Frosted Leaves Findings and Materials

Frosted Leaves Findings and Materials

Jewelry findings are those pieces that connect and finish a piece of jewelry. Frosted Leaves uses high quality jump rings, French hooks, ear threads, Venetian box chain, curb chain, lobster clasps, needle clasps, bookmark blanks and handmade wire hangers with glass lampwork beads to create earrings, necklaces, pins, bookmarks and suncatchers that are each one-of-a-kind.

 

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GOLD

 * Frosted Leaves are REAL leaves & cones that have been handpicked, dried, and electroplated with 24kt gold over a copper paint base then sprayed with an art sealant to protect the finish

French Hooks are 14kt gold-filled 21 gauge (.7 mm) wire. Gold-filled has a small center core of metal (usually brass) with a very thick layer of gold bonded over it. This layer is so thick that it will not wear off like gold plated does. Gold-filled has 100 times more gold than gold plated and is considered ‘lifetime’ jewelry. It is the next best thing to solid gold.

Ear Threads are 3 inch 14 kt gold-filled 20 gauge (.8 mm) Venetian box chain

18 inch Necklaces are 14 kt gold-filled 1 mm Venetian box chain with a lobster or spring clasp

Suncatcher (or tree ornament) hangers are handmade with gold plated wire and a handmade glass lampwork bead

* Bookmarks are gold plated and each has a handmade glass lampwork bead

* Pins: Pins have gold plated needle clasps glued directly to the leaf.

 

SILVER

* Frosted Leaves are REAL leaves & cones that have been handpicked, dried, and electroplated with fine silver (99.9% pure silver) over a copper paint base then sprayed with an art sealant to protect the finish and discourage tarnish

 * French Hooks are sterling silver 21 gauge (.7 mm) wire. Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of another metal, usually copper, used to create strength. Quality sterling silver is stamped 925 to indicate it meets the sterling silver industry standard.

 * Ear Threads are 3 inch sterling silver 20 gauge (.8 mm) Venetian box chain

 * 18 inch Necklaces are sterling silver 1 mm Venetian box chain with a spring clasp

 * Suncatcher (or tree ornament) hangers are handmade with silver plated wire and a handmade glass lampwork bead

 * Bookmarks are silver plated and each has a handmade glass lampwork bead

* Pins: Pins have silver plated needle clasps glued directly to the leaf.

 

COPPER

* Frosted Leaves are REAL leaves & cones that have been handpicked, dried and electroplated with burnished copper over a copper paint base then sprayed with an art sealant to protect the finish and discourage tarnish

 * French Hooks are 20 gauge (.8 mm) surgical stainless steel with wrapped copper wire accents. Surgical stainless steel is recommended for sensitive ears.

* 18 inch Necklaces are solid copper curb chain 1.75mm wide, with a plated copper lobster clasp

 * Suncatcher (or tree ornament) hangers are handmade with copper plated wire and a handmade glass lampwork bead

 * Bookmarks are copper plated and each has a handmade glass lampwork bead

* Pins: Pins have copper plated needle clasps glued directly to the leaf.