Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Conundrum of Time - Time for New Greek beads, Sterling Silver Findings and Trinity Brass compononents

I really don't know where the time goes to. It seems to relentlessly fly by at a mach10 pace. Sometimes I feel as if I have a box that is time and if I could only keep the time contained in the box, time would slow down. But, instead little escape holes keep appearing around the box and I watch as time disappears. Which takes me to present time!

Not only did I add Sterling Silver and Vermeil findings to my shop which was and is as exciting as ever, but I also added Trinity Brass Findings and Components. When I started adding the Sterling Silver and Vermeil findings I didn't know that the Silver and Gold market were in a upheaval and prices were literally going through the roof. And, to make matters worse, originally the silver and gold were import duty free from Bali and China. With absolutely no fanfare that law ran out and wasn't renewed leaving us buyers with huge import fees. I still am not sure what I am going to do about this. I probably will still continue to carry the popular headpins and earwires.

In the meantime I had months ago fallen love with the gorgeous jewelry components from Trinity Brass. Their items are not plated, except for the Real Silver and Copper, but instead they are oxidized to get these gorgeous finishes of Antique Gold and Vintage. They are a wonderful product that every time I look at one of their items I can't believe how wonderfully they have been made. They have a lot of gorgeous fine detail.


CatMum said...

I love these and your post.I am an jewelry artisan too. I hope you will visit me too.
Welcome to my shop on Etsy at InspiredDesigns4YOU.

The Bead Stylist said...

These are lovely pieces and additions to your shop. Currently silver prices are down but so volatile it's hard to keep track.

Sharyl said...

I love the items you sell in your shop! Just had an order arrive today! I'm using a little sterling silver right now, but much more brass, copper, etc. I still want quality materials and designs though. I think you are doing a wonderful job of providing us a wide variety of beautiful materials to use in our jewelry! I'm very appreciative!