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looking for all natural stone and wire prefer brass or gold fill would like to avoid copper coated that may be subject to ware or metals that are subject to contact dermatitis or are too soft to work with without leaving serious marks. I have seen your wire and will order next payday. I make rosaries and jewelry to entertain myself. I have used Shipwreck beads that is very close but they do not carry the best metals in the form of wire and some of their stone is getting rare. Jade class AAA stone is either in short supply or very expensive. I would also like a supplier for chain. prefer welded links and do not want anything other than by the foot balk deals. I chop it up anyway. I am always looking for instruction to make my work better.. At this point I am past being a beginner but there is always room to learn. (I am a retired economist that has nothing but time.) what would you suggest?
02 May 2016

Try Rio Grande Jewelry Supply

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

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How can i make more money at shows selling rings?
25 Apr 2016

1st. Have a good ring display that's important

2nd Sell more if you make more

3rd. Make up bundles for your pharaoh rings. Just make the flat bundles the 8 wire ones. Then when you have to make a ring at the show you just need to put the stone in. Same for the prong rings just make up the prongs and the flat wires.

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

Is it more advantageous to make you're own chain maille rings or buy ready made?
18 Apr 2016

Chain maille requires certain cutters, winders and such. It also is very time consuming. And on the other hand pre-cut chain maille is getting much cheaper. So you have to weigh the time against the expense.

Here is a good company for chain maill.

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor sells GemTite, which are similar. You might want to check out their website. They still carry them.
11 Apr 2016

Thanks! This is in reference to the snap tite request

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor


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