Beading & Stringing

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    Bead jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Beading is an extremely popular form of jewellery making. The vast range of colours, shapes and textures available in beads allows you to make something truly unique. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things beading to help you along your jewellery making journey. Definition Beading and stringing is the process of putting beads […]

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    What is a Reamer Tool Used For?

    A reamer tool, or bead reamer, is a great tool to add to your collection. But if you’ve never heard of it, you may be wondering: “what is a reamer tool used for?”. We’ve outlined some of the basics on reamer tools and how they can be used to benefit your jewellery making project below. […]

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    Top Tools and Accessories used in Beaded Jewellery

    Beading requires quite a specific set of tools and accessories. None of them are particularly expensive thankfully, but there are many that you won’t want to be without once you have discovered them. Read on for my essential top picks. Bead Design Board Beadalon Bead Design Board – 998 424B Design boards have to be […]

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    How To Use A Bead Crimping Tool

    Learning how to use a crimping tool for jewellery making is one of the basic skills you’ll need to perfect as you work with beads in your career. If you’re new to beading and want some step-by-step guidance, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s your complete guide on what crimp beads are and how […]

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    How to Make a Superduo Honeycomb Bangle

    Making a honeycomb bead bangle requires a really simple thread path, but the trick to making a successful bangle lies in the thread tension. This jewellery making project gives you all the tips you will need in order to get that right. Simply follow the instructions carefully and you will be able to create a […]

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    How To Use Beading Tools

    Beading is a form of jewellery making that enables beginners to take their first step into jewellery production. With so many beads in varying shapes, styles and sizes, the possibilities are endless. If you’re just starting out when it comes to using basic beading tools, this guide will help you get to know each tool […]

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    How To Use a Ring Stretcher Reducer Tool

    Are you mastering the art of using a ring sizer tool? As a jeweller, this is an area of your business that will encourage customers to come back again and again, as long as your work is accurate. So, investing in a professional ring stretcher/reducer tool will help you master the art of ring resizing […]

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    How To Use Headpins And Eyepins

    Using headpins and eyepins for jewellery making is an essential skill that, once mastered, will help you create a number of designs with minimal effort. Forming wire loops using headpins and eyepins is primarily to secure beads into place, but they don’t just have to be functional. A simple method can be used to make […]

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    Miyuki Delica and Seed Beads

    Miyuki is the world’s premier manufacturer of seed beads and are considered a “world standard” for their high quality, brilliance, and uniform shape. They are known for their attractive and beautiful beads that come in various different colours, shapes and sizes. Here at Cooksongold.com, we stock Miyuki Delica Beads, Cube Beads, Tila Beads, Round Beads […]

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    Applications of Silver Beads in Jewellery Making

    Silver beads have been prized for centuries for their elegance and ability to compliment almost any other combination of decoration. But there is a clear difference between silver and sterling silver. Beads are commonly made from Sterling silver which is a silver alloy made up of 7.5% copper, 92.5% silver.  Pure silver is designated as […]

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