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Crimping Heavy Beads 
Fabia wants to know about crimping heavy beads, especially for multi-strand beaded necklaces. She wrote, Hi, I have been practicing and doing a …

Sizing Bracelets 
Sizing bracelets can be tricky. You can use a tape measure, but a bracelet sizing tool may give you a better fit. Kerry, a visitor to, …

Stretch Bracelet Keeper 
A mini stretch bracelet keeper is the perfect answer for connecting multiple seed bead bracelets. Learn how to bead one today! Kriss asked the following …

How toTie Knots at Necklace Ends 
I can't get my tie off knots close to the fastener at the end of a project (necklace or bracelet). Can you give me some pointers?

How to String Large Hole Beads 
I bought metal beads not knowing that they had really large center holes. How do I use them when I have normal beading wire?

Sterling Silver Jewelry Findings 
Discover the truth about sterling silver jewelry findings...Do they tarnish or not? Find out in this answer to a visitor question about jewelry findings …

Strong Stretch Bracelets 
I am making stretch bracelets with large heavy beads, so I want to make strong stretch bracelets. I used colored cotton elastic string. Big mistake! …

Help Me Make a Bracelet Pattern 
I have a bead bracelet that I would love to duplicate but I cannot find the pattern. Can someone help me make a bracelet pattern? It looks so simple …

How to Make a Beaded Eyeglass Lanyard 
If you keep losing your glasses and want to keep them close by, learn how to make a beaded eyeglass lanyard, a.k.a. eyeglass holder necklace or beaded …

Bead Stoppers 
Beading Tip: Bead stoppers keep your beads from falling off the end of the beading wire. Use a bead stopper on the end of the wire when bead stringing, …

How to Finish Necklace or Bracelet Ends 
How do I end a necklace made of a continuous string of beads? In other words, I need to know how to finish necklace or bracelet ends. ----------------------- …

Metallic Cord 
Where can I find metallic cord or metallic beading cord that is comparable to a No. 8 size Griffin® bead cord? I see this in department stores and …

How Do I Thread Beading Needles 
This is a great question: How Do I Thread Beading Needles? A visitor to states and asks: I'm just learning to make jewelry. …

How to Knot Stretch Cord 
How do I tie off the elastic cord (or how do I knot stretch cord) when making a stretch bracelet? I have never done this before.

How to Prevent Beads From Cutting Beading Wire 
As a rule of thumb what determines the diameter of beading wire to use to string beads and natural stones? I strung a necklace with medium beading wire …

Jewelry Making Tools for Bead Stringing 
What must have jewelry making tools do I need to start making beaded jewelry? I get this question a lot. I posted it so that everyone can see the answer. …

Making Beaded Fringes with Beading Wire 
I don't know how to start with the first bead, which will be at the bottom of the string hanging down from the necklace itself. I don't want the beading …

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