Archive for September, 2006

A Flower by Name

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Technorati : Free Bead Work, Free Beading Projects

Clasps

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Clasps come in all the familiar styles, such as lobster, spring, barrel (screw together) and toggles. In addition, there are magnetic clasps, which are nice for necklaces because they use very powerful magnets in each half of the clasp that attract each other to make the connection (very neat). It’s very easy to connect magnetic […]

Headpins and Eyepins

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Headpin Head Pins are stiff lengths of wire with a flat round head on one end which literally look like large pins. You can use them to make earrings, or to add dangle beads from a necklace, by sliding beads onto the wire. Once all beads are strung, you will create a loop on the […]

Violet Circlet Earring

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Crimp Beads

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Crimp Beads are used for terminating the end of a bead strand, generally onto a clasp for a necklace or bracelet. Using a pair of crimping pliers you squeeze this tiny bead and essentially smash it slightly to hold the stringing material together to form a loop at the end. You might typically string a […]

Jump Rings

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Split Rings/Jump Rings are used in connecting anything with loops together, such as the wire end of a necklace and it’s clasp. A jump ring is a singular loop, split in one place, so you can twist the ring open to slide in the loop. Helpful hint: Remember to TWIST the ring open rather than […]

The History of Swarovski

Friday, September 1st, 2006

The History of Swarovski and other Interesting FactsSwarovski is a family owned business, that started in 1895. The founder, Daniel Swarovski,was considered a pioneer of technology, industry and a humanitarian. He came from Bohemia, a region which belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and possessed a glass cutting industry that had renowned for renowned for centuries. […]