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Questions for Bailey Beader

Bailey Beader is ready to answer your jewelry or craft making questions. You can direct any questions you have to artbeadsblog@gmail.com. Describe your problem and Bailey will do her best to give you a solution. If it’s a general question that others can benefit from, it may even be posted on the blog.

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Standard Necklace Sizes

Q: This might seem really silly, but when i measure out wire, i always measure too much. Are there standard sizes for necklaces that with an extender could be used for everyone? Are there standard sizes as well if I wanted to use a clasp? How much wire do I actually cut to accommodate that […]

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Egg-citing Jewelry Storage Idea

In honor of the approaching Easter holiday, I have an eggs-citing storage idea for necklaces and other jewelry. As a crafter, involved in making my own jewelry, focusing specifically on necklaces, I realized I had some fabulous designs and wanted to be involved in some craft fairs to see if I could sell my wares. […]

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Stringing Heavier Gemstones

Q: Hi Bailey I am starting to work with larger, heavier gemstones. However the last 2 necklaces I created fell apart! The stringing wire slipped out of the crimp! Is there a technique or material you could suggest to correct this? Paula A: Hi Paula, Thank you for your inquiry. When wire slips out of […]

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Tying off non-elastic string

Q: Hi Bailey, My question for you is, what is the best and easiest way (as I am a beading novice) to tie off or end a beaded bracelet or necklace using non-elastic string?  I have just gotten into beading and have made quite a few anklets and necklaces but always using wire and putting […]

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Stringing 2-3mm Rounds

Q: Any suggestions for what or how I string those tiny tiny 2-3mmm peridot rounds or the 2mm Tourmaline beads?  Is there a trick to threading those little holes? Terrified of taking them off the temp. string they came on- worried I’ll never get them threaded again.   A: For the 2-3mm rounds, they string […]

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