, flexible, adheres metal to leather and is water resistant.MaterialsResources chart how-to video and...

What is dichroic glass, and how is it pronounced?

Pronounced /dí-kró-ic/, dichroic glass was developed by NASA and the Department of Defense and their contractors to help protect sensitive spacecraft...

I love making cuff bracelets and am wondering if there is a difference between ultrasuede and sensuede? What is the best weight of generic faux suede is best for cuffs?

Ultrasuede® is a brand name for a synthetic microfiber fabric which is 100% polyester. Sensuede is basically the same thing with the exception that...

I use Devcon's two part epoxy 30-min. for my metal jewelry projects. I have had a few customers contact me because their jewelry came apart--esp. during the winter. Does it become brittle? How do I fix this problem?

Devcon's 5-minute and 30-minute two-part jeweler's epoxy works well for most jewelry projects but there are a few important things to keep in...

Can Apoxie Sculpt be used with polymer? Ex: If I make say a bezel type pendant and want to inlay it with a cab gemstone can I use the Apoxie Sculpt if I choose?

Once you have completed baking your polymer bezel-type pendant, it is advised to use Apoxie® Sculpt molding compound to inlay a cab, gemstone or...

I purchased ice pick bails made for specifically Swarovski crystal top-drilled beads. How do I attach them so they are secure? Do I glue them? And where do I glue, at the prongs and hole or the front/back of the bead and bail?

To instantly secure an ice-pick or prong bail to a Swarovski top-drilled component, add a small amount of Loctite® 454 Gel adhesive to the prongs...

When I glue a Swarovski fancy stone into the setting, the glue oozes out the sides and makes a mess. What am I doing wrong, and what is the best way to clean off the extra glue without damaging the setting? Thanks,

When setting the Swarovski fancy stones, only use enough Araldite® Standard Epoxy to cover the bottom. When you place the stone in the setting, the...

I am doing a resin project with your ice resin product. The project idea is from a beading magazine and the resin is applied to fabric, over mod podge (both sides of fabric are coated with both products). The fabric is supposed to become a hard...

Mixing equal portions of Parts A and B of the ICE Resin® is essential for proper curing. That said ... I tested each of the Mod Podge® sealers on...

I am seeing cabochons used with pictures and words and I want to use this style to make a 50th wedding anniversary piece for my mom. Is it just printer paper, is there a certain glue or mounting that has to be used?

Scale down words or images and print onto standard printer or copy paper. Place a clear glass cabochon over the image and trace around it. Note: If...

I was wondering if you need any kind of release with the flex molds? I'm thinking for PMC you'd want to oil them, but what about ICE Resin?

Correct--when molding metal clay in the Deep-Flex™ plastic molds, adding a light touch of oil is the way to go. When forming shapes using ICE Resin®,...

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