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)*
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/encyclobeadia/charts/GLUES?doccat=Knowledge%20Base&wt.rs=1&s.evps=GLUES

The right adhesive for the job (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/fc2d?term=kwtsart

Jewelry making wire (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/d71t?term=kwtsart

Know your Beading Wire (cable) (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/db0h?term=kwtsart

Crimp Tubes  (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/b466?term=kwtsart

The importance of Daylight Lamps  (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/bb7x?term=kwtsart

The meaning of metals  (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/8a18?term=kwtsart

Thread, cord, and wire information.   (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/720e?term=kwtsart

Beading Wire Comparison Chart (SoftFlex)
http://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Tips_Finish_WireChart.html

All about crimps    (SoftFlex)
https://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Tips_Finish_CrimpTubes.html

The Wire is Too Small: A Bead Hole Dilemma and How to Deal with It!  (SoftFlex)
http://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Article-ABeadHoleDilemma.html 

HSN – Gemstone Enhancement Chart
https://www.hsn.com/content/GemstoneEnhancementChart/319

Free Jewelry-making instructions (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/tutorials?navsrc=top_5_Tutorials

Tips & tricks (Softflex)
https://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=TipsandTricks.html

Buying a Strand of Gemstone Beads – What to look for & look out for.  (DakotaStones.com)
http://www.dakotastones.com/Buying-a-Strand-of-Gemstones_ep_50.html

Bead Shapes (DakotaStones.com)
http://www.dakotastones.com/ShopbyShape

Wrapped Loop Handy Tip Video – (ArtBeads.com)
http://www.artbeads.com/wrapped-loop-ht-video.html

Crimp Tube Handy Video – (ArtBeads.com)
http://www.artbeads.com/crimp-tube-ht-video.html

Organizations to Join!

The Bead Society
www.beadsocietyla.org

Culver City Rock & Mineral Club (CCRMC)
www.culvercityrocks.org

LA-Rocks Forum  (Join at this site)
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LA-Rocks/info

*FMG = Fire Mountain Gems

by Ken Rogers (the Answer Man)
Kenrogers4u@juno.com
www.kenrogers4u.com

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!