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tying knots 
hi everyone! every time i make bracelets or necklaces they come undone and beads go everywhere even use glue. is there a special knot u have to use …

Can Copper Filled with Polymer Clay be Baked in a Toaster Oven? 
Can copper filled with polymer clay be put into a toaster oven to bake the clay?

Sizing For Chunky Children's Jewelry 
Hello, Is there a sizing chart for children's chunky necklaces and bracelets? Thanks.

Can I Spray Krylon on Swarovsky?
Hi. I'd like to spray Krylon Crystal Clear coating on some earrings made of copper to prevent tarnish, but they also have Swarovsky crystals on them. …

Fairy Lantern Earrings
Hi I'm looking for a pattern for Fairy Lantern earrings. The picture was using 2 bicones and seed beads and bugle beads. The seed beads and small …

How To Make Swarovski Tassel Earrings?  
I love the Swarovski tassel earrings. How did you make them? Will you be posting directions? Absolutely gorgeous! Lisa

Elastic Cord Bracelet
How can I make a bracelet with elastic cord that crosses over to another cord? I saw a bracelet that had elastique string but it was criss crossed …

Need Idea For Back Of Earrngs 
Hello, I am making a pair of steampunk earrings out of watch face. I need something to glue to the back of the earrings so that I can add fish hook findings …

Newbie Help With Tiny Stones 
I purchased a packet of stones from a cable tv jewelry channel that also promotes its own Jewelry making supplies. I love Tourmaline and so when they …

What Makes Yellow-Gold Look More Yellowish And Less Shiny? 
Which material makes 18K gold look more yellowish and less shiny? I know it must be some powder, but I don't know its name?

Jumpring Conversion Chart  
Is there a metric/size conversion chart for jumprings?

Swarovski Rivoli Terminology 
What is difference between a foiled button and a transmission button on a Swarovski #3015 ravioli?

How To - Drill Hole A In Rock? 
How do I drill tiny holes in our own polished rocks?

Connecting Very Tiny Chain 
How do you connect very tiny chain? I have some very tiny chain that is soldered but I don't have any jumprings that are that small and I haven't …

How Do I Connect A Bezel Link With Elastic Cord? 
Hello everyone, I am trying to make an elastic bracelet using gemstone beads and a bezel link connector. When I do the knots they seem to not hold …

How to Prevent Silver and Gold-Plated Jewelry From Tarnishing? 
How can I treat silver and gold-plated jewelry so that it does not go off color - and especially so that it does not stain the wearer's skin?

How to Connect a String of Beads to Chain 
I'm trying to make a necklace that has a string of marble slab beads with chain on either side. The only thing I'm not sure of, is how to connect the string …

Bead Hole Too Large 
The hole of my bead is too large for the headpin. Is there any technique I could use to keep bead on?

Best Brands Of Wire and Jump Rings For Durability? 
What wire and/or jump rings have given you the strongest results?

How To Cut Metal Stamping Blanks? 
I was wondering if someone might be able to walk me through the process of cutting metal stamping blanks out of sheet metal. I understand it can be …

Sabika Look-Alike 
Where can I find the necklace and rhinestones to make a Sabika look-alike necklace??

Bead Stringing and Knotting 
I have searched and searched the internet on techniques to make a necklace similar to the one pictured. I can't figure out how to knot between the …

Earring Making 
I would like to spend less on buying earrings and save up by doing them myself. So, please, how do I go about that?

How to Make Earrings
Just starting out. Need to know how to make earrings. What are the steps to do a finished pair. Thank you.

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Bubbles In Epoxy 
Hi, I tried my hand at using epoxy to make a focal the other day. It hardened up just fine, but left a skim of bubbles at the top that obscured the …

Earring Post 
I need earring posts of sterling silver that has a flat or cupped circle at the end to glue or some how put a gem, cameo, or a stone onto. I have so …

Sprig Necklace 
Hello everyone, I am new to this website. I don't know if you all know each other already. Anyway, I've been making hair elastics, barrettes, and headbands, …

Anchoring Large Hole Beads On Leather Cord 
I am making necklaces and bracelets that have a strand or two of leather cord and want to position a few large hole beads on the cord. How do I get …

Turning A Button Into A Pendant? 
How can a large button be turned into a pendant to wear on a pearl necklace?

What Type Of Stringing Material To Use? 
I am making a long necklace with plastic beads and light wooden beads. I would like the necklace to be about 32". I was wondering which string would …

Cable On Beaded Necklace Broke - How To Fix? 
Hello! I made a partly-double strand beaded necklace (see pic) using stringing cable but the loop of cable between the final crimp bead and the jump …

Pendants Turning 
How do I add a pendant to a necklace so it won't turn?

