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Conversion Tables

  • Weights (grams to ounces)
  • Gauge Thickness
  • Millimeters to Inches 

To darken bright gold finishes

To antique silver or gold chain

"Gold-Filled vs. Gold-Plated"

About Cleaning Sterling Silver Jewelry

What Glue Do I Use?

Cleaning Gemstone Beads and Cabochons


JEWELRY FINDINGS
FULL LISTING


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Bails, Screw Eyes, Barrettes, Bead Caps, Bell Caps,  Bolo Tips/Slides/ Parts, Brooch Converters, Buttons, Button Covers, Clamps, Cones, Crimp Beads, Ends, Eyeglass Holder Ends, Eye Pins,  Hair Sticks, Hat Pin Stems and Clutches, Head Pins,  Jump Rings, Key Rings, Lamp Shade Frames, Purse Frames, Pin Backs and Pin/Pendant Backs, Ring Guards, Safety Pins, Split Rings  Much more...

 








By Metal/Finish:
Antique Copper
Antique Gold
Antique Silver
Argentium Silver
Black Oxidized
Brass
Brass Oxidized
Copper
Fine Silver
Gold Filled
Gold Plate
Gunmetal
Matte Gold
Matte Silver
Nickel Plate
Pewter
Silver Plate
Sterling Silver

Stainless Steel

Finishes and
Materials Chart

TO:  Finishes Color Chart

Findings products are coded with a basic 6-digit code
plus an extension.  The extension is a shorthand
for the finish or the material of the item.  For example,
an item coded 495-063.SS has the extension
"SS" which stands for sterling silver.






Of Special Interest....

 

 

TOOLS, SUPPLIES, ADHESIVES, CLEANERS

Tools, Anvi, Bead Reamer, Bracelet Sizing Cone, Color Wheel, Cutter, Drill Set, Etching solution, Gauge, Hammer/Mallet, Hemostat Clamp, Lacy's Stiff Stuff, Necklace Sizing Cone, Needle File Set, Pin Vise, Ring Sizer (measures size of finger), Ring Stick (measures size of ring), Ruler, 12"/30cm Clear Ruler with Bead Diagrams, Scissors, Spinning Wheel w/ Needles, Steel Bench Block, Thread Clipper, Thread Zapper, Tray, Aluminum Sorting Tray, Tweezer , Adhesives, Cleaners, Polishes, including Sunshine Cloths for sterling silver polishing


PACKAGING

Polybags, Zip Lock Bags, Zip Lock w/White Write-On Area, Plastic tubes 


DISPLAY AIDS

Containers and Storage. Hobby Boxes. Tags, labels, earring card adapters. 



CLASPS and CLOSURES

A wide selection of clasps, including lobster claws, spring rings, toggle clasps, magnetic clasps, s-hooks, hook & eye clasps, choker clasps, multi-stand clasps, slide clasps, lanyard hooks, barrel, coil, foldover, pearl and safety clasps.


CORDS, STRINGING MATERIALS, WIRE and CHAIN

Everything you need to string your beads, from soft flex, tigertail, nymo and bead cord to elastic string, elastic cord, Soft Touch, hemp, One-G thread, memory wire, rubber thong, rattail (satin cord), leather, waxed cotton, suede lace, sinew, and much more.  In addition, a full selection of plated craft wire and colored copper wire, as well as sterling, fine silver, nickel, brass, copper and gold-filled jewelry wire.    Also, finished sterling, gold-filled and plated chain, as well as sterling and gold-filled chain by the inch. Also, cords and ribbons with clasps already attached.


BEADING SUPPLIES

In this section are bead craft supplies, including needles, beeswax, looms, bead boards, nymo thread, c-lon thread, fireline thread.



WIRE


Craft Wire
German Craft Wire
Artistic Colored Copper Wire

Nickel Wire
Red Brass
Yellow Brass
Copper
Sterling Silver

Fine Silver
14/20 Gold-Filled

[Flexible Wires for Bead Stringing, like Soft Flex, Tigertail, and Soft Touch ]



METAL COMPONENTS

*Charms, Pendants, Drops, Bells, Clackers

*Earring Components and Hardware, including French Wires and Hoops

*Rosary and Y-Necklace Findings

*Stampings and Filigrees, Angel Parts

*Center Pieces

*Spacer Bars and Multi-hole Pieces

*Connectors and Soldered Rings

*Coin Mountings


Metal Components are those odd-shaped, odd-fashioned pieces that people work into their jewelry designs and beading projects.  A dangle, a centerpiece, an accent, something with a loop or loops, or something with multiple holes.  Something different, something unusual, something to complete a piece.


