Stainless steel is not that well known as a beading metal. Well it is getting more popular and people like you are now buying more and more stainless steel for their designs. You will never have to make apologies for why the chain tarnished so quickly. It is a must in more humid climates. It is used to make surgical instruments. Yet, this industrial material is now used in delicate jewelry design. Stainless steel is strong and has an attractive grey color that is finished in shiny or matte.
What are the physical Properties of Stainless Steel?
Stainless steel contains at least 10% chromium and, depending on the grade of the stainless steel, it may include smaller percentages of nickel, molybdenum, titanium, niobium and other metals. The percentage of chromium is significant because chromium combines with oxygen to form a thin, invisible layer of chrome-containing oxide. This protective layer is what makes stainless steel "stainless." It is extremely resistant to corrosion. By using stainless steel findings, you are providing non corrosive long wear and industrial-grade strength to your designs.
Benefits: The stainless steel jumprings are tougher and will take more strength to open and close but they will not open and none of your designs will break. You can advertise this as a benefit and sell your designs for more and people will come back because they will tell others of the good quality.
You should definitely use this if you live at the sea because it is not plated and the stainless will not tarnish If you make keyrings you should use stainless steel because the jumprings are less likely to open and can take heavy wear and are often used in mens jewellery
According to the Mayo Clinic health website, surgical-grade stainless steel may contain some nickel but it's generally considered hypoallergenic for most people. This means that people with allergies are less likely to be affected by earrings made with stainless steel. It still contains some nickel in the steel.
Where is the stainless steel on the Silver Hills Gems website
You can just enter the words stainless in the quick search window to see all the stainless steel findings we have for sale. Stainless steel
You can also search in the categories. The categories that has stainless steel will have a subcategory with "stainless steel" as a choice