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Wire Gauge Guide

Wire Gauge Guide

Understanding wire gauge (thickness) is important when buying craft wire or beading wire, or items made from wire such as jump rings, head pins, earring hooks, and other findings. When comparing gauges, the lower the gauge number, the thicker the...

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Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Patterns

Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Patterns

Free Brick Stitch Beading Weaving Patterns: Brick stitch is a strong basic stitch with lots of versatility. Finished pieces resemble peyote stitch with their staggered rows, but the construction of brick stitch allows far more control over the shape of...

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Circular Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Patterns

Circular Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Patterns

Free Circular Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Patterns As the name suggests, circular brick stitch is a variation of the popular brick stitch used to make shapes and patterns in bead weaving. Instead of being arranged "bricked" together in rows, your...

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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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