Hi ... I'm looking for some quality perforated screen findings for rings, but having no luck so far. I have seen lots of brooches, some clip-on earring findings ... but not one for rings. I know I can sew/wire a screen onto a ring, but I wanted an easier way :-) Any ideas? Thanks
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Ruth, all the screens I've ever seen are separate and you just buy the backs and attach them. So I am of no help whatsoever. I'd suggest Fire Mountain, but theirs are all separate I believe. I bought a package of them once and I think it is a lifetime supply....LOL. Donna
I use window screen (it don't rust) I cut it to the size I want to embellish. Once embellished, I glue "pellon" usually used for blazer jackets. once dry I color to desired color. then glue to the ring base.
I don't have any pictures.
In the 1960's there were not as many options as there are now.
Do you mean like these?
Yes, like those, but with a solid backing attached to a ring. Like the ones for both clipon and post earrings. Maybe there isnt such a thing?y
I have not found a ring finding with a separate perforated screen. INSTEAD what I see are ring findings with a perforated screen that is already attached to an adjustable ring. Go to google IMAGES, type in "Ring findings," and look through the images until you find a picture with a ring with an attached plate with holes. For example, I saw some at a place called Foxy Beads.
I have a French beading book by Marie le Sueur called Bagues en cristal (translated that means Crystal Rings). She works her rings in several different ways:
1) Makes a crystal motif and glues them to a ring finding that has a flat plate.
2) Embroiders the crystals to a ring finding where the perforated screen is already soldered on the ring (what I was describing above).
3) Embroiders on a separate screen and glues it to a ring (what you were talking about -- so they must exist SOMEWHERE!).
4) Bends a piece of filigree into a ring and embroiders directly onto the filigree (that sounds like a creative idea to me)
5) Embroiders on a separate screen and attaches it to a ring that has prongs on it to hold the screen.
6) Covers a button and glues the button to a ring.
7) Attaches her work to a peyote band.
Hope that helps, ScottishSue
I bought these years ago in Singapore. I only found out recently that they have backings that attach to them... Since I now find I cannot buy the backings separately in bulk like I did for the front part, I use a shanked button instead. I make the item with the front part then glue with e6000 onto the button. That way I can add it to my bracelets whilst it is still on the loom.
I don't even know what the exact name is, I call them metal sink hole thingies.
Ring type? Well at least we've got the name of it right, then you can start searching. :)