I am looking for a supplier of sterling silver pin backs. The type
that comes as one piece rather than those that come in about three
or four pieces which take too long to attach. I bought some nice
ones in Rome a few years ago but the catalogues I have, Swest and Rio
Grande don’t have them. Any suggestions? I don’t live in the US so
can’t phone any place and will need addresses of suppliers. Also does
anyone have any great ideas on making strong but easy brooch pin
backs? I have searched in many jewelry making books but the types
they suggest never work well for expensive or heavy brooches. I did
read about using stainless steel for the pin part but wondered if
that wasn’t making the brooch ‘cheap’ Opinions?
Sharron in Saigon waiting for the afternoon down pouring of rain.