Delica beads are small beads used for weaving and creating jewelry. They are uniform in size and shape so that they line up correctly when woven into jewelry. The beads have flat edges and a larger hole than typical seed beads to allow for several passes of thread.
Delica beads are made in Japan predominantly by three different companies. Matsuno Delica beads are the lowest quality available, being only slightly better than regular seed beads. Toho Delicas are mid-range beads. They are slightly more expensive and of better quality than those made by Matusno. According to Artbeads.com, delicas made by Miyuki are the highest quality of the three and are the most uniform in size and shape.Learn More
Fused glass jewelry involves attaching sheets of glass to each other using heat. The following instructions are for a basic fused glass pendant. You need glass sheets, glass scraps or focal beads, shelf paper, glue and a fused glass set up.Full Answer >
There are many online and offline resources for learning to design jewelry. YouTube has tutorial videos that teach viewers how to create their own jewelry from various materials. Other online resources for jewelry making are New York Institute of Art and Design, Mastered and Online Computer Generated Jewellery Designing Courses. The Home section of About.com also has an article offering tips on the basics of becoming a jewelry designer.Full Answer >
Make chain mail jewelry by linking jump rings together using flat-nose pliers. Create a simple European 4-in-1 chain mail bracelet in about an hour.Full Answer >
To solder silver, clean the metal, apply the flux, heat the solder, and finally cool the piece in water. The soldering process is simple, but it does require certain safety precautions.Full Answer >