by Judith. I have bought an expensive Lindstrom round nose pliers and I am not satisfied with those. They seem fairly strong but the round nose appears to have a crescent dip in it which I hate. I also have a couple of pair of very cheap ones and seem to gravitate to those. Is Wubbers the only round nose that is strong enough to handle 14 guage wire and keep a nice … [Read more...] about Wubbers and Large Gauge Wires?
Supplies & Resources
This is where the JMJ community can ask about sourcing supplies and discuss jewelry making tools, products and additional resources. Please keep all brand discussions honest, and professional. No brand bashing. No promoting your own product or affiliated products.
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by Ron. Looking to purchase a jewelry case on wheels with drawers inside. Only place I found was in China and you have to buy large quantities of them. We go to jewelry shows, so we need a case so when making items we can just pull out drawers. Ron … [Read more...] about Searching for a Jewelry Case on Wheels
by Autumn Boutcher. (United States) How do you find suppliers for those rare components? Word of mouth, internet search, phone book...some combination therein? I have a customer asking about some hard-to-find beads, and it's making me consider how I approach searching or suppliers. Normally I do ad somewhat intensive internet search. But these beads, along with … [Read more...] about Finding Suppliers of Rare Components
by Karen Russo. I don’t have a website, but have just started making paper beads and would like some idea as to the best wearing, without tarnishing, findings, jump rings, and small silver and gold beads to use between larger paper beads. Obviously I don’t want to spend a lot of money since the beads I’m making are of paper, but I’ve tried some that within a day or two … [Read more...] about I Need Good Findings For My Paper Beads
by Sheila. (Atlanta, Georgia USA) I've seen crystals from chandeliers used to make beautiful pendants, but I can't find a local store that carries them. One comment online suggested Home Depot, but they didn't carry them. If you've made any, I would like to see a photo of your creation. I would like to know where to buy the crystals, too. Thanks so much for sharing … [Read more...] about Chandelier Crystals: Where Oh Where Can I Buy Them?
by Rebecca Compton. I recently participated in my first craft fair, and after looking for the best jewelry display ideas. . . I created my own from items I already had around, with some help from Home Depot and AC Moore. Here's how I created my own do-it-yourself jewelry displays - including lots of photos! Most of my "inspiration" was born from the fact that I … [Read more...] about Do It Yourself Jewelry Displays: Photos and Instructions
by Noelle. (Broomfield, Colorado USA) I live in CO where it is CRAZY windy and really hot in the summer. I want to do some craft shows outside this year and would like some info on 10x10 canopies that have zippered wall sides and are white. What brands do you like and why? Thanks, Noelle Comments: Easy Up knockoff by: Anonymous I purchased a cheap canopy … [Read more...] about Looking For the Best Brand of Canopy for a Craft Show?
by Janine. (M.A.) It's me again! I asked you guys out there with help on making my jewelry stronger from my last post about breakage after a successful jewelry party. I thank you so much for your help. I have taken the tips and applied them to my new jewelry. It's a great lesson to learn and it will make my jewelry line better. I had a potential wedding order (5 … [Read more...] about When Jewelry Components Break – Advice Please?
by Rups. (San Francisco, California USA) Hello, I am novice and making jewelry for the first time. Which tools (brands) I should buy? I ordered online: Round nose plier, Chan nose fine plier, Wire flux cutter (which I found later that it cut up to 18 gauges, it doesn't support if the number goes down). Can you please help me which wire cutter, flat nose plier … [Read more...] about Which Tools Brands Should I Buy to Start Making Jewelry?
by Terrèy Bordain. (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) Is there a place where I can buy leather for bracelet making, for bracelets like leather wrap bracelets or leather cuff bracelet. Things like that. A response would be greatly appreciated ! :) Terrèy Bordain GoldFrost Jewelry at Etsy GoldFrost Blog … [Read more...] about Where Do You Find Leather for Jewelry Making?
by Michelle Schiller. (Thornton, Colorado, USA) We are finally starting to get serious about attending craft fairs. We recently moved to Colorado and now is a good time to really get it into gear. I have been surfing the net looking for shows but it is becoming rather tedious and I keep missing the application deadlines. I have seen various craft show guide … [Read more...] about Craft Fair Guide: Can You Recommend a Good One?
by Regina. (Vermont, USA) I have been wondering how to get supplies wholesale. Most research I have done showed that you need a tax ID number. How easy is it to find wholesale suppliers once you have a Tax ID number? Regina … [Read more...] about How Do I Get Jewelry Supplies Wholesale?