Guide on how to buy beading supplies

2011-06-27

You can get beading supplies everywhere, or what ever you like, however the only aim for having a look at the wholesale beading supplies is to save your hard earned money. And, in this regard, you can find numbers of suppliers online serving your different beading supplies purchasing needs. This source will definitely help you if you want to buy them in bulk.

Go through the Internet, which is the best way to get beading supplies, in fact, you can get anything you will need in your daily life. The internet has proved to be a place where you can find numbers of beading supplies stores that basically strive to offer these items at the rock bottom prices.

Using a price comparison tool, you can easily approach the website that provides you with the best deal. Most of them are known for offering sale prices, however you are best advised to have a look at the hidden costs buried in handling charges and shipping.


There are numbers of retailers which offer beads and wholesale jewelry findings with wholesale pricing, but they are supposed to have a minimum order limit. The best thing is to make an enquiry before the purchasing this item from your local bead store or online store. You can also ask them for discount.

Brass jewelry findings, purchase reviews

2011-06-20

Brass is a good material which is used to make china beads, and jewelry findings, which are widely used to make handmade jewelry pieces. Brass findings are the little jewelry findings which are made by the brass. In my website, there are brass findings, you can wholesale jewelry findings here, and I will give you a good price.

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Jewelry making findings

2011-06-13

Jewelry making with china beads is fun and interesting. Only beads a jewelry designer can not finish her designs, as long as she has the jewelry findings, which are essential for beaded jewelry. When you are purchasing findings at wholesale jewelry findings stores, you will be given plenty of little findings like bails, bead caps, clasps… for these beading beginners who may not familiar with them, my today’s article if helpful for these beginners.

Barrel Clasp is a clasp that when the two parts are screwed together form a barrel shape.

Bead Caps are also called end caps and bell caps, and sit on top of other beads. They are usually concave in shape so as to fit the curvature of the bead.

In the past, cabochon is a polished stone which is cut with a rounded dome on the top and sides, and very often the bottom is flat, but now, cabochons are made by many more materials such as the resin cabochons, which are the hottest findings for cabochons jewelry making.


Clasps are functional findings that are used to connect two ends of a bracelet or necklace. Common types include toggle, S-hook, lobster claw, spring ring and barrel.

“Findings” is the term for many small hardware components used in jewelry.

Spacer beads are designed to separate multiple strands of china beads, and make them lie flat. Spacer bars usually have two or more holes and provide precise spacing for multi-strand pieces of jewelry.

Toggle Clasp is a clasp with a ring on one end and a bar, which fits through the ring on the other.

Crimp Bead Cover is a metal finding used to cover a crimp bead.


Crimp Bead is a small bead made of soft metal designed to crush easily when pinched with a crimping tool. Crimps are used to attach stringing wire to a clasp.

Crimp Ends are larger findings used to attach leather, rubber, satin or cotton cord to a clasp.

Crimp Tube is a crimp bead with a more elongated shape.

Toggle clasps are one of jewelry clasps

2011-06-09

Today we will talk about toggle clasps, one of the most common used jewelry clasps in beadwork. Toggle clasps are one of the most popular jewelry closures/jewelry clasps around - both for their functionality and for their contribution to the overall design of the piece of jewelry.

It is always important to buy toggle clasps as sets. Sets of toggles are designed to go together. Sometimes when the T-bar is off by even 1mm, the whole clasps might not work right or be sufficiently secure. Which also means that when you are storing your Toggle clasps, always ensure you store them as sets so that you don't get confused later when you are ready to use them.


You can easily get this kind of clasps at your local china beads stores, or you can get them on the internet. Remember, always purchase high quality clasps, although they are small. Not only wholesale clasps, but also buying other kind of high quality wholesale jewelry findings.

The different kinds of bails

2011-06-08

Bails are one kind of important jewelry findings, they are made to attach to different kinds of pendants. Bails are not new items in my china beads stores, they have a loop that slides onto a chain or cord. It’s the “other sides” of the bails that are different.


Snap or Snap-On

The snap-on reminds me of a paperclip. You need a ring of sorts to use this one with. You may have to use pliers to do some bending to get the finding to snap on.

Glue On

This one is used when the pendant has no loop, ring or hole that you can use to attach bails too. Fused glass pendants, stones, and clay are all examples of where these can be used.

Pin and Hole


With this one you push the pin through the pendant and bails hole before closing the pin.

Pinch

This one works with a pendant with a hole closer to the edge. It has two prongs that you put through the hole of the pendant and pinch closed.

