Hobbycraft Supply Service
Do It Yourself Jewelry Catalog

From the late 1940's through the 1970's there were jewelry companies who supplied the material and kits so people could make their own jewelry. These companies encouraged women, in particular, to make the jewelry and then sell it to family and friends. Samantha, of "Crown Jewels @ RubyLane", has kindly allowed me to feature her photos of this Hobbycraft Supply Service catalog on RCJ.   You will notice some designs in the catalog were based on popular designs from mainline costume jewelry companies.  The company was located at 208 N. Wells St., Chicago 6, Ill.

Please contact Dotty at   jewels@illusionjewels.com   if you have more information on this company, or if you have old jewelry catalogs or other jewelry paper items you would like to share on RCJ.

Make Your Own Costume Jewelry


Introduction continued

Benefit 5 Ways From Jewelcraft

How & Where To Sell

Ordering Instructions




Figural Pins
note # 840




Drops, Findings, Glue


Heavy Rhodium Plate

Earwire Prices

Earwire, Pins Prices

Pins, Pendants, Drops Prices

Drops, Sets, Bracelets Prices

Rhinestone Prices

Envelop to recipient

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