People, who are in the field of jewellery, need to have knowledge about jewellery findings. Jewellery findings are a term which is related to the components required to make jewellery. These components are the ones that are widely used to incorporate various pieces of jewellery into a single piece.
Some of these jewellery findings include bails, jump rings, clasps, and many more. These components are made up of different metals like gold, silver, copper, brass, etc.
Why it is called jewellery findings?
When there were no machines, jewellers used to make jewellery by hands and the leftover items were used to make bails, connectors etc. These leftover things were given the name of jewellery findings.
Types of findings
There are many types of jewellery findings which are used to make jewellery, and these are described below.
There are many things that can be attached to a chain like a focal bead or any other component. Bails are used to attaching such components to a chain. Pendants can also be easily attached to a chain using bails and no professional is needed for the purpose.
Bead caps are used to attach beads to a necklace or any other jewellery. People can also give a decorative look to the beads with the help of bead caps. If there is any imperfection in the bead, that can also be covered under the veil of these caps. A plain bead can be made of a piece of decoration easily with this jewellery findings.
When jewellers have to connect earrings, they use chandeliers for the purpose. Earrings can be made beautiful by adding beads to them and chandeliers act as a connector to hold the beads to the earrings.
Bracelets and necklaces are made by using clasps. Clasps are used to bring the two ends of the necklace together. These findings are available in different shapes and sizes. Jewellers also use them to give a finishing touch to the jewellery.
Earrings are made more stunning and beautiful with the installation of ear wires. Women can wear the earrings by piercing the ear wires in the hole through the earlobes. Many other components can be added to the earrings with the help of ear wires and these components include beads metal components and other things which are used to make the earrings more attractive. Buttons can also be added to the earrings to give it a different style.
Head and eye pins
There are many types of jewellery findings that are made by using headpins and eye pins. This jewellery includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, nose rings, and many more. People just need to put the beads in the headpin and make loops with the help of pliers and cutters.
The edge of the headpin can be in the form of either round or flat. The edge acts as a stopper so people should not worry that anything attached to the jewellery will fall down. In order to make longer pieces of jewelry, several headpins and eye pins can be strung together.
Hump rings are used in the form of connectors for making different types of jewellery. These rings are mostly available in round shape, but oval-shaped jump rings can also be spotted in the market. Jump rings are available in the form of open and close rings. Split is available in open rings and pliers can be used to lock and unlock n them. Close jump rings cannot be opened easily and they are used to make a connector eminently strong so that none of the attached pieces can be left loose..
These are some of the jewelry findings which are used to make the jewellery look aesthetically class apart. Some of them are used to connect various pieces while others are used to make the jewellery get spotted by dint of its virtue of unique appeal. The art of jewellery findings encompasses any metal that people choose to jazz up their jewellery with.