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#1

Greetings savvy list members, I’ve checked Rio Grande, Hoover &
Strong, and a few different shows sources and have not found what I
need. I’m looking for very fine, but good quality and durable,
sterling silver chain. Simple link , like a cable chain or something
similiar. Most I have found have been quite delicate, and only
available as finished necklaces with clasps attached. Does anyone
have a good chain findings source they wouldn’t mind sharing? Also, I
need to a design a necklace in White gold that I normally produce in
sterling silver. The piece requires a snake chain. So, I am also in
need of a white gold chain source, if one exists. Thanks for any
recommendations.

Allison Griffith


#2

Hi Allison, The following companies have nice sterling silver chain
that you can buy by the foot. Myron Toback in New York City (212)
398-8300 Ross Metals In New York City (212) 869 3993 MS Company
(508) 222 1700 (Attleboro, MA) National Chain (401) 732 6200
(Warwick, Rhode Island) Armbrust International (401) 781 3300
(Providence, Rhode Island) This company has a large miniumum order.
There are many more companies. Many of them can be found in the MJSA
show guide. For white gold chain you can also contact the MJSA and
ask if they know of any suppliers. Their phone number is (401) 274
3840 Diane http://www.sweetgemstones.com


#3

Metalliferrous in New York has a large selection of silver chain by
the foot. No web site but their # is 888-944-0909 for a catalogue or
fax 212-944-0604. Betty


#4

Try downeast trading co. in Middlebury VT

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Spirer Somes Jewelers
1794 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-491-6000
@spirersomes
www.spirersomes.com


#5

Try MS Company for both. Ph: 1 (800) 675-4657 website:
www.jewelrychain.com

HTH
Pam Chott
Song of the Phoenix


#6

Here’s a good source we’ve used for years M.S. COMPANY, INC. 61 School
St. Attleboro MA 02703 1-800-675-4657

Russell
Russell’s of Camden
20 Main St.
Camden, Maine 04843
207-236-4367
http://www.RussellsofCamden.com


#7
     Metalliferrous in New York has a large selection of silver
chain by the foot.  No web site but their # is 888-944-0909 for a
catalogue or fax 212-944-0604.  Betty 

I’ve been waiting for a catalog from them since summer of last year!
Gee, I guess that ordering over $500.00 worth of stuff isn’t enough
to get one! I have requested their tool catalog, their precious
metal catalog multiple times.


#8
 Metalliferrous in New York has a large selection... I've been
waiting for a catalog from them since summer of last year! 

Not long ago, I checked out a web site source after seeing a
recommendation for the company on Orchid. I found a product I was
interested in but had questions about it and sent an e-mail with the
questions. A month later I had not received a response. I sent
another e-mail which included a copy of the first one and added, “I
found out about your company on the Orchid List where I was led to
expect good service. If this is an example of your good service,
perhaps I should let the whole list know about it.”

The next day I had a reply, an apology and an offer for a free sample
of the product. Orchid really does rule!

Beth


#9
         Metalliferrous in New York has a large selection of silver
chain by the foot.  No web site but their # is 888-944-0909 for a
catalogue or fax 212-944-0604.  Betty 
   I've been waiting for a catalog from them since summer of last
year! Gee, I guess that ordering over $500.00 worth of stuff isn't
enough to get one!  I have requested their tool catalog, their
precious metal catalog multiple times. 

I hate to get into vendor bashing, but I won’t ever call them again.
I wrote them a pointed email message saying that it’s a shame that
they spend so much money on advertising and marketing only to fall on
their faces when it comes time to deliver. The "customer service"
person I was dealing was downright rude, and basically told me to
figure it out myself when I was asking questions about tubing stock.

That’s one reason I still work with Rio Grande extensively. Their
customer service is excellent and they have a wide selection of most
of the things I need. I might be able to save a little by shopping
around, but having a “one stop shop” has it’s advantages.

FWIW,

Dave


#10

As fasr as metalliferous goes they are great but the catalogs cost $4
each. You would think that they would throw it in with a big order.
Also Herco in SanFrancisco for fine Italian chains in all metals and
also MS company in Mass. there is also the Rhode Island Chain
company. Alot of good manufacturers are based in RI. Check it out!

-T*


#11

Rio Grande also sells chain in bulk as dose Fire Mountain Gems.
Better yet their catalogs are free. The E-mails are
www.riogrande.com/ and www.firemountaingems. com. You can also try an
internet seach using ‘chains in bulk’ or something like that. Good
Hunting,

Lady Gem


#12

Has anybody purchased silver chain from Hallmark?

I would appreciate comments about their quality, their prices and the
best way to do business with them.

Thanks in advance!
catherine


#13
    Greetings savvy list members, I've checked Rio Grande,  Hoover
& Strong, and a few different  shows sources and have not found
what I need.   I'm looking for very fine, but good quality and
durable, sterling silver chain.  Simple link , like a cable chain
or something similiar. 

Allison - Are you familiar with Kamal Trading Co.? They are in
Aneheim,CA. tel: 714. 236-0567, fx: 714. 828-0567. They specialize in
findings and had a nice selection of ss chain by the foot in a wide
variety from delicate to massive. I think they also carry 14k YG
chain.

Hope this helps,
Margery


#14

Alison, You should check out Indian Jeweler’s Supply for sturdy,
small diameter sterling chains. I string all my braclets on their
1mm diameter (modified box) chain - they also have curb and cable.
website: http://www.ijsinc.com (wasn’t up when I tried it, so be
patient) Standard disclaimer - no interest in the company, just like
their attitude and service. Judy in Kansas

Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
237 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506
(785) 532-2936


#15

Try Blake Bros.1-800-825-2538 Good chains and findings at very
reasonable prices. Louise


#16

Margery Check with National Chain in WarwickRI. The are a chain
manufacturer hand have been in business for approximately 40 years.
They maufacture a variety of different soldered cable chains. Regards

Paul