I'm not sure if this would be considered the proper place for what I
want to know. In short, I am thinking about ordering some items
from either Fire Mountain Gems, Urban Maille Chain Works, or Tripps.
In the past, I think all of these places have been listed in the
header of the Ganoksin digest. If anyone has experience (good, bad,
or otherwise) with any of these companies, I would like to hear
about your opinion of the company.
Ganoksin's "Guide to Industry Web Sites" offers a platform for
sharing experiences dealing with suppliers and services.
By way of introduction, I am a retired aeronautics company metal
worker. I have experience in handling small, detailed parts and
items. I also have experience in different forms of what some could
call "designer art." I work with leather both in wearable items
(handbags, slippers, and billfolds), and in more custom items. Some
of what I plan on making could incorporate leather, silver (or
gold), and precious stones (tourquois, rubies, saphires, etc.).
Thank you for the