Attaching Clasps to Beaded Jewelry
Bead Board - makes beading easy!
Beading tips
Beading F.A.Q.
Knotting with Tweezers
Stringing Cords
Stringing Wire
Crimping & Crimp Cover Instructions
Easy Ear Wire
Knowing Your Beads


Bow Making
Candle Burning
Decoupage with Mod Podge
Folding the American Flag
Floral Tablescaping
General Tips
Melted Crayon Art
Photo Booth with Props - How to set up
Tillandsia Care (Air Plant)
Vinyl Lettering


Conservation Framing
How to Hang and Care for your Pictures

Needle Arts

Knit with Milly Video: Blocking
Knit with Milly Video: Cast On
Knit with Milly Video: Cast Off
Knit with Milly Video: Knit Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Purl Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Knit a Starbella Scarf
Knifty Knitter Looms
Knitting & Crochet Abbreviations
Knitting Instructions
Yarn Weight System


Acrylic Paints: which one to use?
Basics of Brushes
Clay Pot Preparation
Coloring Items Using Alcohol Ink
Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine
Painting Mediums / Products Information
Painting Surfaces
Painting Tips
Tin Preparation
Wood Preparation

Paper Crafts

Accu-Cut Die-Cut Machines
Creative Card Making
Distress Inks with Tim Holtz
Getting Started on a Scrapbook
Glossary of Stamp Terms & Techniques
Inking 101
Marbled Look Created with Alcohol Ink
Masking Techniques - Rubber Stamping
Scrapbooking on the Wall - Canvas Art
Taking Gift Tag Art One Step Further
Tear Paper, HOW TO
Twinkling H20's


Blanket Stitching
Choosing the right THREAD
Fabric Conversions
Fabric and Sewing Project Tips
Glossary of Sewing / Quilting Terms
How to Wash your Fabric and Quilts
Stuffing (Fiberfill)


by Jennifer Bristol

Giving a necklace to a friend, but not sure how long to make it?
Add a piece of chain on the back of your beaded necklace so they can adjust the length. Our bead department has Silver Plated, Brass, and Base Metal chains to enhance your project.

Prevent tarnishing
Keep your sterling silver and silver plated beads and jewelry in a zip lock bag to prevent tarnishing.

How long do I make my necklace:

  • Take a piece of string and wrap it around your neck until the desired length.

  • Hold the string up to a ruler and measure it.

  • Cut your piece of Beadalon beading wire, leather, wax linen or other beading cord about 5 inches longer than the length that you want your necklace to hang. This allows for you to have enough materials to either crimp or knot the ends without losing length on your project.

Making a stretchy bracelet:

  • Measure your wrist with a piece of string, then hold the string up to a ruler to determine the length.

  • Cut a piece of Stretch Magic 4 inches longer than you want the bracelet to be.

  • String the beads on in the pattern you desire.

  • To end the project, tie an over hand knot, then put a dab of super glue on the knot to seal it up.

  • Wait for the glue to dry, then cut the excess ends off the piece.