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Dharmasabha
« on: August 29, 2007 05:07:09 PM »

For those of you into beading, do you know of any good bead stores in the vancouver area?  There's country beads on W. 4th, and I think there's one on Granville Island.  Other than that I know that you can sometimes luck out at Walmart, Michaels, or dollar stores.  Any other suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007 08:39:09 PM »

there's a bead store on main around 28th or 29th i think.... it's mostly natural stones, but they have some really beautiful stuff.

and yeah, there's beadworks on granville island.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007 12:07:23 AM »

Dressew ^__^ one of my favourite store, they have lots of interesting stuff too.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007 10:57:55 AM »

There's a place downtown that sells strands of semi-precious beads....   It's around the Richards and Hastings area.   Wish I could remember the actual location or the name but I always come across it randomly as I'm walking.

AHa - here it is:
479 Richards St
http://www.kimdoly.com/shop/

Also : The Douglas Trading Post on Granville St  has some beads, I think.   

And there's a woman who sells beads at the Vancouver Flea market every weekend (quite cheap, especially the stuff on sale): www.beadsbeadsbeads.biz
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007 05:15:08 PM »

By far the best place for semi-precious, I think, is Rockabout in Richmond, Steveston to be specific. It's a hassle to get to on transit, but is well worth it. Because they're a lapidary supple store, as well, they purchase lots of semi-precious stones and then charge the customers only a small mark-up from what they themselves paid for it. So there are some fantastic deals there sometimes, although the prices won't always be consistent from visit to visit. I've gotten strands there for easily half of what they charge at Country beads if not more. They're also easily the cheapest I've found sterling silver findings and beads in the Vancouver area. I only go to country beads for stuff that I can't find at Rockabout or at Alexander's bead emporium in seattle, or if i need something ASAP, or need just a few stones of something, as they carry some singles. But their prices are soooo high.

http://www.rockaboutgems.com/beaders.htm
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2008 04:00:54 AM »

Anyone know where I can get cheap plastic bead and charms? (the ones that are usually striped) Everywhere I look I see glass, crystal, stone beads and such  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2008 09:59:34 PM »

Try Walmart? They're the most reliable source for those lesser quality beads. Michaels might have some.
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008 02:13:07 PM »

  Hello, by far the cheapest bead place(and most selection), is it a place called Capilano Rock and Gem in North Vancouver.  They do retail and wholesale and are a lot cheaper then beadworks or country beads (they ship things in in larger quantities so they can give better prices).  They have horrible service but if you can put up with that it's worth it to go.  They also have jewellery and silversmithing supplies, a large selection of sterling silver wire sheet and casting grain,  lapidary supplies, every kind of mineral specimen you can think of including fossils and loose stones for setting.
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2008 08:36:24 PM »

I've heard that the capilano gem place also gives wholesale prices to people with business numbers, but I'm not sure how detailed that process is.
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2008 12:03:13 AM »

There is a new location (in addition to the old one) for Kimdoly Beads (http://www.kimdoly.com/ )

On Denman St. (at Barclay)

Haven't been in yet...
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