Wrapped Stone Bracelet
I'm looking to make cuffs like the picture and hoping to find a pattern for a macrame wrapped stone to put in a bracelet, so without the loop of cord at …

What Type Of Paint Can Be Used On A Wire Bracelet? 
What kind of paint (or other method of coloring) can be used on a wire bracelet? At the moment, all I have is acrylic, which would chip off when the …

Attaching Pearl Dangles 
I want to make a bridal set that has a string of pearls/crystals with many headpin-based dangles and a center pendant. Is it OK to hang the headpins …

Attaching Ball Chain To Other Types Of Chain  
I am making a multi-strand gem bead bracelet. I am trying to attach a delicate version of a dog tag chain to the other two chains but I cannot use …

Attaching A Crimp Coil To Rattail Cord? 
How do you attach a crimp coil to rattail cord? I am trying to make a necklace and have tried to use my crimping pliers and regular pliers to crimp …

How Do I Keep A Necklace Clasp In Place? 
When I put my necklace on the clasp/closure is in the back where it should be. Within minutes of wearing the necklace the clasp has shifted to the …

Attaching Chain 
How do you attach a chain to a pendant if the chain is too small for jump rings?

Matte Perspex In A Tumbler? 
Hi, I'm thinking of using recycled perspex pieces but some are scratched already and I would like a uniform matte finish. Was thinking about buying …

Looking For Large Silver Sliders 
I attended a craft fair yesterday and I saw a very large, very light weight silver slider that was put on a scarf and hung around your neck with a pendant …

How To Use Resin To Protect An Object In A Pendant? 
I have a unique carved pink arrowhead that I would like to protect in a open bezel and wish to use clear resin and harden it for permanent protection. …

Where Can I Find Metal Cross Beads With Vertical Loops? 
Where can I find a very small metal cross bead with a hanger on each end to string vertically onto a necklace? I saw a necklace on virgins, saints, …

Use Of Precious Metal Headpins 
Do most jewelry makers use sterling silver or gold-filled headpins? It increases the cost so fast, especially when designing a cluster of stones. …

Need Pewter Posts And Backings  
I need pewter posts and backings to make allergy specific earrings. Can you accommodate or refer me to someone?

Removing Incorrectly Soldered Items 
HELP! I have soldered a jump ring on to a PMC pendant but it looks bad. How do I remove the jump ring? I have used easy solder (silver solder and …

Magnet Attachments For Jewelry 
I am looking to buy magnet attachments for my Mom for her jewelry because she has arthritis and can not hook her necklaces or bracelets. I have seen …

What Size Crimp Beads Or Tubes? 
Hi..I have been having problems with bracelets coming apart ( after I've given them as gifts!!) I've been using 2-3mm crimp tubes..just went to our …

Tea Cone Clasp 
How do I use a Tea Cone Clasp? I purchased it,some time ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had double mastectomy and purchased lots of jewelry …

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Where Can I Get HooksTo Make Buttons Into Pendants? 
I want to make pendants out of vintage buttons but can't find the hooks to glue on the back of them to run the chain through. Where can I find them? …

For Beginners 
What is the simplest thing to start off with making that doesn't take too long and looks nice?

Is It Hard To Learn ? 
I have a learning disability and I have always wanted to learn how to make jewelry but a lot of people told me that it was going to be hard for me. …

Side by Side Double Beads / Double Wrap Bracelet 
I know how to make the beaded double-wrap bracelet, but I can't figure out how to make the bracelet wider using an additional row of beads (i.e. side-by-side …

Double Balled Head Pins With Beads 
I know how to ball one end of a wire, but after threading the bead on there, how do you ball the other with a torch?

Stretch Wire 
When I buy Stretch Magic, I do not understand what thickness I should buy to make a stretch bracelet that will not stretch out. I bought .7mm and .5mm/.019 …

What Does The Word Transite Refer To? 
In a book I am ordering, the author refers to "transite". I am not sure what she is referring to? It looks like it is just clear stinging line. …

Attaching Spring Load Bar Watch Faces Onto A Bracelet 
I have several old watch faces that I would love to make for presents for Christmas. My problem is that the faces do not have the ring or hook but a very …

Textured Gold Tone/Molten Finish 
Hi, I wanted to make a ring that looks like Yves Saint Laurent's Arty Oval ring that has textured gold tone and a molten finish. How or where would …

Steampunk 
Any ideas for a Steampunk necklace using leather and metal findings?

