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How to fix a too-small bead hole

This hand tool comes with a selection of tapered, diamond-coated tips to accommodate different-size bead holes. They work well for enlarging and smoothing the holes in gemstone, shell, pearl, and glass beads. To use one, hold your bead in one hand and the reamer in the other hand. Working under water (a pan full of water or under the tap works), use the pointed tip to sand through the bead hole, first from one side of the bead, then from the other, using a twisting motion. Note: Water is very important to the success of bead reaming: it prevents the tool from overheating and causing glass beads to break apart.

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TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR OWN BEADED HAT PINS
Tips, tricks and tools for making hat pins fun and easy!

WIRE GAUGE CHARTS
Kitco Jewellers gauge-inch-mm Charts

Some things you might need when beading heavy gauge steel pins:
Bead Reamer Tool

Chain Nose Pliers and Crimping Pliers

What size beads can I use?
We recommend using metal bead sizes from 5mm up to 12mm, Czech glass beads size 6mm up to 14mm, Lampwork and porcelain beads with larger holes. CZ glass pearls and natural cultured pearls will not fit on these pins.