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antp
12-01-2015, 12:32 AM
Hello all,

I found Cooksongold via Google after needing Sterling Silver beads. I currently run a business selling costume jewellery. This is obviously all mass produced but my business model was to 'sell in my sleep' as people say. If I was to make jewellery it's like anything. You can only make as much money as the hours you can physically work.

Anyway,

I had a few customers wanting bracelets from 4mm silver beads. My supplier agreed to mass produce these for me if I got the beads to them. (This way we can guarantee authenticity too)! I could make 1 every 30 minutes whereas they would turn around 50 in that time. This was all fine and dandy and these bracelets are now a very popular buy.
However, someone spotted this bracelet on my wrist and asked if I could make one in White Gold instead of silver.

So my question is does anyone know where I can buy 4mm White Gold Beads, Polished with 2 holes?
And while we are on, Rose Gold too just in case?

I hope this is in the correct section and I haven't broken any rules here.

Thanks in advance.


Kind Regards,
Ant

Wallace
12-01-2015, 01:03 AM
Hi Ant,
I can only find this on Fischer's site: http://www.goldschmiedebedarf.de/product_info.php?cPath=2_12&products_id=14328

antp
12-01-2015, 01:10 AM
Hello Wallace,

Thank you for your quick reply!
I think I'm going to have to scrap the idea of Rose Gold and just have Silver, Yellow Gold and White Gold.
After lots more searching google it looks like SamuelFindings sell 18ct White Gold beads too! :D

Wallace
12-01-2015, 01:23 AM
limited help I am sorry to say - I don't tend to make or buy these types of findings very often.

Glad you found something in the end. All good to know, thanks for sharing.

antp
12-01-2015, 01:29 AM
Limited help is better than no help at all Wallace, don't worry! :)

I'm still very new to having to find these sort of items too. As I say I usually purchase mass produced costume jewellery haha!

Wallace
12-01-2015, 01:37 AM
yes, that is true (on both counts!) lol

I singularly produce items. lol

caroleallen
12-01-2015, 07:21 AM
You could always get the silver ones plated.

antp
12-01-2015, 01:12 PM
@Wallace, when I buy mass produced I still stick to items that sell well. I don't venture far away from earrings if i'm honest. Rings were always a pain as there are different sizes you have to cater for etc. I would love to be able to replicate my costume jewellery in silver and gold. We'll see.

@caroleallen I did think this yesterday after seeing the price. Could you help me here? What would I need to do this or does someone offer this service?
This way I could get them Rose Gold plated too.

caroleallen
12-01-2015, 05:59 PM
Sorry, it's not something I know a lot about.

antp
12-01-2015, 06:56 PM
No problem.
My customer has decided they don't want them plated. If they were to have them plated they said they would go for silver and pay less.

At least I know where to get them now at least.

Tabby66
12-01-2015, 07:07 PM
You can purchase a unit such as this, http://www.suttontools.co.uk/microplate-unit.html, but there are coshh considerations and I would think that it could be quite time consuming. On the other hand, there are platers out there...I haven't used these, so I can't make a personalrecommendation, but here are some Birmingham Jewellery Quarter one's turned up by google....http://www.dmjewellery.co.uk
http://www.bellejewelleryltd.com
http://birmingham.cylex-uk.co.uk/plating.html

Perhaps if you go down this route you'd be kind enough to let everyone know how you got on.
Best of luck,
Tabby x

antp
12-01-2015, 07:18 PM
Thank you for your reply Tabby.
If i'm honest the time consuming part isn't for me. As my previous posts I deal in mass produced items and these are favours for people who are asking.

They now want me to work out how much the beads are against how much the gold is worth etc etc.
It's already blown over my head and it's either Silver or nothing at the moment I feel haha!