How To Make A Wax Cord Wrap Leather Bracelet
I would like to know how to make a mid-width leather bracelet with wax cord wrapping. The wax cord is wrapped around the bracelet in certain areas which …

Bic Lighter Cover Patterns
Hi! I would like to make lighter covers for the standard size Bic lighters. I need some free patterns (or even just a count of size ll seed bead …

Watches Clasps? 
What kind of closures can be used when making watches?

How To String Alternating Tear Shaped Beads 
I have tear shaped beads that I want to string alternating for a necklace. When I string them the conventional way the beads flip both ways. …

Tibitian Silver 
If possible, could you please provide any information about "Tibetan Silver"? With Sterling now having precious prices and so many other products looking …

Size Of Clasp 
Should the size of a necklace clasp be smaller or larger than the largest bead on the necklace?

What Are The No-No's Of Tumbling? 
How can I know what I can put in the tumbler and with what tumbling material for a particular stone or metal? I need to know what I can clean in the …

How To Extend A 3-Strand Pearl Necklace
How can I extend a 3-strand pearl necklace? I need about 2 inches. It has a hook and barrel clasp.

Crochet Jewerly 
How to link (finish) ends of a crochet necklace or bracelet, without a clasp?

How to loosen a barrel clasp? 
How to open a necklace with barrel clasp that is screwed too tightly. I have tried opening with Playtex Gloves, and at least five people have tried to …

Beginner's Jewelry Making 
I would like to know the best place to start learning how to design and make jewelry. If it is videos or books, can you recommend some? Any suggestions …

Essential Dremel Bits 
Does anyone use a dremel tool for their jewelry? Whether for glass or metals, what are the needed bits? I have a good five-speed dremel that came …

Where are the instuctions for the knotted band? 
Where are the instructions for the knotted band?

Silver vs. Sterling Silver Leverback Earrings 
What is the difference between Silver and Sterling Silver Leverback Earrings? I am looking to buy some to make earrings and I cannot understand what the …

Murano Charms 
I have a number of charms that I bought to go on bangle bracelets. They turn all around the wrist... I have had four returned that I sold. Any ideas? …

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Broken China Jewelry 
How do I solder broken china jewelry?

Attaching lobster claw clasp to memory wire bracelet? 
I am new to jewelry making. I made a memory wire bracelet, but it is a little big... Can I attach a lobster claw clasp?

My crimps are opening up on second squeeze...? 
I am using Beadalon crimps and wires. Doesn't seem to matter what size but I am using their guides. My problem is once I use the first second of the …

Packaging Necklaces 
Hello, Can anyone tell me, what is a good way to package any necklaces I sell for shipping? Thanks!!

How Do I Add A Button To A Necklace? 
I have several buttons I would like to add to a necklace or a bracelet, the ones I am working with now are metal and have the metal loop in the back. …

Can I sell what I make? 
Using the tutorials on this website, can I sell what I make online without getting in any legal trouble?

Properly Closing Crimp Beads 
How do you crimp beads to keep the wire from breaking?

Simple way to harden dead soft wire? 
I prefer to use dead soft wire. What is the easiest way to harden after I finish the project?

Friendship bracelet with button fastener? 
How do you put on a button to fasten a bracelet with instead of a knot?

Submitting Comments
Hi, I was on the page 'How to make macrame bead bracelet?' and I tried to leave a comment with youtube tutorials but my comment didn't show up. Just …

Using elastic string for bracelets?
How do I make my knots stay together when using elastic string for bracelets? I am stringing bead bracelets and the knots are coming apart very easily. …

Earrings
How do I make the hook for the top of the earring so the other parts don't come off?

How to attach things to leather cuffs? 
Hello, I have a few wide leather cuff bracelets and I would love to know how to attach some interesting trinkets to them. I have a flat square 3x3 …

Floating necklace crimp bead size? 
I would like to make a floating necklace but am unsure as to what size crimp I should use. Also, should I use a crimp tube or crimp bead? Can anyone …

How to get complete instructions for FREE Crystal V Necklace? 
I was forwarded and viewed the full pattern for the Crystal V Necklace last week and went out and purchased the supplies to make this and now when I go …

Drilling beach glass...? 
What would you recommend to drill beach glass so it doesn't shatter ?

