Beautiful Handmade Findings for Sale on Etsy!

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susanstars Susan Beal, contributor
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A gorgeous handmade clasp from OriginalBeadwork.
The spiral design on these earring wires from OriginalBeadwork is so cool!
A gorgeous handmade clasp from OriginalBeadwork.

A gorgeous handmade clasp from OriginalBeadwork.

Photo: Courtesy of OriginalBeadwork.etsy.com

I was browsing Etsy this afternoon and saw some gorgeous handmade findings from Kira Nelson, aka OriginalBeadwork -- I especially liked this striking sterling silver S-clasp accented with a single bead wired into the center. Such a pretty design! And her spiraled earring wires are amazing too.

She makes her findings in all different metals and styles and does custom work and wholesale orders as well.

Browse "handmade clasp" or "handmade earring wire" within the Supplies category for hundreds more pieces to choose from. Do you have any favorite suppliers on Etsy to recommend? I'd love to add more to my favorites!

posted in: etsy, handmade, findings, clasp, earring wires

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RelicaJewelry writes: Hey, Susan and artisan sisters,

Beautiful work by Kira - and with substantial 24 or 22 gauge wire, too! FYI: There are also some shops at Etsy that sell small jigs for making earwires. Inexpensive ones! Yay. One seller (glittergirl, I think) offers a free printable tutorial with the device that she sells. Don't be afraid to try making your own. Believe in yourself and go. (Practice with cheap hardware store copper wire first.)

I also keep an Etsy supplies and jewelry shop (RelicaJewelry is seller name). I once collected vintage findings -- the really old ones, not the copies -- like a bowery bird on crack, and I've just started to DeStaSh them there, so I invite everyone to stop by to chat and browse. Questions welcome.

Jane RelicaJewelry.Etsy.com
Best of luck to everyone with their projects!
You, too, safari girl. I'm checking out your items!!!
Posted: 11:46 am on March 30th
safarisister writes: Hola Susan from SafariSister in Mexico City.

I agree, Kira's work is very very nice! There's a couple of other artisans that are concentrating on handmade findings at etsy as well...just search "handmade findings".

I've also been on etsy over about a year now and am concentrating on handmade findings and am showing the love through Feb 14 by offering matching endpins with every pair of handmade Safarisister earwires (sorry for the shameless plug :o)

I offer all my findings in:

14KT Yellow Gold Fill
14KT Yellow Red Fill
14KT Yellow White Fill
Sterling Silver
Fine Silver
Copper
Brass

Most designs are available in square or round wires and can be oxidized at no additional fee.

I'm also working on "Metal Minute" videos to share my metal and digital art skills with other crafts folks -- stay tuned!

http://safarisister.etsy.com [Handmade Findings]
http://www.safarisister.com [Jewelry - coming]
http://www.jackypowell.com [Digital Portfolio - coming]
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jackypowell [Digital Resume]
http://flickr.com/photos/safarisister/ [Life in Mexico]

Have a GREAT day everyone and dream the BIG dream :>

Muchas gracias and hasta pronto!!!

Jacky



Posted: 12:42 pm on January 25th
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