2010 was a great year for discovering new findings and ways to use them. Here are some of my favorites and I will link to where I get them.
I really like using these in my jewelry. No matter how hard I try round jump rings always join up on the seam making for a weaker link. Sure there are times when I have to use the round ones but for the most part I use the ovals. Because of the oval shape when you connect them to each other, a clasp or a piece of chain the split is setting on the side rather than where the 2 pieces join. It is far less likely that you are going to have one of these come open than if you use round. Don't forget, you don't want to pull these apart, give them a twist just as you would the round ones.
Like most of my silver and gold supplies I get these at Artbeads
2. Non precious-metal leverbacks
On the rare occasion when I am not using sterling or gold I get my leverbacks from Accessories Susan. Not only does she have the best prices I have found, she also has free shipping and her items are all lead and nickel free. She has large and wonderful selection of Victorian era supplies as well as bead caps, filigree, and so much more. If you are not using sterling and/or gold this is your go to shop for beading supplies!
Time to get supper on! I'll be back tomorrow with more!
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