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Findings are the metal pieces used to make jewelry. They can include pieces like jump rings, clasps and headpins. Jump rings, for example are small metal wire circles, used to connect various components on a piece. Clasps will ultimately hold your piece of jewelry around your neck or on your wrist. Head pins create drops or dangles for earrings or fancier necklaces. You can get findings in gold, copper and sterling silver. Findings are the essential pieces that will transform a pile of beads into a beautiful necklace or brooch so invest wisely in them. A piece of jewelry is only as good as its findings!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|