Need some advice from my crafty jewelry friends! I made a custom bracelet for a customer back in april. She loved my stuff and asked if i could make her something in all silver, which is something i normally don't do but i'm willing to make anything if i can. The metals I use in my jewelry are not great metals, they're just silver plated (if using silver) and I think anyone could assume that by my prices. I charged her $15 for this bracelet. I went out and bought all of the silver beads (all from hobby lobby). and the bracelet turned out really great. Fast forward to now... she messaged me and said all of the beads have already tarnished what we could about it. I asked for a photo and she send me one.. basically all of the silver has worn off and now the beads are orange. that was bizarre to me. I've had cheap jewelry before but nothing that turned orange and in a matter of a couple months. So i offered her money back or I said i could look into option of trying to recreate it in sterling. but i told her I would have to charge her more money if we went with sterling because it was so expensive and that's why i normally didn't make jewelry with it. she said she would like to see what i find in sterling. well i'm having a terrible time even finding beads that are similar... i'm still going to look... but i'm wondering if there are any other metals out there that i should look for?? just seems like stuff is slim pickings if you don't want the silver plated stuff.