How do you make bead holes smaller?

What is a bead aligner?

With bead aligners, you can incorporate your favorite large-hole beads into any jewelry design. … One end of aligners features a small peg that is meant to go inside a larger bead’s hole to align that bead with the rest. Simply string one aligner on each side of your large-hole bead and design your idea.

What is a bead reamer?

A bead reamer is a pointed, round file that is used to either smooth the edges of the drill hole in a bead or to widen the hole itself. Its important to always smooth the rough edges on a bead as they will wear the cord or wire of your design.

What is the difference between Wildfire and Fireline?

Both threads are thin but incredibly strong, they are fray and stretch resistant, waterproof, easy to thread through a needle, and while Wildfire is available in more colors, Fireline is available in more thicknesses. If you are in the market for a strong beading thread, give Wildfire or Fireline a try!

What size cord do I need for seed beads?

0.25mm (0.10”) wire is extremely thin and good for stringing or weaving with seed beads, freshwater pearls and small semi-precious stones. 0.30mm (0.012”) and 0.33mm (0.013”) wire is very thin and good for crystals, seed beads and beads with smaller holes.

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What size beads fit on 2mm cord?

For designs using 0.5mm to 1mm cord, I recommend cloisonné beads 8mm or larger or large-hole sterling silver beads. For designs with 2mm leather cord, I use sterling silver tube, cylinder and drum beads, glass tile, pony, crow, wood and bone beads that have large holes.

How do I know what size bead cap to get?

A good rule of thumb is to use bead caps with a diameter at least 1mm less than your bead. (In other words, use a 5mm bead cap for a 6mm bead.)