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 connectors for jewellery making? Well, these Continue reading Connectors for Jewellery Making
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 to cover thread when you are Continue reading What is French Wire?
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 metal – they come in various Continue reading Jump Rings, Split Rings and Closed Rings
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 that is holding the end of Continue reading Calottes
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 end onto which you can attach Continue reading Leather 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 or secure a clasp to the Continue reading Crimps