I've just started making my own jewellery. I've been learning from books - no proper lessons. I could really do with some. I've made a number of earrings and a bracelet I am pleased with.
I'd like to know if there is a knack to getting the final knot really tight so the beads don't move and show a little length of beading string. I found that the hardest part to do. I used cullotes (end covers) to finish the stringing and hide the knots but it took me forever to get the knot right. If you've got any suggestions I'd love to hear them.
Also how to close the prongs over the stone more neatly. I used pliers but I couldn't get them to match up. You can see what I mean in the photo.