In my never ending quest for beads, findings & jewelry supplies, I have decided to compile a list of all the places I have found and those that folks have recommended to me. I’ll try to break them down by specialty and what their “deals” are. At this time, I’m not going to go into specific Etsy (except the Supply team) or Art Fire sellers, though there are GREAT places on both to find things.
Please feel free to add any of your own in the “Comments” section.
do I love this place. It’s local to me so I have to support them!
Awesome selection of findings here – not your average stuff. Also,
very cool metalsmithing, felting, paper arts and mixed media supplies.
They have pretty much everything you need. A tiny bit pricier than
some of my other links, but their quality is A+.
The Beadin’ Path They’re out of Freeport, Maine so you know they’re good! Free shipping on orders over $25 and a free gift with every purchase. They also offer a monthly Bead Club which is really cool. Totally awesome selection of vintage beads and findings. Love them!
Happy Mango Beads Free
shipping in the US. This is one of the coolest online retailers. I
absolutely love their selection of DIFFERENT kinds of beads. If I had
the cash, I would buy tons of their Ancient Roman beads! They also
have recycled glass beads which are hard to find and totally rad.
Huge selection of rare and exotics.
Shipwreck Beads Offers
a flat rate shipping, not based on weight. I consider Shipwreck one of
my “Big Three”. They have everything you could imagine for jewelry
supplies. Lots and lots of antiqued copper which makes me very happy.
So many different types of beads I literally get lost on their page
Fire Mountain Gems Another
of my “Big Three”. Their greatest appeal is their mix and match
pricing discounts. Also have a flat rate shipping policy not based on
weight. They don’t have a lot of antiqued copper or brass which is a
Lima Beads The
last of my “Big Three”. A little bit more expensive but I have found
their quality excellent. Gorgeous gemstones and great findings as
well. Fun website which will keep you busy for hours.
Rings &Things Really
good selection of findings at wholesale prices. They do have a $25
minimum and a processing fee but this keeps their prices low. I love
the break down of categories on their site – makes for easy shopping.
Also a good section of resources. Make sure to check out their
“Specialty Finish” section – it’s super cool.
A Beaded Affair Discounts start on all purchases over $50.00 and the percentage saved increases the more you buy!!
Brightlings Beads Free shipping within 24 hours in USA for orders over $25.00. Extensive selection of Swarovski. They offer basic Design Ideas which include a handy shopping list. Prices seem very reasonable and downright cheap for some things.
Austin Gem and Bead Beads and only beads. Gemstones, glass, pearls, ceramics. Good prices and great selection of gemstones.
Talisman Beads FREE Shipping On Domestic Orders Over $50. Pretty extensive set of gemstones and fun selection of Vintage beads.
Le Cotillon Arts & Crafts, Books & Magazines, Games, Toys. Supplies for just about every genre of crafting.
The Etsy Supply Street Team A group of supply sellers on Etsy. Great stuff, great prices and you’re supporting Etsians!
Beadaholique They offer anything you can imagine for jewelry making with a very extensive list of popular brands. Good prices on bulk chain and findings. Lots of brass and copper which has become my gauge for some reason!
Artbeads Free shipping on all orders with an upgrade to priority at $75 order. Has a really cool “Learning Center” with project ideas for lots of different crafts.
FusionBeads Much like Artbeads to me as far as appearance. Also offers free shipping with no minimum. Their stand out feature is the Beading Techniques section which is really helpful.
Gemini Dreams Offers good selection of “basic” beading and jewelry making materials. Offers wholesale prices for bulk amounts.
A few others to check out: