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Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Patterns

Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Patterns

Shop our Brick Stitch 101 Collection and watch our free beading class and Q&A all about brick stitch! Learn more » Free Brick Stitch Beading Weaving Patterns: Brick stitch is a strong basic stitch with lots of versatility. Finished pieces...

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Kumihimo 101: How to Kumihimo

Kumihimo 101: How to Kumihimo

Learn about kumihimo with our free tutorials and instructional videos, then pick up some kumihimo supplies and try this fun and rewarding technique for yourself. What is Kumihimo? Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese form of braiding using multiple strands of...

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Vintaj Patina Mixing Color Chart

Vintaj Patina Mixing Color Chart

Vintaj patinas are available in a multitude of colors, but can also be mixed to create the perfect shade to suit your tastes! Download the PDF below for a reference guide on making alternative colors with Vintaj patinas, then try...

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Product Guide: Swarovski Hotfix Facts & How-tos

Product Guide: Swarovski Hotfix Facts & How-tos

Swarovski has developed a new and improved hotfix glue on their stones. The benefits include flexible application temperatures and shorter application times; plus improved adhesion and increased quality. The primer’s neutral shade of gray ensures that it is as unobtrusive...

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Swarovski Flatback Rhinestone Size Chart

Swarovski Flatback Rhinestone Size Chart

Learn how pp and ss measurements equate to millimeters, a more commonly used measurement in jewelry making and beyond for Swarovski Crystal flatback rhinestones. Pearl Plate Size (pp) Stone Size (ss) Millimeter Size (mm) 11pp 5ss 1.8 mm 13pp 6ss...

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Style and Lengths of Necklaces

Style and Lengths of Necklaces

Styles Bib: multiple strands of beads, each one longer than the strand above it. Graduated: beginning with the largest bead in the center front, the beads decrease equally in size on each side of the center bead towards the clasp...

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