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All posts tagged "beads"
Daily Wire Tip Oct. 15: Removing Clay from Glass Beads
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for October 15, 2010 Question: Hello Dale! I recently obtained some glass beads, and they have a line of dust in the beading hole. What can be done to these glass beads...
- Posted October 14, 2010
Daily Wire Tip Sept. 15: Wire Wrapping Beads as Cabochons
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for September 15, 2010 Question: I have two very large (30 x 40mm) turquoise beads, drilled through the long side, that I would like to wire wrap as a gift for my...
- Posted September 14, 2010
Daily Wire Tip Aug. 23: Making Tiny Headpins Larger
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 23, 2010 Question: I have a lot of head pins with very, very small heads – they slip right through bead holes. Is there a way to make the heads larger...
- Posted August 22, 2010
Daily Wire Tip Aug. 13: Heishi Beads
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 13, 2010 Question: Can you explain exactly what the bead type heishi is? -Phyllis in Carlisle, Pennsylvania Answer: The word heishi is Native American in origin, and means shell necklace. Using...
- Posted August 12, 2010
July 4th Summer Bead Sale
As you may have heard, through Monday, July 5, all Wire-Sculpture Beads are 30% off!! Dale Cougar Armstrong was passing through the warehouse this week, and she filmed a short video featuring some of our beads, with...
- Posted July 2, 2010
Daily Tip June 30: Adjusting for Wire Gauges
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip June 30, 2010 Question: Hello, Dale! I love the site, and I find the information so useful! The biggest issue I have is trying to determine how to adjust for different gauges...
- Posted June 29, 2010
Daily Tip: Is My Coral Real?
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: How do I tell if a piece of red coral is real? -Pat in Aurora, Missouri Answer: Here are a couple of tests that you can do at home. Genuine coral...
- Posted June 16, 2010
Daily Wire Tip: What’s a Cubic Zirconia Stone?
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: What are CZs, and how are they different from crystals? Where do I find them? How are they different from lab stones? -Merry in Smithers, B.C. Answer: As I believe you...
- Posted June 15, 2010
Daily Wire Tip June 13: Attaching Beads to Tablecloths
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip June 13, 2010 Question: I bought from Wire-Sculpture 1 kilo bag of diverse beads. Got these because I needed heavy beads to make some table cloth weights to attach so winds won’t...
- Posted June 12, 2010
Daily Wire Tip May 10: Fabric Covered Wire
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 10, 2010 Question: I have been unable to locate a fabric type covered stiff wire in bright colors that holds its shape. I want to make necklaces with only a few beads....
- Posted May 10, 2010
Daily Wire Tip May 7: How Do You Use Memory Wire?
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 07, 2010 Question: Before I knew anything about using wire I bought some memory wire. I’ve tried using it, but I find it very hard to cut or bend. How do you...
- Posted May 7, 2010
Daily Wire Tip April 12: How Do I Identify Unlabeled Stones and Beads?
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 12, 2010 Question: In keeping with the “full disclosure to our customers” theme, do you know of a good resource to help me correctly identify all the unlabeled stones, beads, cabs, etc....
- Posted April 12, 2010
Daily Wire Tip April 7: How to Test Amber Beads for Authenticity
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 07, 2010 Question: A friend has asked me to restring & knot a necklace that has been passed down in her family for about 150 years. The beads look like they could...
- Posted April 7, 2010
Daily Wire Tip March 13: Planning Wire Length
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 13, 2010 Question: I measure the amount of wire I need for a 7″ bracelet, but after it is done it ends up as a 5-6″ bracelet. Am I wrapping the...
- Posted March 13, 2010
Daily Wire Tip March 12: Hole Sizes in Beads
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 12, 2010 Question: How can I tell the size of the hole in the bead? I am working with 18 gauge wire. Most beads don’t fit. Answer: When you are purchasing beads...
- Posted March 12, 2010
Daily Wire Tip Oct. 20: What Size of Wire is Best for 4mm Beads?
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip October 20, 2009 Question: I want to buy the 4 mm sterling silver sparkle bead with 1.3 mm hole, what size of wire sterling silver gauge should I get? How do I...
- Posted October 20, 2009