Bead Library: Beading Tools

Pliers and Cutters Part 1 by Beverly Fernandes
A good quality set of pliers will last a lifetime. If they are comfortable they can become unconscious extensions of your hands and a very important investment in your creative endeavors. ... read this article
Pliers and Cutters Part 2 by Beverly Fernandes
In Part 2 of Pliers and Cutters we explore the difference between cutters and pliers as well as the Brown and Sharpe gauge for wire thickness. ... read this article

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In Harlequin's bead library you will find information on the history of beads, how beads are made and how beads have been used throughout the world.

Many articles include a bibliography to provide you with additional resources. Many of the beading books referenced are available at your local library.

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Harlequin Beads and Jewelry specializes in Swarovski crystal, pendants and pearls, Czech glass and seed, Japanese seed and gemstone beads, plus a full selection of stringing supplies and jewelry findings.