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« on: October 26, 2006 02:41:43 AM »

im sorry if this is such a stupid question >.<
when you make bracelets how do you make beads go on them.
i mean i no its wire but do you bend them?

let me find a picture. >.<



thanks for helping me. :/
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006 02:58:45 AM »

the charms or beads are attached usually with split rings or jump rings, split rings are little metal rings that you can pry open with plyers, slip your charm on, slip on to your bracelet and then use the plyers to close the ring.

(i hope i got the terms right, im not really a jewelry maker)
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006 03:02:03 AM »

thanks. do you no where i could get those jump rings?
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006 03:39:56 AM »

if you are in the u.s. you can get them at walmart, hobbylobby, michaels, anywhere that has a craft section
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006 05:48:33 AM »

The split rings work GREAT for charms that have a little loop at the top.

If you have beads and a head pin, you can pretend you are making a mini-earring to hang on your bracelet.

Start by stringing the bead, mah-jong tile or whatever on a head pin.
In a pinch, I have even used a straight pin from my sewing box, although they are harder to work with.  At the top of the bead, bend the wire 90 degrees away from you.

Now use the end of some round-nose pliers to make a small loop coming back towards you. 

Use some toe-nail clippers or wire cutters to cut the excess off after you've made your loop.  Now you've made your very own little charm-dangle thingy, ready for an earring or bracelet or whatever.

I am sure there are much better tutorials under jewelry-making on this site, or on the rings-n-things web site or the firemountaingems web site.

Good luck!  And have fun!
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006 06:12:07 AM »

Split rings are the ones that look like mini key rings (basically a small spiral). They can be a little more secure and somewhat easier to use. Or so I've heard  Smiley I use jump rings for most things.
Jump rings are the ones that look like a full circle with a cut in them (does that make sense???)
Instructions on how to open jump rings are at http://www.jewelry-making.com/openingjumprings.html
Sorry-it's the first link I found, and I'm too lazy to write my own instructions!
Good luck  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006 11:37:39 AM »

oops i knew i switched my terms when i was explaining them, i'm not a jewelry maker!
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006 12:15:11 AM »

If you are going to use split rings and you plan on doing several bracelets you may want to get a pair of split ring pliers.  I didnt know about split ring pliers until about 5-6 years ago.  When I found them I wanted to kiss the feet of the person that invented them.  You can apply split rings without split ring pliers but you will cuss a lot less if you do.  Plus they wont go flying all over the room.  If you live in the US almost all craft stores carry them.  The look like long nose pliers with a little hook on one end.  I think JoAnn's has their tools on sale either this week or next for 30% off and Hobby Lobby either has them on sale now or had them on sale last week.

Dont ever feel silly or stupid asking questions.  Everyone has to start somewhere and those of us that have the beading addiction will tell you its a fun addiction to have.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2006 01:56:25 AM »

so the split rings are the long things too put beads on? im confused with the names.. i just no they have flat bottoms so the beads dont fall off but do you then bend the cirlce at the top with pliers?

if someone mentioned it already sorry im just lost. one minute i thought someone was talking about that.. then i think they were talking about the circle *wire?* things.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006 02:19:29 AM »

The flat bottom things are headpins.  The things that look like tiny keyrings are split rings.  The plain rings with a cut in the center are jumprings.

The link below is to Firemountain Gems.  They are one of the largest online suppliers for jewelry supplies.  They have great pictures, educational links and free project ideas.  This specific link is to their findings page.  Findings are basically everything other than beads.  Its a bit simplified but I dont want to confuse you with too much information in the beginning.

http://www.firemountaingems.com/findings.asp

Even if you dont live in the US, the FMG (Firemountain Gems) site is still a great resource for education and ideas.

Hope this helps.
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