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Better crimping technique

Crimping right next to the clasp can seriously weaken a piece. Instead, place your crimps next to a soldered jump ring, then wire the clasp to the ring. This provides a moveable joint at the point ...
Sorting beads PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Tape a piece of felt to a plate, and use its surface to sort your beads. The felt will keep the beads from rolling.