How to make a Mix Cotton Cord Wrap Bracelet??? 
Have seen an amazing Chan Luu bracelet http://www.chanluu.com/Wrap-Bracelets-p/bs-2571webcorclomix.htm I would especially like to know how to change …

Jewelry Making 
I would like to learn to make jewelry so I can make money. Do you enjoy this and is it frustrating trying to come up with a design?

Cage for Loose Stone 
I have some small-medium stones that I would like to use in my jewelry. Since they don't have any holes drilled in them, is there a way to make a cage …

Chain waist belts...? 
Need to make a chain waist/hip belt for a friend... Any suggestions? Regards, Wilma

Where can I find information on how to make glass beads in a kiln? 
Is there a website showing how to make glass beads in a kiln? I just purchased a kiln with a bead door but don't know how to do this. I hate to purchase …

Leather Jewelry 
Good day! I am looking for magazines or websites on leather jewelry. I have searched and searched and the engine isn't giving me what I am looking …

Drilling Tumbled Gemstones 
I have tumbled many rough gemstones and now want to drill holes in them. I have purchased the drill press and bits but am having a devil of a time …

Getting beads and supplies donated for a non-profit group...? 
I am currently trying to find places that may donate beads and supplies for a bead making project for a Christian non-profit group. Any ideas? Even …

Necklace Problems: The necklace I made is flipping over from weight! 
I made a necklace with a braclet blank and then attached ribbon to make it into a necklace. the weight of the "bracelet" part is making it flip over and …

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How to harden too soft jump rings? 
Hi there, I know this may sound odd, but I was making a bracelet using 22 ga jump rings. I am sorta new at this and am learning. The jump rings …

Keeping a Cabachon/Pendant 
I have a problem with cabachons/pendants decorative side facing forward. Help!!!!!

Chainlinks 
How do I make a chainlink necklace so you can't see where it began or ended?

Resin Spots 
Probs with sticky spots underneath when resin piece comes out of mold... My casting is sporadically successful. I mean that even after ample time, I …

Jump rings, slip rings and wire wrapping... 
How do I work with jump rings for attaching charms to bracelets? Also can I just attach a charm with wire wrapping with memory wire? What about using slip …

How To Make Ankle Wrap Jewelry? 
Do you have any patterns or know how I can get them to make ankle wraps? They hook around your toe and go up the front of your foot and wrap around …

Lighter Cover Patterns
Hello and Help! I've submitted a question about free bead patterns for bic lighter covers. I haven't been able to find any patterns that fit into this …

How to make long jewelry connectors lay flat? 
I've recently made a necklace using long curved connectors between large beads. I used jumprings at each end between the connector and bead and it …

Magnetic Jewelry  
Where can I find a book about how to do different designs and how to actually start making necklaces and bracelets?

Postage Stamp Earrings: Earrings from Old Stamps 
I wish to make some earrings from old stamps of our city's precious Christchurch Cathedral, which was devastated in our recent earthquake. I have seen …

Tying knot to hang seed beads on... 
I'm making earrings and want to hang strings of seed beads. How do I make knots that won't show and will still hold the beads?

Liver of Sulphur... 
I can't get liver of sulphur to adhere to my copper. On my first try... chip form with hot water in a glass pan... immersed ... then tried agitating …

Making Medical ID Bracelets 
I am interested in making bracelets for my daughters. The medical ID bracelet, the bracelet I want to make, has beads and two lobster clasps on each …

First bead comes loose after wrap bracelet is finished...? 
Hello! I have started making leather wrap bracelets, and I love it! But I have noticed that the very first bead on the bracelet seems loose and "droopy"... …

Resticking Gems 
Which is the best clear drying glue for resticking gems in earrings, etc.?

Leather Weaving 
Attached is a photo of a bracelet I would like to make. Do you know how to make this weave. I've checked all my macrame books, and I'm unable to …

Is there a way to unstring fused beaded necklaces?
I have these beaded necklaces that look like the thread is baked right into them on the string. Is there a way these can be unstrung somehow? Thank …

Bead Jewelry: Undoing an Already Beaded Strand  
I bought some strung beads at a thrift store. They were knotted, I believe. I went to cut them apart to use, but they won't come apart! Each bead …

Are you selling jewelry? 
I have read just about everything I can find on you. My question is: Are you still selling your jewelry online? If so what is your site address? …

Types of Stringing Material 
What are the different types of stringing material and what are they used for?

Bracelets Come Apart 
How can I make sure my bracelets do not come apart? What can I use?

