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Topic: Where to find faceted briolette beads?  (Read 1010 times)
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« on: October 25, 2012 06:51:37 AM »

I really like the stormy seas necklace that anthropologie sold a while ago. I would like to make one myself but can't find the beads. I realize that people sell them on etsy but I'd prefer to make one. I'm looking for teardrop shaped faceted briolette beads with a hole through the top face and not the side. I've done a google search and looked at my local craft stores and can't find them. I found clear and black at JoAnn's but they are on the small side. All of the beads I have found online are drilled through the side. I have seen a few tutorials where people paint the clear kind with nail polish or acrylic craft paint but I question how well that will hold up. I also would prefer that they be somewhat semi transparent. I'm looking for a turquoise or orange, any ideas on where to look? They must exist because the people on etsy making necklaces have them.

Here is a picture of what I'm looking for.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012 10:25:59 AM »

Hi! Have you checked Etsy for these? Many Etsy sellers have unique supplies that you just can't find in local craft stores.

« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012 06:53:39 PM »

just like lauren, i recommend etsy.

doing a search for faceted briolettes turned up these:







someone, somewhere on easy should have the kind of briolettes you are looking for.  if not, check out firemountain gems at http://www.firemountaingems.com

i hope you are able to find them!
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013 04:36:10 PM »

I've actually found a couple of places that sell them. Although some not necessarily the opaque ones like in the picture, cause I'm looking for those as well. Here is what I did find of that particular kind, and some others:

 Grin Perfect----->http://www.etsy.com/shop/Annjewelrystore?section_id=11922864 and http://www.etsy.com/listing/111720846/20-jet-black-teardrop-chandelier








 Huh BTW, I seriously don't know why its so friggin' hard to find these! It seems like ALL of the shops on Etsy, etc. have NO problem with getting a good supply, and I feel weird asking another shop owner where she gets her supply from. I don't want her thinking I'm trying to steal her customers away or anything. Personally, I've been doing the whole hand-paint those clear ones, which I got here  http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/large-clear-gem-drop-garland-920363/ , but that's quite time consuming to be totally honest with you. It's fine for that personal touch or hand-crafted touch, but then you have to up the price based on the time you took to paint it all and I don't want to do that if I don't have to.

If you find any, I'd like to know as well!
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