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LYILHA wrote
on Apr 23, 2010 4:17 PM

Hey guys...I am working on an "order" for my best friend's wedding.  I am looking for a strand of Ivory potato pearls.  I need a minimum of 35 pearls.  I also am looking for some really dainty chain but I need to keep the "cost" down so if I can get my hands on some bright silver colored but not SS that would be great.  I need quite a bit of chain cause I am making 7 necklaces.  I also am looking for 7 large bright silver colored jumprings - I need them to be approximately 1cm in diameter, maybe a little larger.  Help?

I have a beginner beading book, a couple mags, and of course beads...esp. seeds.  PLEASE PLEASE help!!!!

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LoisB@23 wrote
on Apr 23, 2010 4:43 PM

Kelly-- I found a great very fine delicate chain in SP from RingsandTHings, I think the spool was.... about $10... let me see if I can find the exact item I bought  here it is! it's fine enough you can actually string beads wtih larg-ER holes right onto the chain... like swarovski 8mm beads for example. It IS so fine that you might want to finish the ends with crimp-loops and a bit of glue. I just recently bought mine and haven't had time to play with it, but it's really pretty! I have a 10 meter spool, so if you don't want to buy the whole spool from them, I could probably trade you some.

As for the large jumprings, I have those too, both in thin and thick guage wire. Send me an email if you want me to trade with you!


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LinaG2 wrote
on Apr 23, 2010 4:56 PM

Hi Kelly, I have thin cable chain, but it is SS but I don't think it will be enough for your needs...believe it or not, I got it AB for a couple dollars a foot...there is alot to say for when we order by quantity.  I have a strand of 6mm white potato cultured pearl freshwater I am sure and there are 50+ of them.  You can have them if you want...there were free when I placed an order through FMG a while ago and still in its package.  They say white, but they more lik off whte or ivory.  the biggest jumprings I have is 5mm and I have some silverplated if you want.  Sorry, I really don't know the mertric system...lmao!!!!  Let me know if you want these.  Here is a picture.  Email me know if you want them.

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Sheila H wrote
on Apr 23, 2010 5:24 PM

I may have some chain that will work. I sent you an e-mail. Just let me know.

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JSmaz wrote
on Apr 24, 2010 2:48 AM

I've got scads of off-white potato pearls but I wouldn't exactly call them ivory, just natural-looking.  They're in the 6-7mm range.  If you need some just let me know.


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MysticP wrote
on Apr 24, 2010 4:59 AM

I have some german silver wire and a mandrel, I'd be more than happy to whip you up some jump rings .... 1cm in diameter? I think my mandrel only goes up to 9mm, but that would be the interior diameter. Will that do?

Also, if you'd like more than 7 ... i can make 21 and you can loop 3 of them together to make like a knot ... the effect looks something like this ... except this is sterling silver wire, with one of the jump rings made of twisted wire:

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LinaG2 wrote
on Apr 24, 2010 10:44 AM

Kelly, I also have some 4-5mm ones...let me know what size is better if you need them.

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Evalie wrote
on Apr 24, 2010 6:37 PM


Can't help with the chain or the jumps, but have potato pearls in the natural off whie color in anything from 2mm-6mm. The 6mm are by far the roundest shape, and I have plenty is you want. Just let me know if you need them.


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Sherri S. wrote
on May 10, 2010 7:50 PM

I'm a bit late responding to this, but Kelly if you haven't yet gotten the pearls you need, I can probably help you with those.  What size?  Just email me if you still need them.

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