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HOW TO's

GALLERY PAGE
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PROJECT PAGE
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HOW TO: Tila Wrap Around Bracelet
Love this! If you want a kit, email Queen Bead with your colour preference, $15 each (button not included).
TilaTHUMB Link To:
- Filament Cord
- Nylon thread
- Silamide
- Big Eye Needle
- Tila Beads



 
NOTE: Use our Japanese Filament Cord for the base, Crochet Thread for the wrapping, or doubled Silamide. Thread the Silamide with a needle each end or use your fingers for the crochet thread.

HOW TO: Button Angels
Make these little cuties - fast, fun and easy! Great for present toppers, festive earrings or the Christmas tree.
ButtonAngelsTHUMB Link To:
- wings






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HOW TO: Little Beaded Angels
Make these little cuties - fast, fun and easy! Great for present toppers, festive earrings or the Christmas tree.
LittleAngel-THUMB Link To:
- wings
- trumpet flowers






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HOW TO: Beaded Dragonfly
Learn how to make your own unique glass tile using any laser printed image or scarpbooking paper.
HowToDragonfly1 Link To:
- seed beads
- 28g wire

 



 
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HOW TO: Glass Tile Pendant
Learn how to make your own unique glass tile using any laser printed image or scarpbooking paper.
HOW-TO-glasstile Link To:
- glass tile jewellery supplies

 



 
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HOW TO: Facet Surround
Learn how to make a basic bezel - facet surround a glass tile or other flat backed stone.
HOW-TO-facetsurround Link To:
- glass tile jewellery supplies
- foundation fabric



 
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HOW TO: Make a strung necklace
Learn how to attach string a necklace using flexible beading wire (tigertail or softflex) and crimp beads. Includes design tips.
How-To-basic-necklace Link To:
- tigertail
- softflex
- clasps

- kitsets




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HOW TO: Attach a clasp
Learn how to attach a clasp to a necklace or bracelet using flexible beading wire (tigertail or softflex) and crimp beads.
 
how-to-clasp Link To:
- tigertail
- softflex
- clasps

- findings packs




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HOW TO: Crimp Covers
Learn how to attach a crimp cover for a neat and professional finish to your project.
 
HOW TO-CRIMP-COVER Link To:
- crimp covers
- crimp tool

 




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HOW TO: Join a long necklace
Learn how to securely connect a long necklace to go straight over your head - no clasp required.
HOW-TO-long-join Link To:
- Crimps
 




 

HOW TO: Secure a stretch bracelet
Get it right first time! It's easy when you know how.
HOW-TO-stretch Link To:
- Stretch Magic
- Kitsets




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HOW TO: Memory Wire
It's not just for kids! This How To give options for finishing the ends and sample photos for memory wire.
HOW-TO-MEMORY Link To:
Memory Wire
Memory Caps





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HOW TO: Make earrings using headpins
Learn the correct techniques to make perfect loops and lovely earrings. Includes design tips and composition ideas.
How-To-earring Link To:
Earring Packs

Earring Findings
Headpins
Jumprings
Tools





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HOW TO: Make chandelier earrings
Tips, techniques and ideas for making dangly chandelier style earrings. It is best if you have made some basic earrings first.

HOW-TO-Chand
Link To:
Chandelier Tops
Earring Findings
Headpins
Jumprings

Tools





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HOW TO: Make a chain linked necklace
Make a gorgeous chain necklace incorporating beads and chain, plus, matching earrings. A great way to practice your chain linking techniques.
HOW-TO-chainlinking Link To:
Chain
Wire
Tools

Kitsets





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HOW TO: Make a tigertail & chain necklace
No making loops or using jumprings! This is an easy, strong and effective technique, great for beginners.

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Link To:
Chain
Beads
Tigertail
Crimps





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HOW TO: Viking Knitting
Learn how to make this centuries old gorgeous woven wire rope the fast and easy way! Look at our Gallery Page for loads of inspiration.

HOW-TO-VikingKnit
Link To:
Tools
Wire
Toggles
Cones





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HOW TO: Basic Peyote Stitch
Learn the basics of this very versatile and useful stitch. Get familiar with the basics before starting on the more advanced projects.
How-To-PEYOTE
Link To:
Seed Beads
Silamide
Needles
Toggles





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Keep an eye out as we will keep adding new How To's . . . there are lots more to come up yet!
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BASICS: Flexible Beading Wire

Materials Links
Flexible Wire Techniques
"How To's' explained simply
 
BASIC PROJECTS 
Make it, and learn along the way
HOW TO:
Attach a clasp
Learn how to attach a clasp to a necklace or bracelet using flexible beading wire (tigertail or softflex) and crimp beads.
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HOW TO:
Make a strung necklace
Learn how to attach string a necklace using flexible beading wire (tigertail or softflex) and crimp beads. Includes design tips.
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HOW TO:
Crimp Covers
Learn how to attach a crimp cover for a neat and professional finish to your project.
HOW TO-CRIMP-COVER
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HOW TO:
Make a scoop drop necklace
Learn how to attach string a necklace using flexible beading wire (tigertail or softflex) and crimp beads. Includes design tips.
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HOW TO:
Join a long necklace
Learn how to securely connect a long necklace to go straight over your head - no clasp required.
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HOW TO:
Make a tigertail
& chain necklace
No making loops or using jumprings! This is an easy, strong and effective technique, great for beginners.
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BASICS: Chain Linking and Wrapping

Materials Links
Chain Linking Techniques
"How To's' explained simply
 
BASIC PROJECTS 
Make it, and learn along the way
HOW TO:
Make a basic loop 
Learn the correct techniques to make perfect loops and lovely earrings. Includes design tips and composition ideas.
How-To-earring

 
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HOW TO:
Make chandelier earrings
Tips, techniques and ideas for making dangly chandelier style earrings. It is best if you have made some basic earrings first.
 
HOW-TO-Chand

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HOW TO:
Make a Linked Necklace
Make a gorgeous chain necklace incorporating beads and chain, plus, matching earrings. A great way to practice your chain linking techniques.
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SPECIAL PROJECT: Russian Rope

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