Posts tagged ‘Wirework’

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

How to make viking knit chain

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 Good Viking Knit Tutorial Links

Check out the list of informative links below, 24 to 26 gauge soft wire seems to be the most popular type used. 

Viking knit chain/trichinopoly history

http://www.fineartbyrocio.com/vikingknitdirections.html

http://www.janra-jewelry-designs.com/viking-knitting.html

Viking Chain Knitting

Viking Chain Knitting Page 2

Viking Chain Knitting Page 3

Viking Chain Knitting Page 4

Viking Chain Knitting Page 5

Perfect Finish – Free Projects – Beading Daily

(You’ll need to register with Beading Daily) 

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 Viking Knit Chain Video’s

YouTube – Viking Knit Chain Making

http://www.diynetwork.com/cr/cda/playerex/1,1979,DIY_45263,00.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iS6Y8Uz-Uo

June 5, 2009 at 7:24 pm 8 comments

How to do Beadwork

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                                                                                                                                                                                        This weeks feature is on Beadwork: find all about beadwork weaves

and stitches from Emma Warrillow, an Australian living in England

and has been beading for many years; as well as beadwork she has

dabbled in wirework and bead stringing.

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ggb2Visit her Website/blog:   http://glitterglowbeading.com/

 Gallery: http://glitterglowbeading.com/?page_id=389

 

Learn how to do netted beadwork, peyote stitch, brick, herringbone as well as

right and left angled weaves, (scroll down the page to ‘Learn Beadwork Links’ )  

http://www.squidoo.com/learnbeadwork

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 Free Beading Tutorials          http://glitterglowbeading.com/?page_id=380

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Beading Forums and Groups      

http://glitterglowbeading.com/?page_id=385

 Beading Book Authors and Their Books     

http://glitterglowbeading.com/?page_id=378

 

 

March 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm 2 comments

How to make chainmail from scratch

longcanyon-jwlryA handy list of chainmaile and wire wrapping resources from Longcanyon.com

 Includes how to make jump rings, recommended ring sizes for chainmaile weaves, aspect ratio of jump rings, and wire gauge charts.  

Longcanyon.com/Resources

February 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm 1 comment

Jewellery making tools video tutorial

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Here’s a great list of video tutorials on essential jewellery making tools from Connie Fox at http://www.jatayu.com/

Connie Fox – Video Jewelry Tutorials

 

 For making chainmail click on the Wire Winder link  

 

February 5, 2009 at 3:38 pm 1 comment

4 of the Best Chainmail instruction sites on Net

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Check out these four best chainmaile sites on the Net:

M.A.I.L. – Maille Artisans International League – Articles

 

CGMaille.com – Chainmaille Tutorials & Graphics

 

Spiderchain – Links

 

Chainmailbasket.com -index

January 29, 2009 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

Wirework 5 part Email Course

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Here’s an excellent 5 part email course on wirework

from Christine Gierer of Wireworksecrets.com

Wire Work Secrets 5 Part Video Email Course

 

 

 

 

December 9, 2008 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

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