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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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Swarovski Crystal Color Chart

Swarovski Crystal Color Chart

Swarovski crystal beads, pendants, rhinestones, and fancy stones come in a rainbow of color and finishes. See at a glance all Swarovski crystal colors on their digital color chart. Note: Not all colors may be available in all styles. If...

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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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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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Standard Necklace and Bracelet Lengths

Standard Necklace and Bracelet Lengths

See our chart below for the standard lengths in inches of common types of necklaces, as well as bracelet lengths and guidelines for necklaces for men. Standard Necklace & Bracelet Lengths for Women Type Length Choker 16 inches Princess/Pendant 18...

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Seed Bead Size Chart

Seed Bead Size Chart

With seed bead sizing, the rule is the larger the size number, the smaller the bead. Czech seed beads are often sold in hanks, which are made of 12 strands, folded in half into a bundle, so that there are...

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Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness

Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness

The Mohs scale of mineral hardness characterizes the scratch resistance of various minerals through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material. It was created in 1812 by the German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs and is the most...

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