Fused Jewelry Findings

Pre-made fused jewelry findings add the finishing touch to fused glass jewelry pieces. A wide range of findings, styles and materials can be found in stores and online.

The range of items available provides home artists with an almost unlimited choice.

Items made from sterling silver, gold, gold-filled wire, copper, brass, nickel plated, gold plated and silver plated metals are among the choices available.

Taking time to select and match findings can make all the difference in the overall appearance of fused glass jewelry.



Earrings

For earrings there are straight headpins, capped headpins, decorative headpins and eyepins to name a few. There are many earwire styles available including posts, french hooks, hooks, lever backs, chandeliers and hoops.

The earring findings are excellent for use with fused glass dichroic earrings.

Fasteners

Fasteners for bracelets and necklaces include toggle clasps, spring rings, lobster clasps, multi-strand clasps and box clasps.


Finishing bracelets and necklaces with a clasp allows for the choice of a wide range of decorative items that will really provide a great finish to fused glass art item.

Many clasps and toggles are highly decorative and engraved. Others have nicely inset stones, particularly box clasps. Caution needs to be exercised when selecting box clasps as heavy items can pull the clasp open.

Pendant Bails

Bails come in many styles and sizes. Normally these are attached with epoxy or special glue.

It is possible to buy or make fused glass bails which are attached to the pendant during the glass fusing process.

Connectors

Connectors of many styles are available that allow you to join elements of your glass design together as well as separators to hold multi-link bracelet strands apart.

Using wire you can make your own fasteners, earwires and headpins to attach glass beads or other items to earrings or to bracelets and necklaces.

Twenty gauge wire is usually suitable for ear wires and headpins.A heavier gauge will be required for bracelet and necklace fasteners.



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