Does anyone know a source for stainless steel tie tack posts and pin
stems? I've noticed that all my nickel findings tarnish after
several years. When this happens they loose their polish and no
longer move nicely through the fabric they are pinned on. It's
difficult to re-polish them when they are attached to a glass brooch.
So, I often now use 14k yellow or white gold. With current gold
prices I am looking for alternatives, but I haven't found them. I
don't like plated findings since I generally refinish commercial
findings before I use them.
Why doesn't someone making these things switch from nickel to
stainless? Seems like a superior alternative.
Does anyone know a source for stainless steel findings like these?
All I've found is earposts and piercing accessories.