NEW!

Line of antiqued copper, brass oxidized, and gunmetal findings, including earwires, coil ends, eye pins, magentic clasps, toggle clasps, clam shell bead tips, hook & eye clasps, snap clasps, jump rings, barrel clasps, head pins, crimp beads, spring ring clasps and lobster claw clasps. These may be found with their respective sections in our Jewelry Findings section.

NEW!
Stainless Steel Clasps, including lobster claws and spring rings


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Sorry, we do not have a Printed Catalog.

NOTE: We do not provide Samples of items




NOTE: The supply and availability of beads is very variable. Please make note of this when you are planning any project! Also MAKE NOTE and REALIZE that the exact color and size of many beads also varies, sometimes considerably, from production lot to production lot. Just because you ordered 100 navy blue oval beads in June, don't assume that when you re-order, that the navy blue color will be exact, or the size will be exact.

Also, don't assume that the same color will still be available when you order next -- even with a basic color like 'black'.

Also in your planning, assume that the variability of size/color/shape in any lot of hand-crafted beads will also have considerable variability.

Don't hesitate, when planning a project, or ordering from us, to ask us questions about supply and availability of beads. We'll do our best to find answers and options for you. This may mean having to modify your design plans somewhat, or for us to find an alternative, though sometimes higher cost, supplier. It may also mean buying your key beads or other parts and findings in larger quantities. At Land of Odds, we are all too familiar with the trials, tribulations and joys of jewelry design. We'll work closely with you.

If you are ordering SEVERAL ITEMS WHICH YOU MUST HAVE "ALL OR NONE", then please email or notify us of this fact when you place your order. Normally, we ship what is available, and out-of-stock the rest. We do not typically call or email about what is unavailable, unless specifically requested to do so.

We cannot be responsible for the color of dyed stones.

Listed weights and sizes for cast jewelry and beads pieces are approximate.

Please be aware that the colors of images you see on your screen may differ from the true colors of any item offered for sale. We do our best to see that there is as little distortion from the true colors as possible, but different browsers and different computer graphics hard- and soft-ware do many different things with colors. Even when switching between Netscape, Internet Explorer and AOL, some colors will vary considerably, some will vary a little, and others won't vary at all.

Glass Beads

Seed and Delica Beads

Metal Beads

Gemstone Beads

Jewelry Findings

Tools/Adhesives

Ceramic Beads

Letter Beads

Charms and Drops

Books

Other Beading Supplies

Wood Beads

cord, string, thread, wire and other stringing materials



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Finishes and Materials Chart

Findings products are coded with a basic 6-digit code plus an extension.  
The extension is a shorthand for the finish or the material of the item.  
For example, an item coded 495-063.SS has the extension "SS"
which stands for sterling silver.  Below is a list of extension codes.

FINISHES or BASE MATERIAL

TO:  Finishes Color Chart
14   14 karat gold
AB   Antiqued Bronze
AC   Antiqued Copper
AG   Antiqued Gold
AS   Antiqued Silver
BK   Black
BR   Brass
BZ   Bronze
CP   Copper
GF   14K Gold-Filled
GP   Gold-Plated
GT   Bright (or Gilt) Gold-Plated
HG   Gold-Plated
IR   Rhodium-Plated (nickel color)
NI   Niobium
NK   Nickel
NY   Nylon
PW   Pewter
PWG  Pewter, gold-matte finish
PWS  Pewter, silver-matte finish
SG   Surgical Steel  (raw; no plating)
SP   Silver-Plated  (bright silver; will tarnish)
SS   Sterling Silver
TT   Titanium
VM   Vermeil (Gold-Filled Over Sterling)
WM   White Metal 

     
    

TRICKS OF THE TRADE

To darken bright gold finishes

Spray piece with windex or any other solution that
has small amount of ammonia in it

To antique silver or gold chain:

Buy antiquing varnish in a hardware store, and brush it on the chain.  
Let 15 -30 seconds go by, and , in one movement, wipe the
antiquing varnish off the chain.  This should leave some
darker areas in the grooves of the chain, and some darkness
on the flat surfaces of the chain.  If you want a darker antiquing,
let the piece dry about 30-60 minutes, and repeat the steps.

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LAND OF ODDS - BE DAZZLED BEADS -- Jewelry Design Center
      On-line at http://www.landofodds.com
BE DAZZLED -- the physical store at:
      718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123
     Nashville, TN  37204
Phone: 615/292-0610; FAX: 615-460-7001
Email:   oddsian (at symbol) landofodds.com

(Sorry, we do not have
a printed catalog --
only Land of Odds On-Line)

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