This video shows how to link beads by wire wrapping them and how to finish them by attaching the chained beads to chains. Use 26 or 24 gauge dead soft silver wire for best results when using small beads like pearls and crystals. To do this most efficiently, thread all beads on in the order […]
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How to Solder With Flux and Avoid Balling Up the Flux
This video features a tip on how to solder silver with flux and what to do when the flux balls up and won’t run. When soldering silver and using hard or soft solder, I often find the solder balls up – it just refuses to jump no matter how long it’s under the flame. This […]
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Huggie Earrings – Setting Beads & Beach Glass
Amoracast has come up with a fantastic and easy way to turn sea glass, drilled semi-precious stones and practically anything you want into a pair of beautiful and unique earrings! I’ve used a pair of their prong settings with a loop which you can put through your ear piercing and wrap around your earlobe. Amoracast also […]
If you can perform the Crimp, you can fix a bead tip to a leather necklace, bracelet, or anklet.
The garnet family of gemstones has been used as an abrasive and for decoration since thousands of years before the Common Era…
Successful retailers never take their customers and suppliers for granted. Showing appreciation for your customer is a given and seems only logical. However, treating your suppliers with equal respect as you would your supplier is less common, but just
In the modern world, glass has an interesting multiple personality…
Sunstone, known to the scientific community as aventurine feldspar, is famous for its spangled golden brilliance…
You’ll find it surprisingly easy to form an earring hoop, the foundation for classic bangles and other earring styles.
Lobster claws, once attached, are among the easiest of clasps to use on a necklace, and they also cooperate very nicely with clam shells.