Nickel and Lead in Jewellery Findings

Forum: Jewelry Making Materials

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?

Really appreciate any guidance on this.

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Cheryl Lojewski ...

Jane, I don’t know the acceptable levels, but have you tried Fire Mountain or Beadaholique for findings? Tierracast findings are manufactured in CA, so I’m guessing they will be well within the limits. I guess the question is do they have the item you are needing. Good luck with your search. :O)

Cindy A. ...

Hi Jane, have you tried searching Etsy? I am a metal sensitive type, and I was able to find post earrings at Michael’s that don’t irritate my ears. I noticed, at least here in NE, that they’re selling a lot more of those findings, not just earring posts. There are a lot of Tierracast spacers on Etsy as well. One shop I’ve been buying them from is LegendaryBeads. Hope that helps!

JaneD ...

Thanks Cindy and Cheryl. I have checked Fire Mountain, but not Beadaholique. I will check this one to. I will also have a good search on Etsy.

Thank you both.

Anna B ...

Hey Jane please checkout Goldia too .

Sharon ...

Hi, Jane. There are lots of online stores have you checked all of the those. Once you should check Timeless Pearl this is a very good pearl jewelry store. Hope you will get your jewelry.