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[Source] Granulation Bead


#1

Anyone know sources & suppliers of ready-made granulation beads in
different sizes?

I do NOT want to make my own beads.

Granulation beads the following materials:

14K gold
18K gold
925 Sterling
925 or 970 Argentium Silver

Jon


#2

Hi Jon,

Stern-Leach makes Argentium Silver granules. Rio Grande carries
them.

Cynthia Eid
http://www.cynthiaeid.com


#3

Here’s the stock numbers and sizes of the Argentium granulation
beads we carry.

103-240 GRANULATION BALLS ARGENTIUM S.S. 0.4MM-0.5MM 1 OZT
103-241 GRANULATION BALLS ARGENTIUM S.S. 0.5MM-0.6MM 1 OZT
103-242 GRANULATION BALLS ARGENTIUM S.S. 0.6MM-0.7MM 1 OZT
103-243 GRANULATION BALLS ARGENTIUM S.S. 0.7MM-0.8MM 1 OZT
103-244 GRANULATION BALLS ARGENTIUM S.S. 0.8MM-1.0MM 1 OZT

Sincerely,

Thackeray Taylor
Rio Grande Technical Support
800-545-6566
505-839-3000 ex 13903
technicalsupport@tbg.riogrande.com


#4

No company I know makes 14k or 18k or 925 sterling granules. You may
need to hire someone to make them for you.

If I were you, I’d re-think the value of having 925 sterling
granules because fine silver granules or Argentium sterling granules
are far superior even on 925 sterling sheet metal. Fine silver
granules and 22k gold granules are available from SPM.com. Rio
carries Argentium sterling granules.

Nancy
www.psi-design.com


#5
No company I know makes 14k or 18k or 925 sterling granules. You
may need to hire someone to make them for you. 

It is possible we have a language problem here… Maybe those of you
who have responded to this post read it right, but I thought it
meant granulated beads, not granules. Jon?

Noel


#6

I think if one were able to make and work with them, granules of
sterling could be quite and interesting design element. You would be
able to blacken them to make them stand out. It could be pretty

Kim Starbard
http://www.kimstarbarddesigns.com


#7

Try cutting a small piece of wire and melt it to get the size ball
you need and then write down the gage and length of the size ball
you want. Graduated ball can be achieved by cutting back on the wire
and you can graduate your project from a larger bead to a finer bead.
think of a rams horn with it’s curl and place your largest beads at
the base and start graduating them down to the tip, holding the
curvature that you want. Ideas make beautiful jewellery and make you
feel good too.

Good Luck, Stephen


#8

Noel

It is possible we have a language problem here... Maybe those of
you who have responded to this post read it right, but I thought it
meant granulated beads, not granules. Jon? 

I was asking about spherical balls of metal to be used for
granulation - are these called granulation beads or granulation
granules?

Jon


#9
Fine silver granules and 22k gold granules are available from
SPM.com. Rio carries Argentium sterling granules. 

Sorry I listed an incorrect address for SPM. The correct address is:

SPM (Semiconductor Packaging Materials Co., Inc)
1 Labriola Court, Armonk, NY 10504-1336
(914) 273-5500 Fax: (914) 273-2065
http://www.sempck.com

Nancy
www.psi-design.com


#10

Hello

If I were you, I'd re-think the value of having 925 sterling
granules because fine silver granules or Argentium sterling
granules are far superior even on 925 sterling sheet metal. Fine
silver granules and 22k gold granules are available from SPM.com.
Rio carries Argentium sterling granules. 

regarding granulation supplies a web address of spm.com was given by
someone, this leads to a pest control site. Can anyone give the
correct web address please. Or any other source for 18ct 22ct and
sterling granulation beads.

Thanks
Phil W