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How to Use a Magic Finding
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How to Use a Magic Finding

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The Magic Finding is a simple and fun way to create multi-strand jewelry designs without the need for countless crimp tubes. Your looks will have the same professional flair and a more polished feel, and you can crimp all of your strands at once! Just follow these steps and you will be amazed at what new designs you will discover. You can attach chains, jump rings, clasps or other components to the Omega Insert in a design that uses the Magic Finding for a quick finish, too. Learn How to Use the Magic Finding with an Omega Insert by viewing our additional tutorial.

First be sure to measure the jewelry wire to the desired length, and double that measurement. For example, if you are making an 18-inch long necklace, cut a piece of wire that is 36 inches. This will allow you to create at least three strands. Make sure to use jewelry wire that will fit in the Magic Finding. Size .024 is too large to slide through the holes, so be sure to use a smaller gauge. 21 gauge is the maximum size stringing wire that will fit through the magic finding. A 22 gauge wire will fit, as long as it is cut flush and the wire is straight.

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More Ways to Use an End Cap or Crimp End
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More Ways to Use an End Cap or Crimp End

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End caps and crimp ends can provide professional looking results to your jewelry pieces. As indicated by the name, they are most often used to finish the ends of jewelry. We have expanded our selection of end caps and crimp ends to accommodate your every need. We have a large assortment to choose from and here we will show you some tips on how to use the different styles in your jewelry.

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How to Use a Closed-Loop Bead Tip
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How to Use a Closed-Loop Bead Tip

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Often, the difference between fair looking jewelry and professional looking jewelry is how the piece is finished. The use of clam shell bead tips, also known as calottes, is especially important to the look of hand-knotted jewelry projects. Clam shell bead tips can increase the value of a jewelry piece because they hide the knot at the end of the strand beautifully and reflect the attention to detail that buyers look for. There are several different styles of clam shell bead tips. The style you want to use depends on your application. A single open-loop bead tip is great to use for a necklace design, but may not be strong enough to use in a bracelet design. A double closed-loop bead tip, however, is durable enough for both. Here we will show how to use a double closed-loop bead tip. To see instructions on how to use a single open loop bead tip, click here.

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Tie A Beau
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Tie A Beau

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Add a subtle blue accent to your wedding dress by wearing an elegant belt decorated sparingly with sparkling crystal components. With its layered bow design topped off with an iridescent crystal, this quick project is the perfect way to incorporate some color into your wedding ensemble.

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How to Use a Fancy Crimp End Cap
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How to Use a Fancy Crimp End Cap

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These fancy crimp end caps make an elegant finish for thicker stringing materials. They are best suited for satin cord and 2mm rubber cord. They are too big for jewelry wire and will not work with suede. These end caps work differently from other crimp ends and this tutorial will show you how to add these components to your designs.

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Serpentine
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Serpentine

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For fresh and modern style, you need to add some Serpentine style to your looks! This simple necklace will wind and weave its way into your everyday looks. Pair it with creamy neutrals for a floaty look or try contrasting it with angular patterns. Whether your style is romantic or edgy, this necklace is the perfect finishing touch.

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Mykonos
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Mykonos

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Imagine yourself on the Mediterranean when you add these flashy earrings to your style. The teardrop-shaped crystals encompass the deep blue and light turquoise colors that are usually found in Grecian beaches. Wear these earrings with everyday looks to instantly transport your style to an exotic coast where white stucco walls are topped with blue domes baking in the high afternoon sun. It's the perfect way to add a touch of luxury to any look.

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Mrs. Cullen
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Mrs. Cullen

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Breathe life back into your style with deep red crystals guarded by vintage brass touches. Our tribute to the new Mrs. Cullen is sure to provide some fiercely vamped up fashion to your wardrobe.

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How to Use a Bead Tip
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How to Use a Bead Tip

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Bead tips are great for use with silk and other bead stringing threads. We DO NOT recommend you use them on bracelets. Bracelets get much harder wear than a necklace, and the loop end of the bead tips are quite flexible and could come undone more easily on a bracelet.

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Bubble Pearls
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Bubble Pearls

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Delicate elegance fills this charming necklace, the perfect accent for a bride's ensemble. The gold components are complemented by the hints of soft white, gold, cream and blue the pearls provide. This necklace can be customized with any letter pendant, so your jewelry can be beautiful and personalized on your special day.

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How to Use Glue-In Bead Caps and Bails
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How to Use Glue-In Bead Caps and Bails

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Glue-in bails and bead caps are the perfect way to finish a bead and turn it into a pendant.

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Options for Finishing Chain
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Options for Finishing Chain

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Some types of chain, like beading chain, features a tightly woven design. Sometimes you can't simply link to this chain with a jump ring. However, there are other beautiful ways to finish this chain. Take a look and start creating jewelry you love!

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Wish Upon a Star
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Wish Upon a Star

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If you're looking to create a professional-quality showcase for your Swarovski crystal pendants, look no further than pinch bails. These components can easily be attached to the stringing hole of your pendant and they provide a beautiful solution for completing your jewelry designs. We like to add them to finished necklaces for quick style. Take a look at our hints below for using them and then find the perfect pinch bails for your needs.

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How To Use A Magic Finding With An Omega Insert
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How To Use A Magic Finding With An Omega Insert

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The Magic Finding is a simple and fun way to create multi-strand jewelry designs without the need for countless crimp tubes. The Omega Insert makes jewelry designing with the Magic Finding even easier. You can attach chains, jump rings, clasps or other components to the Omega Insert in a design that uses the Magic Finding for a quick finish. The following steps will help attach a clasp to the Omega Insert to finish your piece. Follow Steps 1 through 7 in our initial tutorial on How to Use the Magic Finding to begin your design. You may create as many strands as you like, but remember to leave two opposing holes open for the Omega Insert to fit through.

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How to Use an End Cap or Crimp End
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How to Use an End Cap or Crimp End

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Crimp EndEnd caps and crimp ends are a great way to finish leather and other cord with a clean look and a loop for adding a clasp or linking to another element of the design.Tip: If you are having trouble with your glue, scratch the leather a bit on the end with a fingernail to remove the shiny exterior. When it is more porous, the glue holds better. Also remember to let the glue dry for at least 24 hours for a strong bond.

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