Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Findings Worth Finding - North Shore Vintage Findings

Recently I was looking for some unusual connectors to use with my beads, and I'm partial to the ones that have a vintage feeling or style. I came across North Shore Vintage Findings, located in Rhode Island, and their lines of brass and plated stamped findings. There are copper, silver and gold toned connectors, 2, 3 and 4-way connectors, square, rectangular and round shapes. The tools used to make the stampings date from the 1920's and older.

Many of the styles are baroque, renaissance, victorian and floral. So if you are wire-wrapping that wonderful art bead and you need a connector finding to use in your bracelet or necklace, you might check out their website for connector findings in a vintage style. The findings offered change as new styles become available.

Some of their drops could also easily be used as connectors, there are loops and openings in the metal designs that could be used for connecting wire loops and jump rings.

Sometimes it takes having just the right findings to turn all those wonderful art beads into the perfect finished jewelry design.

Writtten by Guest Blogger, Lynn Davis - LLYYNN http:\\lynndavis.etsy.com
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