Resin flower cabochons


How to use crimp beads in beading

Buy crimp beads that match your jewelry piece. Crimp beads are usually made of metal and they have a slit cut into them so that they do not form a closed bead. You can get crimp beads in different types of metals, even gold and silver.
Put your crimp bead around the knot you've tied between the clasp and the beads of your jewelry.
Start closing your crimp bead. Take your crimping pliers, and put your bead into the largest circle on your pliers.
Put low pressure on your crimp bead to start to close it. Turn the crimp bead so that you press it gently from many different directions. This will keep you from distorting the bead's shape.
Finish closing the crimp bead. Place your crimp bead into the smaller circle of the crimping pliers. Apply low pressure to gently close the beads. Turn the crimp bead so that you apply pressure from many different directions until it is completely closed.
Repeat steps 2 through 6 over the knot at the other end for your jewelry piece.


Beading Tutorial-How to Wrap Wire with a Bead

Step 1 Cut 20cm length jewelry wire. Bend one side of the wire and form a right-angle.
Step 2 Use round nose plier to make a simple loop.
Step 3 String a bead.
Step 4 Bend the other side of the wire and form a right-angle.
Tip: Reserve a bead’s length space for wire wrapping later.
Step 5 Make a simple loop.
Step 6 Continue to wrap the loops until it comes to your desired length.
Step 7 Wrapping the wire around the bead.
Step 8 Wrap loops of the jewelry wire until it reaches to the simple loop in the beginning.
Step 9 Cut the extra jewelry wire.
Step 10 Congratulations, you’ve successfully made a wire wrapped bead.
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Vintage Halloween digital collage sheets

This listing is for an 8.5 x 11 inch digital collage sheet with 35 images. And each image is 25x25mm square which can be used with vintage cabochon settings with the exact diameters in our store. This halloween digital collage sheet is perfect for pendants, brooches, magnets, scrapbooking, or any other use you can dream up.
This listing is for a digital collage sheet, which means that we will send this sheet to your email as a JPG format. If you would like another file type, please let me know which file format you would like.
Moreover, the file will be sent to you without a watermark and at the full size and best quality, with the highest quality, scanned at 300 dpi and suitable for printing. Only buy once and print again and again with no limitation!
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Selecting your beading supplies

Make a list of the basic jewelry making supplies you will need based on the design or pattern you have selected. This list should include tools, such as beading pliers and glue, as well as supplies, like china beads or clasps, and miscellaneous items, like containers for supplies or bead boards.
Visit several local or online crafts stores so that you can browse and compare offerings. Using your beading supplies list, do price comparisons on basic tools. For decorative items, such as beads, visit a number of stores if possible, so that you can browse a wide selection of offerings.
Consider purchasing a jewelry making kit. Aside from relieving you of the worry that you may have forgotten some supplies, these kits come in a wide price range, cover many types of popular jewelry making and usually come with a booklet and patterns to try.
Select and purchase your supplies based on price, attractiveness and suitability for your project. Remember to factor in the cost of shipping when you purchase online.


Instructions simple chain maille charm bracelet

Open 50 jump rings. To open a jump ring, grab one side of the opening of the jump ring with one pair of pliers and do the same on the other side with the other pair of pliers. Gently twist both pairs of jewelry pliers so that both sides of the opening go in different directions. Do not pull straight out because this will warp and weaken the jump ring.
Bend the outside part of a paper clip and slip two closed jump rings on it so that they hang from the bend of the paper clip.
Put one open jump ring through both closed jump rings that are hanging from the paper clip and close it just like you opened it, only in reverse. Put one pair of pliers on one side of the opening, the other pair of pliers on the other side and gently twist so that the two ends meet. Put another open jump ring through the two closed ones hanging from the paper clip and close it as well.
Repeat Step 3 and check your length with a tape measure until you have created a chain that is 6 inches long. Seven inches is the most common size for bracelets, but you can always measure your wrist or another person's wrist for a more accurate size if you have the chance. The length of the clasp will make up the last inch.
Attach the clasp to the end of the bracelet with two more open jump rings. You can now add some charms at different points on the chain, looping smaller open jump rings through a pair of rings, placing a charm on it and closing the jump ring.


Jewelry making is not entirely based on wholesale beads

Of course, jewelry making is not entirely based on beads. Even if beads are the elements that give the final, decorative touch to the resulting beadwork, there are other components that practically offer support for the beads. As a result, for our earrings, apart from the wholesale beads of your choice, you will also need ear wires, head pins, a wire twisting tool and a wire cutting tool. Make sure that the ear wires and the head pins are made from a reliable material, such as sterling silver. Don't be cheap with such parts of the earrings: they will not be quality products if the material breaks only because you were too mean to invest a bit more in more reliable materials.
You also need to be careful with pushing the beads onto the head pin. You will place onto the head pin as many beads you consider necessary for the final length of the earrings. When you are done with the jewelry beads, you will use the wire cutting tool in order to cut whatever length of wire is in excess. Be careful: the same as it happens with any other kind of jewelry making, earring crafting requires delicate actions. Make sure that there is some wire left: this part will have to be curled into a small circle with the wire twisting tool.


Guides on how to clean glass beads

Cut the clasps off necklaces and bracelets with scissors or wire cutters and remove the beads from the stringing cord or wire. Save clasps and other reusable findings. Check the beads carefully and discard any that are chipped or cracked
Fill the bowl or pan with warm water, and stir in detergent.
Place beads in the bowl or pan; and swish to loosen dirt and body oils. Soak for about an hour.
Drain the beads in a colander, and rinse thoroughly under warm water. Rinse bowl or pan.
Refill bowl or pan with the second quart of warm water; add vinegar, and mix. Swish beads for a minute or two, then drain and rinse in colander as before.
Place a towel on a table or counter that won't be needed until the beads have dried overnight. Spread the beads on the towel, and blot them dry.
Check to see if all beads are clean. Use the toothbrush or cotton swabs to remove any remaining grime. Wash and rinse until you are satisfied with the result.
Spread the clean beads on a dry towel, and air dry them overnight. If china beads are not dry next morning, blow dry with dryer set on lowest setting.