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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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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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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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