Jewelry Making Materials Forum Forum

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Material for making rubber bracelets?

Hey, I’m currently I am trying to figure out the best method for making rubber bracelets. I want to make some stuff with stretch cord or elastic. but want to know is there one out there that is super strong? Also not really thick.

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Is custom silicone bracelets good to wear?

I want to purchase some silicone bracelets. but I wanted to know whether they are good quality and comfortable to wear?

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Castaldo VLT rubber

Hi I am trying VLT for the first time. I am having a hard time getting the rubber out of the mold frame. It sticks to the aluminium plate I have to use a screwdriver to get it off of the plate thus creating tear marks on the mold surface. Have...

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Strong material for Anklets

Hi, I am trying to find the strongest material to make beaded/knotted anklets. I have used 1mm waxed cotton cord but I have had it break. I have also used waxed polyester cord, but the adjustable knot slips. I would appreciate any advice...

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Edward Bristol

Warning of wire-fraud at jewelsapphire.com in Colombo

Warning: Possible bankruptcy of jewelsapphire.com / Mr. Wadood A business-partner & -friend has lost a significant sum in a gem-deal with Mr Wadood of jewelsapphire.com and came to me for help. I’ve verified my friend’s claim in detail and...

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La Boutique Dacula

Bohemian Jewelry Materials

I am currently based on New York, I was wondering where I could find stores for my crafts.. I am new here.. Any suggestions would be helpful

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SHAMBALLA CORDS

Hi guys, I have been looking high and low for a high quality nylon cord for shamballa-styled bracelet but so far I have been met with nothing but dissapointment. I really want it to be as sturdy as possible (beads unmovable). I tried the Griffin...

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gemstone enclosed in jewelry piece

the jewelry piece that I am creating won’t have an open back for light to bring out the sparkle of the gemstone. It will be lie against a blank wall of sterling silver completely encased in the jewelry piece except for the front of the gemstone...

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Emery mohs ?

Hello, I am wondering if there is any difference between the different grades of wet/dry paper ? I have some 400 Emery paper, 600 Emery paper, they both do exactly what I require, but I am just curious about the differences if there are any....

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Need help !

Hello everyone really need help to locate a bit for my future project . I’m looking for a pin like this just with no balls or any other bits et the end of the bars.. it needs to be around 1/1.5mm thick . All the wires and other options searched ....

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Restoring Black Highlights on Engraved Gold Signet Ring

I have a signet style class ring in white gold. As the picture below illustrates, the black is gone from much of the engraving. Is Gilders Paste the proper thing to use to restore the black or is there something better?

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Help me find this pendant please!

I saw this necklace at Target and wanted to recreate. I cannot think of the right words to search for this type of pedant and cannot find anything like just looking at jewelry making supply websites. Any help in locating this kind of pendant is...

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Hematite Ear Wire

Hello all! I’m new to the forum. I’d like to make some earrings with hematite ear wire, but all I can find is pre-looped and low quantity. Does anyone know of a wholesale supplier of regular leg, unlooped hematite finish ear wire? Any help would...

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Clay Guy

Local licorice leather

Hello everyone! I live in Laguna Beach/Orange County, California. I’m getting ready to start production on a line of Regalez-type bracelets using the 6×10 mm. licorice leather. Does anyone know if there is a wholesale (or even retail) outlet in...

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Diane

Wire gauges?

Hi – I’m fairly new to wire working. I enjoy working with thicker gauges. I’m finding that the copper wire I’ve been buying [from Amazon] is often times a smaller gauge than what I’ve ordered. For instance: I ordered 16 gauge copper wire and it...

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How to put beads on these pre-bent earring wires

Hello, I bought these earring wire that are already bent, thinking it would be easy to make some quick beaded earrings. However, I can’t figure out how you get beads on the wire! The wire is pretty thick and not really bendable, so the “bend”...

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hello to all jewelers/friends

Hi, i am new here,but for jewelry, little old, almost 10 years.Thanks for sharing ideas/thoughts… Regards/Joseph

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LKat75

Removing tarnish from MULTIPLE items

Please help! Over the winter some moisture must have got into my storage containers and all my charms are a bit tarnished. There are about a thousand of them and I will die if I have to clean and polish each one separately!!! The charms are...

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Nickel and Lead in Jewellery Findings

Hi all I am trying to buy some jewellery findings (cord ends in particular) online and am having trouble finding any that are nickel and lead-free. Does anyone know what the acceptable level of nickel and/or lead is in jewellery findings? ...

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Best place for online beads

What are some websites for the best priced beads? I’m new to jewelry making and don’t want to spend a ton on beads, but an finding this hobby is quickly adding up! I’m specifically interested in wooden beads and colorful beads.