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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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What’s the difference between gold-filled and gold-plated?

Q: What’s the difference between gold-filled and gold-plated? A: The difference is in the amount of gold. Gold-plated products have a very thin layer (seven-millionths of an inch) of gold, while 14K/20 gold-filled products must have at least one-twentieth of their entire weight in 14K gold. What this means for you as a beader is […]

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Why do my crimp tubes slide off?

Q: Why do my crimp tubes slide off? A: It’s important to use the right tool and the right crimps. We recommend the sterling silver and the gold-filled crimp tubes for the best results. You can use a flat-nose pliers to squeeze your crimp tubes, but a specialized bead crimping tool is the best to […]

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