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A girl can never have enough necklaces, but how do you layer them? Find out our secret!

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Crystals: Ways to Add Subtle Sparkle to Your Beaded Jewelry Projects - Interweave

While there is definitely something magical about the look of crystals, my personal style means that I prefer to have crystals play a supporting …

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Double Needle Right-Angle Weave Demystified

Once upon a time, in the middle of a long Adirondack winter, a lonely beader found that she needed a project to keep her occupied while she searched …

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The 7 Most Common Clasps - Interweave

If you're fairly new to jewelry making, it might be difficult at first to determine what type of clasp you should use when designing your bracelet or …

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Do You Keep a Beading Journal? - Interweave

More and more beaders are keeping some kind of photographic journal to document their work on seed bead patterns and beading projects. Are you one of …

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Common Lengths of Necklaces for Necklace Making Projects - Interweave

What length do you want to make your necklace? Whether you're making a beaded necklace for yourself, as a gift for a friend, or to sell, you'll want …

Jewelry Making Article - Jewelry and Skin Tone: Designing Jewelry that Flatters

Do you know if you have a cool or warm skin tone? Skin tone is one of the biggest factors in designing flattering jewelry that accentuates you and …

Jewelry Making Article - Thread, Cord and Wire Information

There are a lot of stringing materials out there. How do you know which beading thread, cord or wire to use for your jewelry-making projects? Learn …

Best Beadwork Advice: Pithy Tips from the Pros - Interweave

In the August/September issue of <i>Beadwork</i>, freshly arrived on newsstands last week, we asked our project contributors to tell us the best beadwork …

Today's Ask the Experts What is the best size and type of sterling silver wire to make earring wires? Find the answer to this and hundreds of other customer questions in our online Ask The Experts. http://fmg.co/zwPA1Q

Use Color to Your Advantage When Working with Glass Beads: Advice from Guest Blogger Jill MacKay - Interweave

Have you ever wondered what methods a professional artist uses to buy glass beads and create color palettes for new beading projects? Bead artist …

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Pinwheel Ring by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, a Free Wire Jewelry Pattern from WireJewelry.com

Using the 21-gauge square wire, straighten, measure and then cut 3 or 4 pieces, each 5-1/2 inches long. Place these wires side-by-side and tape the …

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Stitch Pro: One Way to Finish a Flat Peyote-Stitch Band - Interweave

I've made many pieces of beaded jewelry that dazzle my eyes, tease my brain, and test my neck strength. But I have to admit, when it comes to …

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Make Sense of Seed Bead Sizes

How are Seed Beads Sized?<p>Round seed beads, cylinder beads and some other types of seed beads are sized according to numbers called <i>aught sizes</i>. When …

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Jewelry Organizer – Vintage Zest!

Having too much jewelry is a problem I know many crafters have. And storing all that jewelry can be difficult. Trust me–my jewelry box takes hours to …

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Basil Pesto -- One That Will Stay Bright Green!

Here's a classic basil sauce that won't turn brown the minute you toss it with hot pasta! The trick: blanching the basil before making the pesto.<p>You may think that blanching the basil will take away some of its spunk, but be assured that it doesn't. Indeed, the technique won't take an ounce of …

Crockpot French Onion Soup

Crockpot French Onion Soup.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 29, 2011 303<p>Since I gave you a 14 hour recipe yesterday, I figured today we’d make it a little …