View Full Version : Findings - silver and silver plate

22-11-2011, 02:14 PM
Hi all

Just started a spot of jewellery making for myself and friends. I've noticed from visiting a couple of shops and various online stores that the majority of findings are silver plated whereas Jewellerymaker makes a point of stating that theirs are silver all through (except when they are not, of course i.e. the gold plated stuff).

I really don't like the idea of silver plated particularly if I am giving gifts. Is JM.com really the only place to get real silver? Is it that unusual or would hobbyists normally use plated?

22-11-2011, 03:01 PM
If you look on ebay you will find sterling silver findings. Also try Silver Corporation and Palmers. I've had findings from Silver Corp. The findings are good from JM though. I prefer using them, as you know you are getting what you are paying for. I bought "sterling silver findings" from ebay only to find they've tarnished and aren't Sterling silver at all. HTH
Ann xx