Mar 032017
 

ff wire protectors

Wire protectors are one of those jewelry findings that I definitely could have used way back when I first started making jewelry. As you’ll see in the video from the examples of my fails, they are especially useful when making jewelry with thread, but serve wonderful purposes when using bead stringing wire as well.

As with most of the findings I show you they come in all the standard finishes: gold, gold plated, silver, silver plated, copper, gunmetal, etc.

I don’t often find these at the local craft stores,  and if they do have them they’re often of poor quality and you don’t have many choices of finish. So I usually buy mine online. Although they only cost a few cents apiece, they add a great deal of value and longevity to your jewelry!

Below are a few of the different finishes of wire protectors that I like to keep on hand.

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the How Wire Protectors Will Save Your Jewelry! Friday Findings video at YouTube.

Nov 062015
 

ff thread heaven

You may have seen this tiny blue box at your local craft store and paid it no attention. But I’m here to tell you that you NEED this stuff.

If you’ve ever fought with threads tangling, knotting or fraying while stringing beads or doing hand sewing you’re going to love this.

In the video I’ll tell you all about thread conditioner and show you how to use it. Below are links to two different brands. I’ve only tried the Thread Heaven, but the other one sounds like it does the same thing, plus, the container looks like it might be easier to use.

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

You can watch the Friday Findings-Thread Conditioner video over at YouTube.