My name is Travis Searle, I’m the Membership Coordinator for MJSA. I
usually lurk around this board since I work in the industry and
enjoy following the discussions. In regards to your message about
the sterling chain that you used to purchase from Rio, I’d be happy
to send a long a list of chain manufacturers and distributors that
you can contact. (Feel free to message me directly offline.) I would
recommend sending them a picture of the chain that you’re looking
for, to see which company manufactures that particular chain or
something very similar.
For MJSA members, we can do the legwork and send along any images
and requests directly to our chain dealers.
Please also feel free to use our MJSA Buyer’s Guide search engine:
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1p7 for all your jewelry making
needs. In this case, please look under the Chain category heading.
Here is a partial list of the 61 companies that sell silver chain:
Ball Chain Mfg Co. Inc.
Cookson Precious Metals
Garlan Chain Co.
M.S. Company Inc.
National Chain Group
Snow and Stars Corp.
Standard Chain Company
Hoover and Strong
Eastern Findings Corp.
Quality Gold Mfg.
MJSA Membership Coordinator