Resource Links from the Answer Man!

Thanks to Ken Rogers for letting us reproduce his list of Links.

At the recent Bead Society Bead Bazaar, Ken Rogers of the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club hosted a demo table and answered questions from attendees. The booth was very popular. Ken has shared his Resource Links with us. 

Resource Links

Glues Chart (FMG)*

The right adhesive for the job (FMG)

Jewelry making wire (FMG)

Know your Beading Wire (cable) (FMG)

Crimp Tubes  (FMG)

The importance of Daylight Lamps  (FMG)

The meaning of metals  (FMG)

Thread, cord, and wire information.   (FMG)

Beading Wire Comparison Chart (SoftFlex)

All about crimps    (SoftFlex)

The Wire is Too Small: A Bead Hole Dilemma and How to Deal with It!  (SoftFlex) 

HSN – Gemstone Enhancement Chart

Free Jewelry-making instructions (FMG)

Tips & tricks (Softflex)

Buying a Strand of Gemstone Beads – What to look for & look out for.  (

Bead Shapes (

Wrapped Loop Handy Tip Video – (

Crimp Tube Handy Video – (

Organizations to Join!

The Bead Society

Culver City Rock & Mineral Club (CCRMC)

LA-Rocks Forum  (Join at this site)

*FMG = Fire Mountain Gems

by Ken Rogers (the Answer Man)


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