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In 1996 I started out with simple designs and lots of seed beads.
It wasn't very long before I had the desire to start wire wrapping.
I didn't start out with copper, brass or cheap metal like i was supposed to.
NO, No, No
I started off with lots of Sterling Silver wire.
I was so determined to excel that expense of the wire didn't scare me.
2012 I taught myself to solder silver.
Shortly thereafter I soldered 14k gold for the 1st time and I fell in love.
Currently I work with a wide variety of metals to create my jewelry:
Argentium Silver, Sterling Silver, 14K Solid Gold, Gold-Filled, Copper and Brass.

My beaded jewelry is strung on a very heavy duty yet flexable and kink resistant 49-strand stainless steel cable.
All of my pre-made clasps are sterling silver.
I never use plated metal clasps or base metal components.

Please take comfort in knowing that all items are made with love and care and an incredible attention to detail along with a desire to make the very best quality product possible.

I believe in a gold old fashioned well made high quality product and the best possible customer service to go with it.
I've been keeping all my customers happy since 1996 and with our good Lord willin' I'm gonna keep on doin' it for many more years to come!

Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How do you make your jewelry and what kind of materials do you use?
2. Do you use precious metals when wire wrapping and soldering?
3. How is your beadweaving better than others?
4. How do I know what size to buy?
5. I am all the time loosing one of my earrings, do you have a solution?
6. What are you shipping and handling procedures?
7. Is my personal information safe with you?
8. What if I do not want to purchase through PayPal?

Jewelry Components and Construction
I take pride in my work and I create the very best possible products for you.
Look for the ‘B’ on every necklace, bracelet or anklet I make. I have been hand stamping my logo on every item I have made since 1998 on the chain tag or quality tag.
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No shortcuts for me. I painstakingly pay attention to detail in order to make the best quality jewelry possible. I don't stop until I feel it's perfect.

Most all necklaces, bracelets and anklets are strung on Accuflex, 49 strands of stainless steel wire cable coated with either clear of colored nylon. I carry the 3 largest widths and depending on the application I use the thickest possible. I have tested the stainless steel cable from other manufactures and have found Accuflex to be superior. It is supple and feels luxurious while being kink resistant but not kink proof. It will not shrink and very minimal stretching. This cable is very durable and long lasting. I use sterling silver, 14k gold or gold-filled findings (the stuff that makes jewelry wearable like clasps, jump rings and crimp beads).

I make sure all of my connections are sound and secure. I check and double check for any possible flaws in my craftsmanship. I do everything in my power to make sure that your jewelry will stand up to everyday wear. I understand that nothing can last forever and there is nothing on the face of the earth that is indestructible but I will do my best to make sure that your jewelry will be made the very best quality humanly possible.

I am very selective when I purchase materials to make jewelry with. I like to design with natural gemstones, fresh water pearls, abalone, and swarovski crystals. It is getting increasingly difficult to find gemstones that have not been treated* in some fashion or another. Some methods used in the gemstone industry are heat treating, dyeing, stabilizing, coating, oiling, irradiating, chemical treatment, or some other means of enhancement to make the final product look better. These are better explained in the Gemstone Glossary page. I do have some man-made and some dyed beads and I will make it a point to let you know exactly what you are buying.

I upgraded all my hand tools in the past few years from the economy tools to Lindstrom tools. I feel these tools have helped me take my skill to the next level, so to speak.

Metals Used While Wire Wrapping, Wire Sculpting and Soldering
I work with a wide variety of metals including base metals like copper and brass, argentium silver, sterling silver, yellow gold filled, rose gold filled, 10k gold, 14k gold, 18k gold, and on rare occassion 22k gold. When available, I like to work with yellow, white, palladium white, rose and green golds in 14k and 18k golds.

