Category: Other Findings

End caps for beading, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

End Caps for Beading

What are end caps? Have you ever used them? Do you know how and when you should use them? Well, if you need help with any of those questions, this is the place to...

Cymbal Elements Beading Findings, My World of Beads, Katie Dean

Cymbal Elements Beading Findings

Have you seen or heard about the Cymbal Elements Beading range? Do, you know what these are? How about where to buy them? Or how to use them? If you answered ‘no’ to any...

Connectors for Jewellery Making

Connectors for jewellery making are useful for connecting things. You don’t say? I’m guessing you probably worked that much out already. So, what can you connect and how can you do it? What are...

What is French Wire?

French wire can also be called ‘Gimp’. It is basically very narrow wire that has been coiled to form a sort of wire ‘tunnel’. It is available in gold or silver and is used...

jump rings

Jump Rings, Split Rings and Closed Rings

Split rings and jump rings are designed for linking components. They can also be linked to one another in pretty complex designs to create chain maille jewellery. Jump rings are a single circle of...

calotte

Calottes

Calottes are little tiny metal findings that can be used to create a neat finish to a piece of beadwork and enable you to add the clasp. They are perfect for: Hiding a crimp...

leather crimp

Leather Crimps

Leather crimps are specifically designed to allow you to attach a clasp to a piece of leather. You may find that different brands look slightly different, but essentially this kind of crimp has a circular...

Crimps

Crimps (also referred to as ‘French Crimps’) are tiny circular pieces of metal that can be threaded onto your stringing material, then squashed together to create a grip that will hold beads in place...

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