Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Supply Shopping (because what else would you rather do on a Saturday)

From the Beading Daily Facebook Page

Have you broken this particular New Year's resolution yet? No? Well, let us be enablers then. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite dealers suppliers for assembling our handmade components into finished jewelry. 

Rio Grande: We love  the one stop shopping and the large selection of tools and supplies at Rio. Shipping is very quick and the customer service is excellent. 

Monsterslayer: Great source of wire and sheet metal. 

Arte Bella Surplus: Melissa loves to shop here for Czech glass

Fivesisters: Another great shop for Czech glass. 

Beads of Cambay and Dakota: Jenny loves to buy gemstones from these two shops because the quality is very reliable and they have a variety of cuts and shapes of stones. 

Primitive Earth Beads: Diana says she shops for chain from this online supplier. 

Fusion Beads: Great for buying small quantities when you need just enough to finish a project. 

Hands of the Hills: Great selection of ethnic beads. 

Rings & Things: a little bit of everything including gems, chain, findings

Unkamen Supplies: Kristi likes to buy jump rings and niobium ear wires from this shop on etsy. 

Smitten Beads: Joanne loves this UK based shop, especially for the wooden beads

Cookson Gold: Joanne jokingly (I think...) said she spends a few dollars each month at this shop.

Nunn Design: According to Jenny, Nunn Design offers excellent quality base metal chains and bezels with attractive antiqued finishes that last. The bezels are heavy, sturdy, and don't look cheap with a wide variety of bezel shapes and sizes. Bonus...the minimum wholesale order is low. 

Yuki Designs: This Etsy shop, which is based in Montreal, is a favorite of both Kristi and Linda. 

Hope you've found some new favorites...I have. Which means I will probably be spending money I swore I wouldn't. Happy shopping and definitely tell us about some of your favorite supply shops in the comments and why they are your favorites. 

-Jen Cameron





9 comments :

  1. Thank you for all of these wonderful links of dealers, er, suppliers! I had not heard of a few of them!

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    1. No problem! Hope you have fun exploring new shops :-)

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  2. Oh yes, because I don't have enough bookmarked and favorited....:)
    Now I'm off to check out the ones I've not heard of before!

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    1. HA! You're welcome! And trust me, I was spending money as I was writing the post, darnit!

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  3. You are truely evil Ms Cameron! I am not going to buy anything else (to make jewellery with )until after feb 20th!

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    1. I can't help what I am... What happens Feb 20th?

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  4. My two resolutions were to lose 20 pounds by June 30 (laughing) and to use what I already have in my stash and in my library (still laughing).

    I rely on https://whimbeads.com/ because they don't sell dyed beads and recommend http://www.magpiegemstones.com/ because Szarka has such cool stuff that's fairly priced and is an honest, very decent person. Both ship their merchandise like lightening.

    Thank you for the names of more vendors!

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  5. Ummmm......definitely more than a few dollars a month at Cookson Gold! You really don't want to know how much I've just placed an order for! My excuse is that I have to have suitable materials for my private tuition students. I do like Cooksons though as if you order before 3pm they dispatch the same day.

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  6. Considering I just found a stash - no, a hoard of beads from last fall. Untouched. I am on a restriction. But this is a great resource! Thanks Jen!

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