Sunday, 12 September 2010

Wish Bracelets - Additional Information ..... Thread/Cord & Charms - Buying From Hong Kong & China

For the bracelets featured today I have used a soft red cotton knitting thread - which if worn constantly has lasted between 2 - 4 weeks. However, I have since bought a reel of 0.5mm red waxed cotton from the e-bay seller below as I thought that would be a little more durable and professional looking. I got a 100m reel but the lady does sell smaller quantaties in lots of different colours.  It came within days and the seller has excellent feedback.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/0-5mm-x-10-Metres-WAXED-COTTON-CORD-RED-/380255415087?pt=UK_Crafts_JewelleryMaking_GL&hash=item5888fd2b2f

There are thousands of Tibetan silver charms at reasonable prices on e-bay but the array can be daunting .... The best thing to do is search for specific themes, I wanted snowflakes and stars ....and bought what I thought was the best value.

The "best buy" charms are from China and Hong Kong, where you can buy 50 charms for the same price of 20 identical ones in UK and often with free P & P. At first I was a little wary and crossed my fingers as I pressed the "pay now" button, but touch wood I have never been let down, but they do take several weeks to get here.  I see at the moment you can get 50 assorted snowflake/christmas charms for £3.24 (free P & P).

3 comments:

triciasconfetti said...

You always do such amazing things with so little and a reasonable cost too. You greatly inspire me to have a go. Go to my blog for a little something in recognition of that.
x Tricia

misteejay said...

Thank you for this info Helen, the bracelets are such a lovely idea for little 'extras'.

Toni :o)

Debsg said...

Thanks for the links and the bracelets are lovely.