Donut

The donut bail is specifically used with donut beads. It has a big loop section that will fit through the center of the donut bead.

Triangular, Oval and Other Shapes


These all work with a ring that you attach to the pendant.

Wholesale jewelry findings online are the main source to get what you need in beading, find a reliable supplies stores and purchase wholesale bails for your designs.

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How to use bead caps to fits the bead size?

2011-06-07

I want to purchase some bead caps, but I am not sure what size to get. I have 4-10mm beads. Is there a chart somewhere that says what size bead cap fits on various bead sizes?

This is a really good question to which there is no direct answer except, it depends. The size of the bead cap, depends upon a variety of variables and that is why there is probably no chart.

Variables: shape of the bead, depth of the bead cap, design of both the bead and the bead cap, overall design preference (i.e how do you want it to look?), functional design elements (i.e. helping the bead lay flat, covering a flaw etc), and probably a few more variables not readily apparent to me off the top of my head.


For example, one would think that, say for your 10 mm beads, one would need 10 mm diameter bead caps. Well, not exactly but, then, maybe yes. For the purpose of illustration, let us say that your 10 mm bead is perfectly round and your bead cap is 10 mm very shallow and somewhat of a slight dome. Might work somewhat like a disk, or spacer. On the other hand, let’s say your 10mm bead is heavily faceted and more odd shaped and let us say (for purposes of illustration) that the bead cap is perfectly round, has a clean concise edge, and is 5mm deep? Might not fit and you might want to go larger, but then, it might drown the bead itself or, because of the faceting and the odd shape, might just not work. Then, take the same heavily faceted 10 mm bead that is 20 mm long and your bead cap is basically 10 mm in diameter but is 10 mm deep and has leaf like projectiles along the border of the bead cap that are malleable and can be expanded or contracted? This would probably work. These are extreme examples, but I think you can see my point.

Sometimes I find that smaller metal bead caps look very nice on larger beads, especially if you wish to show off more of a particularly lovely bead. Bead caps that are too big hide attractive beads but sometimes it’s the bead cap one wishes to focus on.

Bead caps are the one kind of essential jewelry findings used in beading, you can wholesale jewelry findings online the internet, there are so many more supplier providing china beads and findings like bead caps, bails, head pins, links…


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How To Use Head Pins?

2011-06-03

Head pins, just as the name refers, have the heads and the pins which make the two things together. They can be used as one kind of jewelry findings and they are very necessary for making hanging jewelry pieces. And usually it is hard to find a head pin from a jewelry piece, for they are bended to hang charms or as a link for stringing materials. It is not hard to image that most people have heard about them, but not familiar with them.

Do you know the basic usage of head pins? Maybe most people do not know the exact answer. Head pins are usually used to create dangles. Do you know how to use head pins? If the answer is no, the follow the editor, the editor today will tell you how to use jewelry head pins step by step.

First, if you want to use the pin, pick one of them out and straighten the wholesale head pin out.


Next, be sure there is just a hair’s width greater than 1/4″ of wire showing above the bead. That’s make sure it is not too thick or too thin.

Using a round- nose plier, bend the desired piece into a round shape.

Bring the end of the pin into the hole opening of the bead.

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How to use bead caps?

2011-06-01

The use of the beads caps for jewelry making are very important and today the editor will introduce you how to use caps in detail.

Bead caps are always used for making necklaces, bracelets and earrings, and usually be used in pairs at two ends of beads to add texture and design to jewelry pieces. They come in a wide range of colors, such as gold, antique gold, antique silver, silver, copper, red copper, bronze, antique bronze, black, platinum and so on. They also can be made of different materials, including iron, copper, alloy, alloy and enamel and etc. Besides, they also can be made in different shapes, but the most commonly used shape is flower.

There is a post in a forum written like that: I have never used wholesale bead caps before. When choosing the bead, do you use the same size bead cap as the bead, i.e, 4mm bead and (2) 4mm bead caps, OR do you downsize/increase the bead size by a half millimeter or so for a good fit?


For this question, It really depends on how wide the “opening” is on them. Many will fit several different sized beads, but some have a more narrow opening and will only fit specific beads.

Generally it’s a 2mm – 3mm difference with the narrower types, so if it’s a 6mm bead cap, it will typically fit a 5mm – 7mm bead.

Wider openings, you can put 2mm, 3mm or 4mm bead caps with 8mm, 10mm or 12mm beads. However, it’s really hard, if not impossible, to go smaller such as 8mm caps with 2mm beads.

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