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PEYOTE STITCH – another way to start

If you are finding it just too difficult to get the

PEYOTE STITCH TRICKS AND TIPS – the first few rows and tension

THOSE FIRST FEW ROWS and TENSION THE FIRST THREE ROWS

FLAT EVEN-COUNT PEYOTE

So named because the end result is a flat piece of

BEADING – Simple Right Angle Weave

RIGHT ANGLE WEAVE The right angle weave is a simple

Beading needles and how to thread

BEADING NEEDLES – SIZE DOES MATTER Beading

How to wear a lariat

Most lariats are long enough to be wrapped around twice

Wire Wrapped Connector

Wire wrapped connectors are used to join one link to

Opening and Closing a Jump ring

It is very important that you OPEN and CLOSE

Wire Wrapped Loops

Wire wrapped loops give more security to your work as

Eye-Pin Dangle

Learn how to add a bead to an eye-pin loop. If you

The Simple Loop or Eye-Pin

There are two types of loops used in jewellery making

Preparing your wire for work

PREPARING YOUR WIRE FOR WORK STEP 1:  FLUSH CUT Always

Wire hardness

Wire comes in three different forms of hardness: dead

Wire – size and gauge

Wire is available in many different shapes and sizes as

Flush cutters (wire cutters)

Wire cutters that we use in jewellery making are called

Crimping pliers

The crimping tools are all similar in appearance, it is

Crimp beads and tubes

TUBES  Crimp Tubes are simple to attach and provide a

Bead clamp or Bead stopper

Bead clamps prevent beads from falling from the end of

Seed beads

SEED BEADS Seed beads range in size from 6 (largest) 

Beading wire

Beading wire is made up of a group of stainless steel

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