Sterling silver findings are expensive.  No kidding, right? But using top quality and beautiful pewter findings such as those from TierraCast is the best solution.  Their components and findings are tested for safety compliance so you can be assured these are lead free.

This is a wholesale company so you can purchase their components from jewelry suppliers or get many of the components online here.

TierraCast comes up with new collections all the time.  I received samples from their latest as shown below.  They do offer many different plating choices. Some include silver, gold and antique brass.

If you look carefully, there are their clever bails which resemble guru beads.  They are SOOOO much easier to use when making mala necklaces - see my past post on Easy Mala Necklace and Bracelet Using TierraCast's Guru Beads.

This close up of their hook sets show the wonderful texture which gives the impression of hammered metal.
Among the samples were three metal flag charms in three different finishes.  So I put them altogether - with gold plated rondelles in between - to make this bunting necklace. A simple design which is still effective even though I had only 1 of each color!  I used a TierraCast charm from a previous review to add to the back of the necklace.

If you'd like to win this giveaway for TierraCast's Soulful Spirit Collection (as pictured below) worth approximately $75 retail, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

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This giveaway is international.

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It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, March 19, 2018. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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I used natural light, my iPhone 6S with Camera+ app and the Modahaus TS400 tabletop studio (no longer available)  for final design and product photography.