Argentium® Sterling Silver is a modern sterling silver alloy which modifies the traditional alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) by replacing some of the copper with the metalloid germanium. As it retains the 92.5% silver content of the traditional alloy, it is still referred to as sterling silver. With 93.5% pure silver, Argentium meets the legal standard to be quality-marked as 925 Sterling Silver.
All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd.
Argentium’s unique formulation enhances the appearance of the silver, giving an incredible natural brightness and lustrous beauty that outshines white gold, platinum and even traditional sterling silver.
Finished jewellery made in Argentium is harder, stronger and more durable than traditional sterling silver. This means that Argentium silver articles are more resistant to damage from scratches, denting and deformation - this is particularly beneficial for jewellery items that are regularly worn.

Pure gold is too soft for everyday wear, so it is alloyed with a mixture of metals like silver, copper, nickel, and zinc to give it strength and durability. Karatage, denoted by a number followed by "k" indicates purity, or how much of the metal in a piece of jewelry is gold. Karatage is expressed in 24ths, making 24k gold, 100% gold.
curiosity lad me to find the following alloy information on the refinery's website:

10k gold is composed of 41.8% pure gold and 58.2% of other metals.
10k Yellow Gold contains of 41.8% pure gold + 6%-12% silver + 40%-50% copper + 3%-6% zinc + .05% other
10k White Gold contains 41.8% gold + 0-5% silver + 30%-35% copper + 8%-9% zinc + 15%-20% nickel
14k gold is composed of 58.48% gold and 41.52% of other metals.
14k Yellow Gold contains 58.48% gold + 8%-10% + silver+ 28%-30% copper + 2%-5% zinc
14k Rose (Pink) Gold contains 58.48% gold + 0-3% silver + 38%-42%copper + 0% zinc
14k Green Gold contains 58.48% gold + 33%-36% silver + 2%-7% copper + 0-2% zinc
14k White Gold contains 58.48% gold + 0-5% silver + 28%-30% copper + 2%-5% zinc + 9%-15% nickel
14k palladium white gold contains 58.48% gold + 18%-22% palladium + 18%-22% silver + 0% copper + 0-2% zinc
18k gold is composed of 75% gold, which is alloyed with other metals to make it strong enough for everyday wear.
18k Yellow Gold contains 75.15% gold + 14%-16% silver + 9%-11% copper + 0-2% zinc
18k White Gold contains 75.15% gold + 0-4% silver + 1%-3% copper + 4%-6% zinc + 16%-18% nickel
22k Yellow Gold contains 91.817% gold + 4%-5% silver + 2%-4% copper + 0% zinc

With regard to nickel allergies, according to some sources, roughly 10–12% of women and 6% of men experience an allergy to nickel. the allergy is not caused by the nickel itself, but rather by the nickel salts that are formed when the metal comes into contact with our perspiration; the reaction usually results in a rash or inflammation of the skin at the point of contact.
• 14k yellow, 14k green and 14k rose (pink) gold have no nickel added.
• 14k white gold and 18k white gold routinely has nickel added, but it is possible to make white gold with palladium, instead of adding nickel. Palladium White Gold is more expensive than traditional white gold.

please note: customers within the european union: please be aware that all rose / pink gold materials sold by are in compliance with EU regulation EN1811-2011.

please note: Customers within the European Union: Please be aware that white gold contains nickel and may not be in compliance with EU regulation EN1811-2011.

please note: any items with white gold have not been rhodium plated so therefore this product contains a chemical, nickel, known to the state of california to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm.

Gold Filled, or gold overlay, is made by heat- and pressure-bonding a thin layer of 14k or 12k gold to a brass core. The 1/20 notations refers to the ratio of karat gold to brass core by weight, which is 5/%.
Karat gold covers the brass surface, making it tarnish-resistant.
The value of gold-filled is greater than gold-plated because gold-filled has an actual layer of karat gold, not just a microscopic film.
All of Beads By Becky's and's products meet federal quality standards. Therefore you get to enjoy the rich look of gold at a fraction of the cost.

Brass, also known as Jeweler's Bronze, Jeweler's Brass, Red Brass or Merlin's Gold. This brass is CDA #230 alloy (85% copper and 15% zinc). Jeweler's Brass is a great color match to 14k Yellow Gold.

Copper is 99.9% pure jewelry quality copper.

