We have an opportunity here for some of you who are interested in the Troll bead style bead cores. We have some excess from a special order - fine silver bead cores and a few other findings - also in fine silver - available for purchase under the "special order" rules - which is no further discount, no free shipping, and no frequent beader points (awarded or redeemed.)
These findings are made from fine silver, and the bead cores, embeddable jumprings and embeddable earwires can be used for fine silver/metal clay, or, for that matter, for an elegant touch on your polymer clay creations. The metal cores can be used for lampworked beads - you can make the bead DIRECTLY ON THE CORE. See my personal blog posting "Holy C--p - it works!" I haven't tried the embeddable jumprings or ear wires in the lampworked glass yet - but rest assured - I will!
For those of you who have been living under a rock, Trollbeads, Biagi, and etc are "systems" of components of interchangeable beads. They are large-hole beads on a chain that is designed to allow you to easily remove and swap out beads - and function much like a charm bracelet/necklace - in that you collect beads with meaningful significance, like souvenirs, anniversaries, special accomplishments, and the like. The lampworked beads for these that are sold in boutiques and specialty jewelers are staggeringly expensive - $60 and up, each. So there has been a lot of interest from those who actually make the beads in making them to work with these systems.
Here is a list of what we currently have - please call ( Tollfree 877-473-2323 or (416) 701-1373) or email us if you are interesting in getting some of these. If there is enough interest, we may re-order.
s21118 Lampwork Bead Findings - Short Interchangeable Bead Stem - Bright Fine Silver (Pair) $20.76 (These hang off earwires, and you can put the lined beads on them.)
s21119 Lampwork Bead Findings - Assorted Embeddable Jumprings - Bright Fine Silver (16) $13.37
s21120 Lampwork Bead Findings - Medium Embeddable French Earwire - Bright Fine Silver (6) $11.30
s21121 Lampwork Bead Findings - 4 mm OD Embeddable Jumprings - Bright Fine Silver (25) $13.57
s21122 Lampwork Bead Findings - 5.25 OD Embeddable Jumprings - Bright Fine Silver (15) $13.27
s21123 Lampwork Bead Findings - 6.5 OD Embeddable Jumprings - Bright Fine Silver (10) $15.66
s21124 Lampwork Bead Findings - 1/4 inch Flared Bead Core No Threads - Bright Fine Silver (4) $12.09
s21125 Lampwork Bead Findings - 1/2 inch Flared Bead Core No Threads - Bright Fine Silver (4) $15.75
s21127 Lampwork Bead Findings - 3/8 inch Flared Bead Core No Threads - Bright Fine Silver (4) $13.71
s21128 Lampwork Bead Findings - 3 mm OD Embeddable Jumprings - Bright Fine Silver (30) $10.30
Like I said - check out my own blog for the scoop on using the cores. When I tried out the embeddable jumprings - I'll let you all know how it goes!