Jewellery makers- identify these earring wires/ settings for me?

(5 Posts)
PollyPerky Thu 29-Sep-16 16:40:36

I'm looking at different earring wires and sourcing beads. What are these swirly, curled wire setting called? Are they made by hand or bought already made?
Etsy earrings

Also does anyone know where I can buy these and other earring wires / findings that are a bit more upmarket? All I can find online are the plain fish hook style, hoops and studs.

RobinHumphries Thu 29-Sep-16 18:10:34

The setting is hand made - it is called wire wrapping. The earring wire itself is a fish hook

PollyPerky Fri 30-Sep-16 08:04:05

Thanks- yeah, know the fish hooks but wondered if the setting was wiring.

Does anyone know of suppliers of more unusual semi precious stones? I can find zilllions of strings of round beads, but no drops or anything a bit different.

RobinHumphries Sun 02-Oct-16 21:31:05

www.kernowcraft.com/products/gemstone-beads/gemstone-briolettes Like this?

PollyPerky Mon 03-Oct-16 09:16:22

Thanks so much- found them a couple of days back and just what I wanted. smile

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