How do you crimp end clasps?
For end caps, squeeze gently but firmly and hold for a minute. For crimp ends, slowly squeeze with your chain nose pliers so the metal crimps down on the stringing material. Be very careful not to squeeze too hard too fast. For best results use Nylon Jaw pliers to prevent marring the metal.
How do you keep edges from fraying?
- Widen Seams. Cut sheer fabrics with a wider seam allowance.
- Sew French Seams. Create a French seam with a wider seam allowance.
- Use Interfacing. Using iron-on fusible interfacing on the edges works very well to stop fraying.
- Pinking Shears.
- Zig-Zag Stitch.
- Use a Serger.
- Bias Tape Bound Edges.
How do you keep satin ribbon from fraying after you cut it?
Use a clear nail polish What is this? Go ahead and figure out how long you want your ribbon to be and then cut it at a 45° angle or cut it in an inverted v-shape to discourage fraying. Apply a thin coating of clear nail polish. (Be sure to wipe the excess from the brush so you’re not applying too much.)
What do you use to attach ribbon to a bracelet?
The cords will not fray or pull apart. After the adhesive in the ribbon clamps has cured, use pliers to attach a clasp to your clamp ends with jump rings. If your bracelet is too short, add a length of jewelry chain between one clamp end and clasp part to extend it.
How do you attach a clasp to a selvage bracelet?
After the adhesive in the ribbon clamps has cured, use pliers to attach a clasp to your clamp ends with jump rings. If your bracelet is too short, add a length of jewelry chain between one clamp end and clasp part to extend it. You can also add a charm or dangle to the chain to make the bracelet easier to clasp.
What’s the best way to cover selvage beads?
Slide the ribbon clamp into place on the selvage end. Be sure all selvage is properly covered and the beads are outside the ribbon clamp, especially when you are working with smaller beads that could be broken when the ribbon clamp closes.
How do you finish a beadwork on a loom?
Thread the needle onto the long thread tail at the other end of the beadwork, and weave a matching selvage there. While your beadwork is still on the loom, cover the top surface of each selvage with a coat of E6000 or coating resin.