How to make an adjustable knot on necklace/bracelet closure...? 
Hi, could you please tell me or direct me to a website, or recommend a book that I could learn how to make a sliding knot for adjustable cord necklace …

What brand of pliers/cutters do you recommend? 
Would you recommend particular brand of pliers and cutters? If so, why? Do the cost of these tools vary greatly from one supplier to the next?

Clip-On Earrings
I would like to know where can I purchase large paddle backs for clipon earrings with loops for dangles. I can't wear pierce earrings but I would like …

20mm Square Bezel Blank Ring 
Do you know where I can find 20mm x 20mm square deep bezel blank rings that are antique brass plated?

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Crimping Instructions 
Could you please guide me to some instructions on crimping techniques and crimp cover recommended sizes and application. Thanks, Meredith

Gold Bead and Waxed Linen Cuff Bracelet Instructions? 
Do you know how to make this style of bracelet? Can anyone help me with step by step directions on how to make this bracelet? Thanks!

Leather and Bead Bracelet Instructions 
Do you know how to make this style of bracelet? Can anyone help me with step by step directions on how to make this bracelet? Thanks!

Braided Chan Luu Style Leather and Bead Bracelet  
Can anyone help me with step by step directions on how to make this bracelet? Thanks!

Thin chain keeps falling thru opening of jump ring 
Hi! I'm trying to use a thin, feminine chain with a delicate charm but the chain is so thin that it keeps falling thru the opening of the jump ring. …

Where can I buy basic hat pin w/o decoration? 
I want to design my own hat pins/stick pins. But, I don't know where to get the basic stick with the push cover that goes at the bottom. Do you know …

How do I make rings or earings out of buttons? 
I have some beautiful buttons that would make great rings or earrings but I have never made jewelry and do not know where to start.

Mommy Bracelets 
I would like to make mommy bracelets. Where is the best place to purchase quality beads and supplies? Thank you

How to Make this Leather Wrap Around Bracelet
Hi. I've been seeing this bracelet and it's a bit too much out of my budget. I was wondering if you can offer a tutorial to help me recreate this …

How to make a cabochon holding with seed beads, with out the backing. 
I saw somewhere someone making a seed beads going around a cabochon WITHOUT backing ( I don't know all the technical terms ).. I would very much like …

How To Make My Own Wire Jewelry 
Hi My name is Najah Gilmore and i am 20yrs old and i am from WestPhilly and i just would like to ask two quick questions. First one is how to make …

Starting to make jewelry for the first time: What Do I Need? 
Crash Course: What tools are needed and for a beginner for making necklaces and bracelets and earrings? Veteran jewelry makers, what advice would …

Starting out where do you begin? 
I am wanting to find a hobby first. I am a mom of 2 teenagers and they are out doing their own thing and I need something to help me deal with my empty …

Where to find this rhinestone/crystal slider? 
Where can I find rhinestone/crystal slider like the one in the picture? Is that what it is called? I went to a bead shop and the woman who worked there …

How to attach metal post to leather and suede earrings
What type of glue to use to secure metal posts to back of leather earrings?

How to connect knotted stand of pearls with little string left on end to an applique or to a clasp 
Hello, I have and old knotted strand of pearls I am trying to salvage. It's very long so I'm going to have to cut it - but problem is, it will leave …

postage 
do you post to the british isles? i hope so. thx

IM IN NEED OF ADVICE 
I'm trying to make a glass bead and shell multi-strand necklace and I just can't get it started.. HELP PLEASE!!

Filigree Raw Brass Stampings Oval Setting gluing flatback 
I was working on making some costume pieces and I have these lovely Filigree Raw Brass Stampings Settings.. I have tried to glue flatback stones onto …

How can I keep my friendship bracelets from twisting? 
I am new to bracelet making so I started with the simplest pattern--a friendship bracelet in the candy stripe pattern. Everything is going well except …

Copyright Laws - Projects to Use in a Class 
Would it be be legal, ethical and ok for me to print copies of free online projects, or projects that I have purchased to use in a class that I am teaching? …

Where do I find "magic crimpers"?
In one of your tutorials you said you love your "magic crimpers" but I have not been able to find any crimpers that say magic on them. I have found "mighty …

restoring fake pearls 
i have three sets of painted fake pearl necklaces in varying colours... they belonged to my great grandmother - probably from the early nineteen hundreds. …

how do i make a pull string closure 
how do i make a pull string closure? pretty much to the point. thanks for ur help in advance!!!

hammered metal cross pendants 
Where can I find hammered metal cross pendants for reasonable prices?

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Aluminum Wire 10 Gauge 
Where can I buy 10 gauge aluminum wire?