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    Morning people!

    ok, so Ive been looking for a good supplier of sweetie bracelets, but I'm struggling to find one that has decent bracelets at decent prices, does anyone know where I can get them from please?

    I also thought about making them myself, so I looked into the pricing on cooksons and worked out the following:

    7 inch bracelet is approx 198mm, therefore I would require 198 closed jump rings that have a wire diameter of 1mm, the price for 200 7mm rings is 151.52!!! weight 30g (not including delivery charges etc)

    It would be actually cheaper to buy the bracelet already made?

    I have seen may finger print persons offering these bracelets at around 1509 including a charm and the weight of the bracelet is 52g!

    Am i missing something here??

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    Well as I see it and others might contradict me, the point of being a jewellery maker is to actually make jewellery. If you buy it in and re-sell it you are a jewellery trader. Dennis.

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    However, just over 4.3m (35g) of 1mm wire (which equates to 198 7mm OD jump rings) is, at today's price, just over 35. This is really making it yourself, rather than assembling components, and there's a big difference in raw material cost.

    You need to coil, cut and solder the rings, which will take a little time, and the finished piece will need hallmarking. Most of those I've seen offered are not hallmarked, and cannot be sold legally in the UK.

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    .....backs out of thread nibbling on his sweetie bracelet (1.50 pack of ten on amazon)

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    okay - wtf is a sweetie bracelet?
    Di x

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    I only knew when googling and thus chanced upon the sweet delights (cheap) on amazon :0) HLMGIFY (here let me google it for you hahhahahhaha)

    It is or they are one of these http://www.linksoflondon.com/gb-en/o...gn=google_base

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di Sandland View Post
    okay - wtf is a sweetie bracelet?
    lol - I had to look it up as the last sweetie bracelet I knew of was made by swizzers and had an elasticated middle. lol. A quick google and I found this:

    http://www.linksoflondon.com/gb-en/o...earts-bracelet

    but would, like Cornelius, prefer one's made like this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Candy-Neckla.../dp/B001MI7I5E
    Last edited by Wallace; 09-09-2012 at 06:55 PM. Reason: sweet tooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    However, just over 4.3m (35g) of 1mm wire (which equates to 198 7mm OD jump rings) is, at today's price, just over 35. This is really making it yourself, rather than assembling components, and there's a big difference in raw material cost.

    You need to coil, cut and solder the rings, which will take a little time, and the finished piece will need hallmarking. Most of those I've seen offered are not hallmarked, and cannot be sold legally in the UK.
    I purchase one from Palmers and I'll be b*ggered if I can find a hall mark, thats part of the reason why I wanted to make them etc

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    Clearly you'll be needing some button pearls..I'll get some next week in HK!

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    I quite like the tactile quality of sweetie bracelets even if they are as ubiquitous as oxygen. I must admit I had assumed that the 'sweeties' were hollow, maybe electroformed?

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