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All About Adhesives!

  When it comes to joining jewelry items together, it can sometimes get confusing, but with Beadalon Adhesives in your jewelry making toolbox, you'll be prepared for most sticky situations. Whenever you are working with glue, we advise using both safety gloves and safety glasses and working in a well ventilated space. Use caution to make sure you do not get any glue on your skin, clothing, or elsewhere and be sure to keep away from children and pets.  ~ Beadalon G-S Hypo Cement Traditionally used in the watch making industry, G-S Hypo Cement has become the "go-to" adhesive to use when making knotted jewelry with silk cord. The pinpoint precision tip allows for getting just the right amount of glue onto the silk to secure the first and last three knots. Check out this handy PDF on pearl knotting to see how it's done. Another great use for Beadalon GS-Hypo is creating illusion necklaces without crimp beads. Make a knot in Supplemax™ Monofilament Illusion Cord , use the

Wire Forms aren't just for Snowflakes!

Whether we're ready for it or not, the holiday season is officially upon us! Beadalon has you covered with these functional, versatile Wire Forms. Whether you are making ornaments for your tree, gifts, or decorations for your home or office, there are so many ways to use them. The Wire Forms are made of Stainless Steel and are available in 4 sizes - 3.75", 4.5", 6", and 9" (and in a variety pack with all sizes!). Here are some designs from Wyatt White to spark your creativity. You don't need symmetry for a beautiful design! Give those leftover beads some spotlight time. Using a similar pattern helps create a visually pleasing design. The Wire Forms are a great structure for wire wrapping. Work from the spool and wrap the wire in the same direction around the spokes each time.  I love this beach themed design to keep the spirit of the sand in my toes all year round. To create the bends, grab the wire in the jaws of your pliers - I would chose flat nosed plie