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buying jewelry supplies

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

5 Rookie Tips for Buying Jewelry Supplies

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Leaving the comfort of a well stocked school studio can seem daunting. Read on for some tips on sourcing materials for your own studio.

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 from a new supplier for the first time. Here are answers to our top three questions from new customers at Halstead to help you make an informed purchasing decision.

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.

Read how gold-filled jewelry compares to gold-plated jewelry. Learn about constructions, durability and the care & cleaning for both.
August 04, 2017

Gold-Filled vs. Gold-Plated Jewelry

by Janelle Hinesley

Here's the rundown on the differences between gold-filled vs. gold-plated jewelry. Learn how they compare and contrast to make an informed jewelry buying decision.

Learn how to select jewelry wire gauge thickness and hardness temper for your material needs in this handy guide to jewelry metals properties.
February 09, 2016

What Jewelry Wire Gauge & Hardness Do You Need?

by Erica Stice

Learn the ins and outs of sheet and wire gauges and metal tempers so you can make the right choices for your jewelry designs. This popular blog post was updated in 2019.

In this age of ecommerce, phone service still provides vital benefits. Let us help you problem solve for your jewelry business. Get bupplies fast!
October 06, 2015

Call Halstead Service: Why We Aren't Just Online

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Online ordering is great but we miss connecting with our customers and here's why. Call Halstead service to see how we can help you with your latest jewelry business challenges.

What do you do when the jewelry supplies you need are out of stock? Read our tips on how to get important information and solve the problem fast.
September 15, 2015

Coping with Out of Stock Jewelry Supplies

by Hilary Halstead Scott

As the busy holiday season approaches, the Halstead team is thinking about ways to make the whole experience less stressful, more productive and more successful. One of the biggest issues that comes up at this time of year is out of stock items.

See a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day a the Halstead Jewelry Supply warehouse where we pick, pack and ship to you each day.
September 24, 2014

A Day at Halstead -Behind the Scenes Video

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Click on the image above to see our video. Who do you trust to deliver when you need it fast? We turnaround most orders the same day! Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at jewelry supply order processing at Halstead.

Read our guide to metal blanks for hand stamping custom jewelry designs. Learn about different metal properties and compare the pros and cons of each.
June 24, 2014

Guide to Hand Stamping Metal Blank Options

by Hilary Halstead Scott

From durability to price, check out our guide to metal blanks for making hand stamped jewelry.