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
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 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?
by Michelle Byers. (United States) What are some of the best website to purchase the gemstones used in making your jewelry? I am really having trouble finding quality gemstones at a reasonable price since my favorite has closed. Somebody please come to my rescue with some great sites. Michelle Byers … [Read more...] about Share Your Favorite Gemstone Sources
by Drake. (Akron, Ohio, USA) I'm looking to switch from the wood and cardboard display trays to the more stackable plastic variety. but I'm having a problem finding the same size trays. I'm looking for the standard 14 3/4 by 8 1/4 trays, but I can only find the plastic ones in a 1" and 1.5" depth. I need some in a 2" and 3" depth, and can't seem to find any. I was … [Read more...] about Plastic Jewelry Display Trays: Do You Know a Good Source?
by Tony Kadysewski. Retail necklace displays can be great inspiration for ways to showcase your handmade necklace inventory. In Nine Necklace Fixturings Compared, Tony Kadysewski reviews a variety of display solutions he's found in stores, comparing card type, fixture type, and necklace presentation spread. His post covers the four necklace fixtures shown … [Read more...] about Necklace Display Fixtures