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craftycakelady
« on: January 17, 2009 08:01:53 PM »

Hi all!

I am new here and want so much to learn to make jewelry.  Can anyone recommend online stores to buy supplies, beads, findings, wire, etc?

I went into the local craft stores with a list from books I have here and had a hard time finding the items needed.  Thank you for your assistance.


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Circlesofstone
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009 06:57:10 AM »

Start with these:

www.firemountaingems.com

www.rings-things.com

www.shipwreckbeads.com

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Mr.R
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009 04:57:47 AM »

http://www.artbeads.com/
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Tamarama
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009 11:58:38 AM »

I like http://www.artbeads.com/ too.  http://www.fusionbeads.com/ is my favorite.  Both of these have free shipping and no minimum order.  The shipping is faster at Fusionbeads.com and  in most cases they let you order the exact # of beads you need.  http://www.beadaholique.com/ is good too and their shipping charges are reasonable.

I find that for the things I usually buy (firepolished beads, silver beads & wire) Fire Mountain tends to be more on the expensive side.  They do have good customer service, though.

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kraftd
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009 10:06:06 AM »

I'd also recommend artbeads and fusionbeads. Accessoriessusan.com has a lot of vintage stuff, and she also has no shipping and no minimum order.
Customer service at all 3 places is great. In fact, I just had an instance where I ordered 3 clasps from artbeads, and they only sent 1. I called CS, and even though I told them there was no hurry, they sent the other two priority mail (4.59 extra cost for them!). I was really impressed.
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derivativeofu
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009 08:25:39 AM »

I second Fire Mountain. It's the only one I've ever used for buying online, but I really love them.

I, however, am excited to try some of these with free shipping... :p
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laes43
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009 09:32:21 AM »

I don't buy online often, but when i have it's usually at www.beadbabe.com
I've never had a problem.
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BeadHead
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2009 04:03:16 PM »

I get all of my online beads from www.fusionbeads.com.
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