Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

tuesdaytipsandtricks-520x210Crystal pearls and glass pearls are made by applying a lustrous pearlescent coating to a round bead. Because of how this coating is applied, there will always be one hole in your pearl that’s easier to string through than the other. If you’re having trouble stringing your glass or crystal pearls, use today’s trick and flip the bead around to try the other end of the hole!T&T 1editedT&T 2 (editedIf you still can’t string that pearl bead, grab a wire scrap or beading awl and open the hole by pushing any excess coating inside. Don’t be tempted to pull or scrape it away – you could take off a much larger section than you want, peeling the coating away to expose the core underneath!T&T 3 edited

Happy Tuesday! – Gretchen




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