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Monday, June 2, 2008

Jewelry Making Findings Can Make Or Break A Jewelry Project





Jewelry Making Findings Can Make Or Break A Jewelry Project
By Ann Marier

Jewelry making findings are the essential pieces which make the
bead and wire a piece of jewelry. Jewelry making findings are
simply the components of any piece of jewelry; the findings
consist of clasps, head pins, ear clutches, jump rings and any
other manufactured or hand made component. Separate headings of
‘Findings” are listed in all jewelry making supply catalogs or
websites. A craft or hobby store will have the header listed in
their jewelry supply area. Jewelry making findings is a major
revenue business all by itself.

Ear Wire

Ear wires are the jewelry making findings that are used to
connect a beautiful earring body to the wearer’s ear. Ear wires
are essential when making earrings; they are generally silver,
gold and copper. There is also silver and gold plated, as well
as, gold filled. The 22 gauge is the size which is most used in
ear wires.

The ear wires are inexpensive to manufacture and are sold in
bulk. Ear wires can also be made by hand, and this could be a
way to distinguish your work from a manufactured earring. There
are many books and websites which contain instructions for
different patterns of ear wires.

Zip Lock Bags

Small zip lock bags are also considered jewelry making
findings. Plastic zip lock bags or small fabric pouches are
items which must be considered when selling your jewelry or
keeping it safe. Oils and everyday pollution will harm your
jewelry making findings and, therefore, must be kept in
containers before and after they are made into jewelry.

Sizes of these bags depend upon your necklace, bracelet and
earring projects. But jewelry making findings must always
include small bags of some capacity.

Clasps

Toggle clasps, jump rings, lobster clasps, S clasps and
magnetic clasps are all examples of jewelry making findings.
These are all necessary components to make any necklace or
bracelet work. Your beads or crystals, wire or chains and clasps
is all that it takes to make a spectacular necklace or bracelet.
But your findings are absolutely essential in the making of
these necklaces and bracelets.

There are many more examples, but the ones that are listed
above are the essential pieces. When researching for jewelry
making findings, look for quality first. In jewelry making
findings you really do get more ‘bang for your buck’.

Spend a little more for your findings and your customers will
turn into repeat customers and you won’t turn into a jewelry
repair business. When all is said and done, jewelry making
findings can literally make or break your jewelry making
projects.

About the Author: Ann Mariera writes articles about family life
and health issues. Each set of articles contain useful
information and advice.Her latest set are about making jewelry
and how to get started http://www.jewelrymaking-supply.com Visit
http://www.ultimatehealthinfo.com for full list of health issues

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6 comments:

Waterrose said...

Your jewelry is lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog. When you use the FJ off road it doesn't really use a lot of fuel, but if you're using it as your daily car....it gets about 18 mpg.

Paul Sears Photography said...

very cool! I may be doing my first jewelry shoot here in the next couple of weeks, so I'm glad you've posted some pics to help me get some inspiration!

Christa said...

I really like your spiral or corkscrew earrings on your etsy mini.....very fun! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Smiles -

Christa
Chloe Rose

http://chloerosedesigns.blogspot.com

Snitterdog said...

Great info here! And I really like your designs too :)- I'm a fan of the
"tear drop" shaped earrings :)

PS: thanks for visiting my blog! :)

novelartsanddesigns said...

Gorgeous jewelry-great blog.

Are you in Austin-it looks like your profile says you are in Georgia; but I see a lot of Austin stuff in here.

I only ask because I live in Austin.

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Laurie
Novel Arts

Brooke Brimm Jewelry Design said...

No, I'm in Atlanta. What do you mean you see a lot of Austin stuff???? Do you mean the articles?