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Q&A


Q: How do I tie a bracelet?

A: To tie a bracelet, use nylon cord. You can use a 0.8 mm string inside through the beads, and possibly the same string to tie with, or a thicker one, depending on the desired design.

You need to measure your wrist to find out how long the string should be. Then place beads in a row in the desired order, then place them on the string.

  • See link to techniques for bracelets here.

 


Q: How do I use an o-ring?

A: An o-ring is typically used to attach a clasp to a chain, or a pendant to a bracelet, chain or earring.

  • See technique "Tips and tricks" here.

 


Q: How do I make earrings?

A: If you have the courage to design your own jewelry, it is only the imagination that sets the limits. You can design earrings on a chain, with wire, pendants for hoops, etc. We would recommend to be inspired below

  • See "Inspiration Gallery" here.
  • See techniques "Earrings" here.

 


Q: What are loops and windings?

A: Loops and windings can be used to make pendants for earrings, bracelets, necklaces, ankle chains, etc. This is the most important technique to know, and very basic to be able to make your own jewelry so that they look like what you find in stores.
It is important to practice this technique well, and get the loops round and the windings straight.

  • See technique "Eye and windings" here.

 


Q: How do I close a bracelet or necklace?

A: You can close your necklaces with the eyelet and clasp.
We recommend you watch our video below.

  • See "Tips and Tricks" here.
  • See Techniques for "Necklace" here.

 


Q: How do I tie a tight elastic knot that does not go up?

A: We have spent a long time finding the right silicone elastic for you. We have found the best, which is now in all our boxes, and you can also buy it directly in the shop. We recommend you follow the techniques below when you need to tie your knot for the first time.

  • See technique "Elastic and knot" here.



FAQ


Elastic bracelet 

For elastic bracelets, we recommend that you use our silicone elastic cord, which you can find in the shop. We would also recommend you to watch our technique video the first time you tie an elastic band.

  • Shop "Silicone elastic cord" here.

  • See technique "Elastic bracelet" here.

 

Necklaces

Necklaces can be made on elastic, nylon cord, chain, silk cord, wire. Our chains are either plated with 18K gold, or with 925S sterling silver. If you want to design a pendant for a chain, you can use the technique "Loops and windings.”

  • Shop chains here.
  • Shop wire here (also remember locks, o-rings and wire clamps) here.
  • Shop nylon cord here.
  • Shop elastic here.
  • See technique for "knot between beads" here.
  • See technique for closing a "necklace on wire" here.
  • See technique for mounting a lock and eye here.
  • See "Tips and tricks" here.
  • See technique for how to make an "adjustable knot" here (for necklace on nylon cord)
  • See technique for "eye and windings" here.



Hoops/Creole

Hoops are a really popular piece of jewelry. They can be decorated with jewelry thread and pearls - or with pendants made on pearl rods / jewelry thread or pendants with a loop in them. There are endless possibilities with these earrings.

The technique "Loops and windings" can be recommended for pendants, which must be hung on the creole. The jewelry thread should preferably be 0.5 or thinner when you need to wrap beads directly on the hoop. This is for the reason that it is easier to wind and finish the windings. You can also choose a slightly thicker thread, just be aware that the thread must be able to get through the bead holes, and that the thread must be soft. 

  • See the technique "Loop and windings" here.
  • Shop our hoops here.



    Lock

    Carabiner / spring lock:
    The most common locks we enclose in our jewelry boxes are either carabiner or spring locks. In both locks is a small loop, which must be mounted in a chain via an eyelet. Once the latch is mounted in the chain, attach another eyelet at the opposite end of the chain in which the latch can be locked.

    • See technique "tips and tricks" here.

    S-Lock:
    When choosing an S-lock, it is a good idea to open only one side of the S-lock so that an eyelet can come down over one "S". If both are open, the necklace risks opening itself and thereby falling off.

    Ball chain lock:
    It is important that you measure your ball chain length long enough that you can take it over your head, as the ball chain lock is not intended to open and close more than once. And that is when you mount the lock from the start. When you need to mount the chain in the lock, you open the ball chain lock by taking your pliers and extending the lock itself a bit at both ends. Once the ends of the ball chain are clicked into each end of the lock, you can "clamp" the lock firmly around the balls - easily and calmly, so you do not scratch the lock too much. You can possibly. do with a pair of pliers.



    Nylon string

    We are happy with our silk nylon cords, which we use in almost all of our boxes. The thickness of the string is 0.8 mm, and can therefore pass through almost all beads with a hole size of 0.9 m and up. Except for freshwater pearls and other similar pearls with very small holes. Glass beads, Greenlandic pearls, seedbeads, real semi-precious stones, etc., can easily come on.
    You can either make a bracelet or necklace of nylon cord with adjustable technique. You can also tie or braid the nylon cord. 

    • See technique "adjustable knot" here.



    Bead Pin

    A bead pin is one of the most important parts in jewelry design. With it you can make pendants that hang elegantly and finely. The technique used is called "Loops and windings". If you have run out of pearl pins, you can always use jewelry thread.

    Shop bead pins here

    • See technique "eye and windings" here.
    • See “Tips and tricks” here.



    Earrings 

    You can design earrings where only the imagination sets limits. We would recommend you to let yourself be inspired in our universe and then find the desired techniques.

    • See our inspiration universe here.
    • See techniques for "earrings" here.



    O-ring

    An o-ring is a round ring that is either open or closed. All our o-rings are open, so they can be easily mounted on a lock / chain. 

    • Shop the o-ring here.
    • See technique "Tips and tricks" here.