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Ib86
27-08-2019, 07:29 AM
Hi,

Its a first post for me here, my background is in watch repair working in central London.

Basically im looking for a bead maker for a bracelet in the UK who can make beads from materials such as Titanium, Resin and stone.

Many thanks.

ib.

Dennis
27-08-2019, 10:33 AM
Hi, It is not very likely that you will have a positive reply here. Generally beads are mass produced and sourced from eastern Europe or the Far Est.
The best you can do is scour the web, I think. Dennis.

CJ57
27-08-2019, 11:42 AM
Hi
As Dennis has said an internet search will bring up endless suppliers if you google each material separately. If you require custom made then I’ve no idea if such a company exists, you might have to turn your own

Ib86
27-08-2019, 02:53 PM
Hi
As Dennis has said an internet search will bring up endless suppliers if you google each material separately. If you require custom made then Iíve no idea if such a company exists, you might have to turn your own

Thanks for the reply,

Because of the nature of the project I suspected I would have to turn them as a last resort. There seem to be some cheap and mid range bead turns lathes on the Chinese buying sites. I would love to hear if anyone has experience with these machines.

CJ57
27-08-2019, 03:41 PM
I doubt anyone on here will be able to help. It might be worth joining a specific beaders forum to get the advice you’re looking for. There will be many on Fb no doubt.

pearlescence
02-09-2019, 06:56 AM
Check out Alibaba for mass producers
or check out companies exhibiting at the biggest trade fair (the one in Hong Kong) later this month.

Dennis
02-09-2019, 08:15 AM
I trust you won't be going this year, Wendy.

josef1
02-09-2019, 09:38 AM
You would be able to turn them on a small Cnc lathe. If your mechanically inclined there's lots of info on the Web about making your own. There's a great forum called Cnc zone

pearlescence
02-09-2019, 12:24 PM
Good lord why not Dennis?

ps_bond
02-09-2019, 12:28 PM
I'd guess because of the protests currently running in HK.