Jewelry and Beading Must-Haves - dummies

By Heather Dismore, Tammy Powley

Part of Jewelry and Beading Designs For Dummies

It can be difficult to know what you really need when it comes to jewelry and beading design, especially if you’re standing in front of racks of supplies. Don’t fret, use this list for items you should have handy so you can create jewelry at a moment’s notice:

  • Assorted clasps (toggle clasps, spring ring clasp)

  • 2-x2mm tube-shaped sterling crimp beads

  • Sterling and gold-filled bead tips

  • Ear wires (leverback and shepherd hook styles)

  • Head pins

  • Assorted sizes of jump rings (5mm to 7mm in gold-filled and sterling)