Although crafters and beadweavers are mainly focused on beads for their handmade jewelry, we still use metal findings for closures, clasps, earrings, chains for necklaces and bails for pendants so it is important to know what type of plated jewelry findings we use should use so that our handmade jewelry will last a long time.
When making jewelry, we always prefer silver or gold findings but after reading about Rhodium, I would prefer using this type of plated jewelry findings.
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Although pure Rhodium is not advisable for making jewelry but as a plating to other precious metals, rhodium enhances the durability of the metal. It gives the metal more shine and luster, making your handmade jewelry look more glamorous. Rhodium plating also protects the metal, making such findings tarnish resistant and will not corrode. It is important for handmade jewelry for the findings to be tarnish-resistant because to replace a tarnished clasp or end closures would mean to dismantle the handmade jewelry because end closures are sewn with the beads. Yes, there are other ways to prevent jewelry findings to tarnish, but just like with health, prevention is better than cure. It’s better to use a very reliable finding that will last long.
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Each of us has our own preferences on what material to use but learning more about the material we use can be a lot of help.
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