by Tamara Summers. (Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) Quite a few years ago, I came across a pair of quite heavy milky-coloured earrings in a consignment clothing store. As I picked them up I noticed a flash of red from inside of them. My first thought was that they were too heavy to be worn as earrings, which was probably why they were there. But they would make lovely, … [Read more...] about Need Help with Opalite Type
Supplies & Resources
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by Ally Ellis. (United States) I am just starting to venture into stamping and was wondering what brand of stamps would you recommend me purchasing? Ally Ellis Just Being Ally … [Read more...] about Best Brand of Metal Stamps
by Kimberly Cameron. (United States) My online search to find a manufacturer has proven to be futile. Everyone I contact only does diamonds, real gold, etc. Does anyone have recommendations for a fashion jewelry manufacturer? Kimberly Cameron … [Read more...] about Need Help Finding Fashion Jewelry Manufacturer
by Sandra. My name is Sandra. I love re-purposing old jewelry, polymer clay, and stringing beaded necklaces and bracelets. I don't have a business I just started doing it on my own. I kinda got bored with it but getting back at it again. I have bracelets and lots of things. How can I donate? Instead of it sitting here on jewelry holders. Sandra … [Read more...] about Need Ideas for Donating My Made Jewelry
by Nallery. I was wondering under what circumstances would it be okay to only use silver plated throughout a whole piece? Is it okay to do it? Or should sterling silver be the best option? I’ve made a lot of pieces I love using only silver plated material and I don’t know whether I should redo them using sterling silver or something equal to it. The majority of my … [Read more...] about Should I Swap Out Silver Plated for Sterling Silver?
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?
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?