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Closing the Forum

We regret to inform you that the Artbeads.com forum is now shut down. As many of you may have noticed, there hasn’t been much activity in the past few months and we couldn’t justify keeping the forum running. For those of you who are forum members, we appreciate your participation and willingness to be active […]

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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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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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