1) When finishing the ends of a beaded necklace coil it loosely before adding the end findings. This helps avoid stringing too tightly which can chip the beads and spoil the flexibility of the piece.
2) I made extenders with toggle clasps at both ends. This allows necklaces made to hang at a certain level to fit over cowl necklines and sweaters with thick turtlenecks and still hang properly.
3) When using E-6000 glue, I use a tiny screwdriver from the dollar store to apply it. Also, I keep it upside down in a shallow cup of water. The glue is waterproof so it won’t hurt it and the top will never get hard and heal. Just keep a towel on the table for when you take it out.
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