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368 views, 0 by JaneD

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? ...

430 views, 0 by littlemissnaughty


cuff earing/findings

Hi, can anyone help me. I would like to make myself a cuff earing.would appreciate any help. Happy crafting x

324 views, 0 by Skyebay

Question regarding pendant findings and crystals

So I’m new to jewelry crafting, and was inspired to get into the craft by those Quartz Crystal pendants I see often, my question is two-part. The little ‘cap’ that goes over the top, what exactly is it called? I am aware you can fasten a crystal...

363 views, 0 by Terrie


Decorative end caps, bead caps,

I just made a small investment in several types of lucite flower beads. I’m now in search of Pretty end caps and decorative bead caps to turn them into pretty flower jewelry! I’ve seen several of you use those, and I’m wondering where you find...

207 views, 0 by Brandswife Creations

Brandswife Creations

What got you started crafting/jelwellery making.

What was it that got you started crafting and/or making jewellery? I have always been creative for as long as I can remember. I think the first thing I remember was getting a play baking set for my fourth birthday. It had a working mixer with...

155 views, 0 by Wandering Rock Designs

Wandering Rock Designs

Looking for a supplier for Gold

Hi All, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good supplier for gold, wire and findings/settings. I already purchase silver from Rio Grande, but I recall someone telling me that they bought their gold as well as solder somewhere else. At...

556 views, 0 by Cindy A.

Cindy A.

HELP! Finding Alexandrite

I have a bald spot from tearing my hair out trying to find drilled alexandrite beads, so I am putting this out here hoping someone may be able to help me. I have several tiny, tiny grey-green natural alexandrite beads I’ve managed to get in...

209 views, 0 by Mokomon


Hi everyone!

My name is Sharon and I live in NH with my husband of almost 40 yrs, a Shar-Pei named Haley, and 2 cats, Morris & Pikachu! I’ve been beading for over a year now and LOVE it, I have many chronic health issues and cannot work so beading is my...

217 views, 0 by Castle


Designs by Rikki

Hello, My name is Rikki Andrews; I own and operate Designs by Rikki. I’m a cancer “overcomer” and what began as something to do while confined to a bed [and house], quickly became a passion. I love being creative, and have become quite...

424 views, 0 by Edward Bristol

Edward Bristol

For us it always begins with a stone

In our little niche of untreated gems, almost all jewelry projects start with the stone in hand. My customers decide on the stone first, and then ask ‘How shall we set it?’. That itself is probably not common, is it? I imagine for most members...

199 views, 0 by Cindy Weingate

Cindy Weingate

Getting Started

I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I have been wanting to connect with others who love being creative with jewelry and are in the process of learning new techniques to develop and refine your skills. There are some techniques that I have...

352 views, 0 by Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane

Web Page

Hi everyone I have just had a request on my Facebook page Celtic Creations about a web page at present I don’t have a web page but I am wanting to start one soon. But I am finding it hard in understanding how to make one as I am not very...

339 views, 0 by PepperWinfrey

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.

175 views, 0 by Brandswife Creations

Brandswife Creations


Would it be possible to add/create tags as you are adding a creation. I am finding that there is not always a tags that fits my work, and I don’t seem to be able to create any. If there is a way to do it please let me know.

213 views, 0 by Kim


Quickbooks and your business

I am preparing to sell my jewelry and I am trying to decide how I will handle everything in Quickbooks. I’ve used Quickbooks for 20 years in my computer business, but jewelry is a bit different. In my computer business, I purchase hardware (hard...

473 views, 0 by Debbie Pribele

Debbie Pribele

Basics: Customer Preferences

What are customers looking for? Cindy caught my attention (on the creation posted below) when she wrote: “The last show I was at there was a lot of interest in this sort of jewelry. So I like to keep my customers happy!” Also, recently, I was...

167 views, 1 by LazyKris

Trying to adjust an old charm bracelet

So I’m a complete greenhorn at all of this, only having adjusted some pieces on a lace bracelet with a pair of pliers picked up from Michael’s. I have an old ocean-themed bracelet that was given to me by my mom, who in turn received it from a...

209 views, 0 by 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...

38 views, 0 by charmer

Adding loop to a charm

I’m having a hard time finding small charms with loops for an idea I am working on. Is it possible to add a loop to a charm? For example…floating charms don’t have little loops . Is this possible? Has anyone ever done this?? Thank you in advance!!

65 views, 0 by Mike VanDuzer

Mike VanDuzer

Black plastic or onyx

Could someone please link me to a finding website that would carry these black pieces. I believe they are plastic but I’d take onyx. ASAP. Replacing 2 rhomboid pieces. Dimensions: 7.5mmx1.5mmx1mm Thank you in advance.