Put them together with your lampworked beads to make beautiful jewelry -- again and again.
The system was created
specifically to allow for convenient design of interchangeable bead jewelry
having a fine custom look. The findings will accomodate beads with an opening
of 3/32 inches or more - about like a wooden matchstick. Beads are not included.
Foundation options Larger image
Except for French wires and bails, all foundations are "pigtail" findings.
Top row: G/F v-lg Ribbon , S/S large Oval
Second row: S/S large Ribbon, G/F small Ribbon,
S/S French wires, G/F small Oval
Bottom row: S/S medium bail, S/S small bail
Pigtail finding (back), loop and Y-shaped key
Y-shaped key options
"standing", "walking", "running"
How it works:
The Y- shaped piece (key) and the loop form a shaft to
fit into the bead openings. The key will hold the bead(s) on the loop.
The "pigtail" foundations have a coil (pigtail) on the reverse. The coil is
hinged so that you can raise it away from the foundation and thread the top of a loop
onto the open end of the coil. The loop slides around a complete circle on the coil so that
when the coil is lowered into wearing position, its open end is against the back of the
foundation. The loop cannot come off the coil while you wear your
In fact, all the foundations are designed with a connection that
passes through the top of the loop, effectively locking your beads in place.
To safeguard your special bead collection, the loop and beads are securely
captured when the jewelry is worn.
To see the assembly in pictures: French wire or
Why the system is special:
• Solid sterling silver or high quality 14/20 Kt. gold filled
• 14 Kt. gold posts on the G/F post style earrings
• Lightly brushed finish complements glass beads
• Custom choice of components for each set
• Loops and Y-shaped keys interchangeable with all foundations
• Parts available separately
Foundations - multiple styles
Y-shaped keys - 3 styles
Loops - many standard and custom lengths
Each earring set includes your choice of:
Each pendant or pin set includes your choice of:
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