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    Bracelet Sizes

    , Jane Yang
    Bracelet Chart
    A handy go to guide for figuring out bracelet sizes

    Whether you are creating really extravagant designs or a simple beaded bracelet, this is a really helpful chart to use to get your measurements right.

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    Beading Basics - Crimps

    , Jane Yang
    Example of a crimp finish
    Crimps are simple, unobtrusive finishes for beaded jewellery

    Crimps are small metal beads that can be flattened to fix clasps onto the end of jewellery or to fix beads in place on a floating necklace or bracelet. They are one of the basic findings that are regularly used in jewellery-making and are therefore an essential part of the toolbox. They are really easy to use and all you need is either a pair of needle-nose pliers or crimping pliers.

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    Beading Basics - Calottes

    , Jane Yang
    Finished Multi-stranded Necklace
    Calottes can give a very tidy and professional finish. They're also great for multi-stranded jewellery.

    Calottes can be quite confusing. Why use them when you have crimps and folding crimps available? They look so fiddly too - How do you use them? What's the difference between the Knot, Crimp and Bead method? Hopefully, this article will provide some detailed information about calottes that will make them less confusing because once you know how to use them, they are actually really useful little things!

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