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Bailey Beader is ready to answer your jewelry or craft making questions. You can direct any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Q: Is it safe to dry clean my Swarovski crystals? A: For most clear and regular-colored crystals, it is fine to dry clean. However, avoid dry cleaning AB finishes or other special finishes. Have a question you’d like to ask Bailey? Email her at email@example.com or post your question to our blog.