Articles tagged #STRINGING
Articles tagged
#STRINGING

Jewelry Design Gallery

Welcome to our new Jewelry Design Gallery. To access the Design Gallery search box, click the turquoise-colored "FREE JEWELRY PROJECTS" link near the bottom of any project's page. To browse jewelry ideas by category or theme...

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Choosing Clasps & Finishing Methods

Are you asking yourself "What clasp should I use for my bead stringing, wire lashing, kumihimo, multi-strand, chunky chain, awesome creation?" There are 100's of options, and the "correct" answer is based on the weight and type of jewelry, as well as your personal preference and the stringing material(s) you choose. Find brief answers and illustrations here, with links to jewelry-making findings and supplies.

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Finishing Methods for Bead Stringing

Learn popular methods for finishing necklaces and other handmade jewelry with crimps and cord ends, jump rings, split rings, knots and jewelry clasps. This page is a brief overview with links to more information. If the instructions aren't on the category page, please click into a product's details for more information. We've been in business since 1972, and making jewelry for most of those years... but every beader and stringer develops personal favorites. For more opinions and examples, you may also want to invest in a couple stringing and beading books, or beading and stringing magazines with good tutorials. Experiment to find the methods that work best for you! Choosing clasps is a mixture of your own personal preference, as well as your customer type, and the size and weight of your jewelry:

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Crimping 101

For all crimping, apply pressure similar to a firm handshake, but don't squeeze so hard that you work-harden the crimp and make it brittle or break your tool. Using crimp beads to finish a necklace or bracelet: 1. String a crimp bead onto the beading cord or cable, then string the clasp. 2. Bend the cable back through the crimp bead. 3. Tighten the loop (but not too tight!). Use crimping pliers to crimp the bead into a small round crimp, or use...

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Best Necklace and Bracelet Lengths

What is the BEST necklace (or bracelet) length? 18" necklaces are the most popular in the United States, but might not be the right length for the necklace that you're making. The height and build of the person who will be wearing the necklace...

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Choosing Clasps & Finishing Methods

Are you asking yourself "What clasp should I use for my bead stringing, wire lashing, kumihimo, multi-strand, chunky chain, awesome creation?" There are 100's of options, and the "correct" answer is based on the weight and type of jewelry, as well as your personal preference and the stringing material(s) you choose. Find brief answers and illustrations here, with links to jewelry-making findings and supplies.

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Gentle Souls Bracelet 3 Tutorial

As a graceful nod to the free-spirited Bohemian trend, we created a set of beautiful bracelets in softly muted hues: smoky quartz, warm gold, smoked topaz, antique brass, rose gold amber and iridescent green.

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Gentle Souls Bracelet 2 Tutorial

The sparkle of Preciosa and the luster of Pyrite, and some swing with metal chain and thread tassels. The symbolism and metaphysical properties are protection.

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Basic Bead Stringing Kit Supplies

coming soon / upgrade in progress - this project will return to our website asap

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After Glow Bracelet Tutorial

These colors are inspired by Pantone's colors of the year for 2021 and pair nicely with the Optimistic Hope bracelet and After Glow earrings.

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Golden Lotus Bracelet Tutorial

Red Creek Jasper, Golden Topaz crystals and warm golden findings combine in this spiritual and splendid bracelet.

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