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Understand the difference between beading findings in this jewelry beading guide. Our educational article covers clasps, headpins, stringing wire, and more!
November 02, 2021

A Jeweler's Guide to Essential Beading Findings

by Erica Stice

Learn about beading findings in our educational jewelry guide! When you are beginning beading, the lingo can be overwhelming. Learn the essential vocabulary and common components you will need. Choose the right beading wire, clasps, headpins, and more for your next beading design.

Which gauge and temper should you choose? Our helpful guide can help you choose the right metal sheet gauge and temper for your next jewelry-making project!
April 30, 2021

Jewelry Metal Sheet: Guide to Gauges and Tempers

by Erica Stice

Unsure of which gauge and temper you need for your next jewelry project? Let us help! Check out our jewelry sheet metal guide for gauges and tempers.

What do you do when commodity markets swing? This article will explore how jewelry artists should respond to changes in gold and silver prices.
August 25, 2020

How Jewelers Can Respond to Volatility in Gold and Silver Prices

by Hilary Halstead Scott

What do you do when commodity markets swing? This article will explore how jewelry artists should respond to changes in gold and silver prices.

Learn about the major contributors to the silver jewelry supplies trade to make better informed sourcing decisions.
June 03, 2020

Silver Jewelry Supplies by Nation of Origin

by Hilary Halstead Scott

The silver jewelry trade has a rich history. There are centers of production in the world where jewelry manufacturing took root generations ago. These market leaders are each known for different strengths. Learn about the major contributors to the trade to make better informed sourcing decisions.

See how you can save money on bulk jewelry wire, before you place your next order! We give you money saving tips on scrap, tangles, tarnish and more.
June 21, 2019

Tips to Save Money Buying Bulk Jewelry Wire

by Erica Stice

Save money buying bulk jewelry wire. Check out these money saving tips which cover tarnishing, tangling, and how to avoid waste. Learn how to use a rolling mill to keep your costs down, too.

Learn how to determine the correct amount of material you need for a jewelry ring based on the desired finger size and material you choose.
July 17, 2018

How to Buy Ring Making Material

by Erica Stice

Check out our handy jewelry ring material conversion chart and learn how to calculate the right material length for each finger ring size with this tutorial.

Learn how to buy jewelry supplies at the right price in the quantities you need in this introductory article for new jewelry makers or small businesses.
March 22, 2018

New Jeweler's Tips for Buying Jewelry Supplies

by Hilary Halstead Scott

New jewelers often find themselves jumping from a well-stocked school studio or pre-assembled kits to an empty home studio. Once you're ready to stock your own jewelry studio, read our tips for buying jewelry supplies.

Curious about shopping for jewelry findings at Halstead? Learn the top 3 questions we hear from new customers getting started.
March 09, 2018

Top 3 Questions from New Halstead Customers

by Katie Hacker

It feels risky to buy online from a new supplier for the first time. Here are answers to our top questions from new customers at Halstead to help you make an informed purchasing decision. Updated April 2022.

It makes sense in your jewelry business to sell bestselling designs in different metals. Learn how to navigate supply shopping to make this strategy work.
February 13, 2018

Make Jewelry in Multiple Metals

by Katie Hacker

Want to make the same piece of jewelry in sterling, gold-filled and rose gold-filled? We can help. Learn how to shop jewelry supplies so you can make the same jewelry design in different metals.

It is frustrating when jewelry supplies are out of stock. Learn how Halstead can help you troubleshoot availability disruptions.
February 06, 2018

Out of Stock Jewelry Supplies? Let Us Help You! Halstead FAQs

by Katie Hacker

We know how frustrating out of stock supplies can be! Here are 4 tips to improve your shopping experience when the jewelry supplies you need are out of stock.

Halstead can help you build your small jewelry business.