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« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2009 07:18:25 PM »

Hi there,
you can found lots of cool stuff on my website @ great prices.


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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2009 11:37:58 AM »

You most deffinitely need a bead design board. It helps me so much with organizing my designs!

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« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2009 09:51:34 PM »

Can I hop onto your thread and ask if anyone knows of a place to find a bead spinner (do these actually work?) for less than $50?  Can I make one?

Walmart sells them for like $20 I think.

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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2009 05:39:44 PM »

I'm sad that some of you don't like bead spinners! I personally love mine but have only used it when it comes to wire for making french beaded flowers. I used to make them by stringing each bead by hand and it would take me near a half an hour to string enough beads to make a single petal!

It's all about the curved angle on the end of your wire. I've never had any luck with the actual hooks that usually come with the spinner. I have always quickly bent the end of the spool of wire myself. I have also found that the closer I hug the wire to the edge of the bead spinner, the more luck I have.

« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2010 08:28:26 AM »

Can I hop onto your thread and ask if anyone knows of a place to find a bead spinner (do these actually work?) for less than $50?  Can I make one?

I think bead spinners are an aquired taste but if you haven't got one already just search on amazon they have them for around $25 Smiley


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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2010 02:26:50 PM »

I know that it's late to post, but after reading this, I wanted to mention the ultimate place to get some very odd stuff:  Home Depot.

According to my friends, I could open a small bead shop of my own with all the bits and part's I've accumulated.  In order to organize the stuff, I went to Home Depot and picked up a bunch of the stacking plastic containers that have a whole bunch of little drawers in them. It makes creation easy - just grab the drawer and go. I can lay out the drawers on my workbench, make what I want to make, and then put them back.  Best of all, they are interchangable, for the most part, so if you find that some things are more commonly used, you can just keep them on a shelf near you.

Home Depot also has other things that Jewelry makers may like:  Welding rods, soldering irons and solder, flashing in aluminum and copper colors, different kinds of organizers/toolboxes for things, pegboard on the cheap, etc.  Personally, I'm always shocked that more jewelry makers are willing to pay huge amounts for what is essentially the same thing - but without the construction coloring. 
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2011 04:22:27 AM »

If you're new to beading I would recommend checking out AGrainofSand.com. They have everything you could need to start out (beads, clasps, chain, and wire, etc.), plus they have an amazing collection of unique vintage beads for inspiration and motivation!
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2011 05:38:49 PM »

Check the Hobby Lobby sales ads every week. They regularly have findings 50% off and a 40% off coupon for whatever else you need. Other supplies like tools, storage bins, etc. go on sale every couple of weeks, as well. When making earrings, I prefer the leverback ear wires.
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« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2011 02:39:59 PM »

Guys! I really hope you can help me!

I'm much of a n00b when it comes to beading/jewelry findings etc, (so I'm not even sure if I'm in the right board here  Cheesy) but I was wondering if these silver thingies have a name?

I tried searching for bead caps but those are for threading and not for like... Pendant making.

Sorry again guys as you can tell I'm totally clueless  Cheesy

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« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2011 11:06:14 PM »

From the looks of it, that is a bead cap. I think the stone is only partially drilled and there is an eye hook glued into the hole. So it would go from bottom up: partially drilled stone, bead cap, eye hook glued into the stone, jump ring.

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