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Vintaj Natural Brass Jewellery Making Supplies

vintajVintaj 100% Natural Brass findings, filigree, beads, charms and chain.

They are not antique plated or chemically treated and are nickel-free;

with  a rich, distinctive colour identical to vintage brass and have intricate detail,

fine-lined etching, and bold raised relief designs.

http://www.vintaj.com/

http://www.vintaj.com/wpblogvintaj2International suppliers:vintaj1

http://www.vintaj.com/retail.asp

Jewellerymaking techniques:vintaj3

http://www.vintaj.com/tips_techniques.asp

September 18, 2009 at 11:31 am 4 comments

How to use crimp covers

crpCrimp covers come in various sizes from 3mm to 5mm. crp21/ Add a crimp bead to fit the desired cord/wire.

crp32/ Use crimp pliers to close up crimp bead in usual 2 step procedure

 (use inside jaws first,then fold crimp using front jaws to get crimp as compact as you can).

crp43/ Place crimp cover in front jaws of crimp pliers with the opening facing forwards.

crp54/ Place crimp cover over the folded crimp bead on your cord/wire and press gently with crimp pliers to close opening. 

crp65/ Your crimp covers should now be tidy and round with only a fine slit visible when close up (as shown on the right side of the pearl bead).

 Where to buy crimp covers online: 

UK

Crimp covers at eBay.co.uk

Palmer metals.co.uk Sterling Silver Crimp Covers

Princess Jewellery Findings UK               Sterling silver & gold filled

Silver Moon Beads.com UK                        Sterling silver & silver plated

crimp covers at CJ Beaders.co.ukGold plated, sterling silver ,silver plated, copper, fancy finish

Crimp Covers at Spellbound Beads UK    Gold plated, sterling silver & silver plated

EJR Beads.co.uk      Sterling silver & copper

thebeadstore.co.uk            Copper, G/p & s/p

Just Beads.co.uk     Sterling silver, gold filled, g/p & s/p

Spoiltrottenbeads.co.uk    Sterling silver, gold filled & S/P

The Bead Shop.co.uk          G/p, S/p, Copper plated, Black plated

Beadaddict.co.uk    Sterling silver, gold filled & copper

Beadsunlimited.co.uk         Sterling silver, s/p & g/p

Crimps Clasps – Beadsisters UK   G/p, s/p & copper

Bluestreak Beads       S/p

World of Beads                 G/p & S/p

AUS & NZ

Polymerclay.com.au Australia     Sterling silver, ant copper, ant gold, ant silver, black plated, copper plated, g/p, s/p, gold filled.

AJMS.co.nz    G/p, S/p

 USA

Crimp covers on eBay.com

Land of odds.com USA       ***All types of crimp cover

Crimp covers at TheFind.com  USA ***

Charmfactory.com USA     Sterling silver & gold filled

You’ve GOT to be Beading.com USA        G/f, Sterling silver & copper

Auntie’s Beads.com USA    Sterling silver & gold filled

Bluesage Beads.com USA  Sterling silver, gold filled & copper

Abeadstore.com USA Sterling silver & copper

Artbeads.com USA  Sterling silver, gold filled & copper

JewelrySupply.com USA    S/s, g/p, s/p, g/f, ant brass, ant copper, gunmetal

Inmcrystal.com USA          S/s, G/f, g/p

Brightlingsbeads.com USA            S/s & G/f

  

 

July 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Find Beads.com

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Find-Beads.com is an online beading portal and information resource for beads and jewellery making. It lists hundreds of exciting beads stores and jewellery designers with an emphasis on easy navigation, list YOUR Beads and Beaded Jewellery FREE!

 http://www.find-beads.com/

 

There is also a handy bead show finder using GoogleMaps.

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May 18, 2009 at 1:58 pm 1 comment

Bead pattern program

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ebp2The best little free bead program for patterns on the net by Michael Hemphill!

 http://www.easybeadpatterns.com/

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March 12, 2009 at 7:44 pm Leave a comment

Bead-space.com social networking site

beadspaceThis great social networking site includes a bead store directory, groups, quizzes, gallery, auctions, e-store and more: bsphttp://bead-space.com/

March 12, 2009 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

How to make beads from Polymer Clay

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This weeks feature is on Polymer Clay; find all about Polymer Clay Bead Making withTips, Pics and Tutorials by Cindy Lietz from Canada.

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Visit her blog :http://www.polymerclaytutor.com
Polymer Clay Bead Making Tips, Pics and Tutorials by Cindy
Lietz… “I learned by making the mistakes… Now you don’t
have to.”

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Visit her Website below:
By subscribing to Cindy Lietz’s email newsletter at
http://www.beadsandbeading.com/ you will receive 3 free polymer clay bead making videos plus weekly color recipe cards.

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There is also an indepth 39 Part Polymer Clay Basics Course:
http://www.beadsandbeading.com/crse/01-more.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

March 6, 2009 at 11:08 am 2 comments

How to make a friendship bracelet

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Here’s a great tutorial from Evelyn Lim at Amethysti.com.

 

How to make a friendship band

 

Includes a video of Japanese Kumihimo Braiding Instructions using a Kumiloom

and step by step tutorials on how to make your own version.

November 27, 2008 at 8:03 pm Leave a comment

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