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    Hello

    Can anyone offer some wisdom please?

    I have been making jewellery fora few months and have now started buying
    sterling silver findings, but they can be quite expensive.

    Do any of you buy your sterling silver from ebay, there are some sellers that are really cheap but how will I know that they are definately sterling silver

    Any words of wisdonm greatly received

    Gillian

    PS I may not be arouynd for any replies for a few days but I will reply asap
    thanks again

  • #2
    Ive found sts findings, like headpins, very expensive in ebay.
    Im sure there are some good prices on things like necklaces but I dont tend to buy my findings from ebay.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Seahorse View Post
      Ive found sts findings, like headpins, very expensive in ebay.
      Im sure there are some good prices on things like necklaces but I dont tend to buy my findings from ebay.
      Hi,

      thnaks for replying so quickly, could you tell me some sites that I can get fairly cheap sts findings. I have used jilly beads & nottingham bead shop in the past

      thanks again

      gillian

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      • #4
        A good general rule is to look at feedback - it doesn't have to be 100% but consistency is good. People who are pleased with their items tend to show it in the feedback they leave and if they are not happy then they show it too! It would also come up in feedback if the item described by the seller wasn't accurate so you should be able to spot who is reliable.
        Hope this helps and good luck in finding what you are looking for.
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        • #5
          I'd agree with swirly that checking feedback before you buy is good indicator. I've had a few sterling silver bargins from ebay.

          If your looking for proper companies, I've found Palmer Metals very reasonable for jumprings, bails etc and PJ Minerals are also quite reasonable.

          HTH

          Carol
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          • #6
            Oh.. and there's goes me buying from eBay! whoops!! Or I buy from julesgems, but not always as it's pretty expensive for some things!

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            • #7
              I have trusted ebay from long time and you are really secure as eBay team blacklist people selling incorrect/cheat items.

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              • #8
                I havent had much luck with buying from ebay sellers lately. The last 2 things I bought never arrived.
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