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299 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? ...

243 views, 0 by Jamesj

Soldering practice metal help

Hi all, I’ve done some limited beading in the past but I’ve always like the idea of doing some “smithing” but I’m skint so didn’t want to waste any money on silver or gold if It wasn’t for me. So when I saw some brass rods on Amazon I thought I’d...

326 views, 0 by milkandhoney13

Looking for free swinging pearl necklace pendant

I know my explanation is likely not correct, but I’ve been trying to locate a diy style pendant that I can add in resin spheres to. I wanted something that surrounds the pearl/bead, but the pearl to be free from the bail or rest of the pendant...

127 views, 0 by mrskitson

mrskitson

New Member

Hi ya’ll! Yep, I’m from the South, Arkansas to be exact! I am honored to be able to join this group. You guys work wonders with so many ideas. I hope to be as good as you guys with more practice. I’ve tried Kumihimo, but gave up for a while...

122 views, 0 by Tidbits

HELLO from Thailand

Hi my name in ann. I am living in a very humble country, Thailand. Since i was born, I have been with jewelry. I am not a good designer though, but much of the appreciation type. This year in February, i decided to open a store in etsy selling...

323 views, 0 by Marta

Marta

Just thinking outloud

I have been so cluttered in my craft room that I was starting to feel overwhelmed; Knitting and craft projects on one table, my beads all over on another. I got to cleaning and straightening and that led me (with my attention span) to start...

142 views, 0 by Barbie

Barbie

So excited to be joining the gang

So I work in NYC in the garment district. I can tell you, you cannot go a block without several bead shops. They are as amazing as you can imagine. The prices are pretty good, and when they have mega sales it is for a whole month. I run errands...

553 views, 0 by Terrie

Terrie

Beading Retreat, anyone?

I am an avid birdwatcher. Many years ago, several of us who belong to a birding forum, got together for a birding retreat during spring migration, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and the whole South Texas & Texas / Mexican border vicinity. It was a...

912 views, 0 by Terrie

Terrie

My soapbox...

Ok, I need to vent a little bit here. I’ve held my tongue as long as I can on this. I’ve run across it so many times on this site, and on many others. I see, time and time again, when people post photos of jewelry they’ve made, and don’t give...

193 views, 0 by Dianne

Dianne

New to you 😉

Hi, my name is Dianne, I am a Scot now living and working in Wolverhampton. I am a nurse (part time) and for the rest of my time I design and make jewellery with seed beads using ‘off loom’ bead weaving techniques, I also really love Crystals...

446 views, 0 by shawn

shawn

some info about me

Hi all my name is Shawn. .a 57 year guy who became interested in jewelry making as an extension of my interest in gemstone collecting. I have yet to incorporate my gemstones into my jewelry, but I did develope an extensive bead collection...

145 views, 0 by Susan Dailey McWaters

Susan Dailey McWaters

New to site

Hi I am new to site I adore bead weaving thanks for the add hope to learn a lot and make new friends

146 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...

121 views, 0 by Shaunnalee

Hi there, newbie here!

Hi, I just came across this site when I was on my facebook page. Clicked on it and I immediately thought that I needed to join. I’ve been a jewelry for about 15 years now. Started out as a hobby by taking a classes at the local bead store. After...

262 views, 0 by Becca Ross

Becca Ross

I thought I would love lindstroms

So, lured by the big name, I unknowingly bought an inferior make of lindstrom. Apparently they have a line out for those people who want to have the name but don’t want to pay the price of the Rx series.. you know the one with the molded grip,...

256 views, 0 by Janine

Janine

Would this make designing easier for you?

Hi Everyone! I’m thinking of starting some kind of website around made-to-order bead jewelry or a digital bead jewelry design tool, and I’m wondering if it’s even a valid idea. Long story short is that I’m a combat veteran that developed some...

95 views, 0 by ginnybob

ginny_bob:-)

Howdee kool kats and kitties, my name is Ginny Bobbs. all call me ginnybob. Im crippled from Lyme disease. I used to bead crochet etc. I trying to relearn. Forgot had one too many concussions. Trying to find on YouTube pattern for ladder peyote...

122 views, 0 by magpiemama

Greetings from the newbie!

Hi all! I’m new to the group. I’ve always been a bit of a magpie, so I guess jewelry-making was inevitably going to be my outlet. I like everything, so I’m always up to try something new. I’m partial to wire, but also enjoy bead stringing...

413 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...