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)

Welcome to the New Year!

Our Bead Society is one of those organizations that have a fiscal year that starts in July. We also tend not to meet in the summer, so September is our first meeting for the New Year (2016-2017).

On September 7th, Wednesday we will host a Problem Solving workshop at the Veterans Memorial Building in the Rotunda Room. Attendees are asked to bring in projects in progress that pose problems that are in need of creative solutions! For those seeking feedback and advice this will be the workshop for you. We will all help each other in arriving at an emotionally and aesthetically pleasing finished piece. Continue reading Welcome to the New Year!