Bead Weaving
For my woven or stitched jewelry I prefer to use either Silamide or Fireline depending on the application.
Throughout the jewelry making industry most beaders use Nymo, but in my experience Silamide is far superior. Don’t get me wrong, Nymo is a very good quality beading thread, I just think that Silamide makes the finished product better and longer wearing.

Another thing that I do different is the fact that when I finish off the end, I do not simply tie a knot and cut or glue or burn. These leave an end prone to come untied, or break. I, instead, will take the remaining tail of thread and work it back through the beads all the way though to the other end at least one time, sometimes twice more, depending on the strength that I’m looking for. This process doubles the work time but its worth the time and effort. The extra width of thread in the hole makes the beads align and fall into place better, its more secure and stable to the touch, it by far wears longer and there are no loose ends to come undone.

Jewelry Sizes
Anklets and bracelets, they are pretty much the same just assembled to different lengths depending on the person's size. During the past 10 years I have sold every ¼” increment of from 5" to 12 1/2" for either bracelets or anklets. Sure I could make standard sizes only but that would make so very many of you unhappy because 'it' just wouldn't fit. So let me give you a few tips to help you decide what length to buy, whether it be for you or for some one else.

Ladies Bracelets: Extra small: 6” Small: 6 ½” Standard, Medium, Average: 7” Large: 7 ½” to 8” Extra large: 8 ½”

Ladies Anklets: Extra small:8 ½” Small: 9” Standard, Medium, Average: 9 ½” Large: 10 to 10 ½” Extra large: 10 ½” to 11” Double Extra Large: 11 to 12”

Ladies Chokers: Extra Small: 10” Small: 11” Standard, Medium, Average: 12” Large: 13” to 14” Extra Large 15” to 16”

Mens bracelets: Small: 7” Standard, Medium, Average: 8” Large: 8 ½” Extra Large: 9”

Mens anklets: Small: 9” to 9 ½” Standard, Medium, Average: 10” Large: 10 1/2 to 11” Extra Large: 11” to 12”

Small childrens bracelets: 5” to 7”
Small childrens anklets: 6” to 9”
Childrens chokers: Small: 9” Standard, Medium, Average: 10” to 11” Large: 11” to 12”

Fitting children is tricky. Some can have adult sized wrists and ankles with out the height and some have smaller than average wrists and ankles even if they are over weight or large for their age. The same goes for adults.

You can measure jewelry you already have or you can tie a piece of yarn or heavy cord to the desired tightness. Tighten the knot then cut the cord and measure.

Upon request I will be happy to include a small package of rubber earring backs with your purchase of earrings. To use them, simply slide the little rubber plug over the tip of the ear wire just after you get it through then slide it up along the length until it is in a comfortable position hiding behind your ear lobe. The little rubber earring backs will prevent your earrings from accidentally falling out and getting lost. Since the earring backs are so small and they are easy to loose AND you will have extra for the earrings you already own, I will send you plenty of extras. If you replace the earring back on the tip of the earring wire, after taking the earrings off of course, the backs won’t get lost and it will remind you to use them each time you put your earrings on.

Shipping and Handling
All domestic purchase will be shipped First Class Postage via USPS for $3.25 per package. I will be happy to combine multiple items in the same package.
Please contact me for all over seas rates.

Privacy Policy
When I was a young teenager I would work/help my grandparents in their small business. They owned Duncan's Pharmacy in downtown North Little Rock, AR. There I learned first hand how to treat a customer, the ole' fashioned way! They taught me the value of making sure that your customer is treated with the respect and service that they deserve. I bring this value with me to this business. I will never sell or give your information to anyone else. I do not keep your information in my computer or any where else.

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My Promise To You
Infinite sizes are available. No wrist, ankle or neck too small or large.
Wide variety of styles, colors, designs, gemstones and precious metals are in stock.
I have been satisfying hard too please customers since 1996.
No shortcuts for me.
I painstakingly pay attention to detail in order to make the best quality jewelry possible.
I don't stop until I feel it's perfect.
If my jewelry doesn't look good on you, then neither one of us are happy.
Let me adorn your body with beads!

Your Personal Jewelry Designer,
Becky Berger Haner

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