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moobaa
« on: July 05, 2004 07:59:07 PM »

I thought I'd start this thread to help out.... well, people like me, so here it is

I live in Lithgow and let me tell you that being a spontaneous crafting person, who sees something and wants to make it then and there is terrible!
There is hardly any crafting supplies here! and what is here is way over priced! I have to go to either Bathurst (40min drive) or Penrith (bit over an hour) to get my supplies. I can't afford the fuel to do this all the time!

So I have taken in the "order online" bug and I must say that this little bug really is fast becoming a very good friend! Freight is cheaper than fuel! You get surprises in the mail, well you should know what you're getting but it's still exciting! The only drawback is you have to wait  Sad

Anyway I thought we could all get together and help the "crafting Isolated" people by telling each other where we buy our crafting supplies from online.

I do beadwork so here's the places I've ordered from and had no trouble....

http://www.ozbeads.com/
Based in Queensland, reasonable prices, beads & findings. This place is growing all the time! If you pay by credit card you get your stuff a few days later.

http://www.beadhouse.com.au/
Based in Alexandria, really great prices, beads, findings, charms, pewter castings......... it goes on. pay by credit card you get your stuff a few days later.

http://www.beadneeds.com.au/
Based in Melbourne, large range of beads and findings. pay by credit card you get your stuff a few days later.


Share your online shops with us and help us less advantaged craftsters!  Grin
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aphrodiatea
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2004 09:08:02 PM »

THANK YOU! I was getting kinda frustrated trying to find a site that sold findings and beeds for resonable prices and almost on the verge of *gasp* buying a pair of earrings from Claires. This is great!
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badz
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2004 09:32:23 AM »

http://www.crystalflair.com.au
fresh water pearls, gemstone beads, gemstone chips, etc...very friendly seller  Grin

http://www.thebeadshop.com/index.html

http://www.macbundybeads.com/

http://www.polymerclay.com.au/
polymer clay and jewellery supplies. another friendly seller  Grin
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badz
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2004 09:46:23 AM »

http://www.mirusbeads.com.au/

http://www.spacetrader.com.au/
if you are looking to buy wholesale

If you have an ebay account, these are my favourites  Smiley
search for "beads555" findings, tools, beads ,books,....
also " whiteravenbeads"  based in adelaide, lovely beads and friendly seller  Grin


That's all I know for now, if I find out more ,I'll post them here.




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sarahbead
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2004 03:46:32 PM »

i run my own bead shop - hehe, plugplugplug!

beadandgem.com.au
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2004 01:41:49 AM »

i run my own bead shop - hehe, plugplugplug!

beadandgem.com.au
Well since we're shamelessly self-promoting  Grin, I run my own little handbag supplies place.

http://www.sarah1980.com

I give discounts for Aussies!
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2004 05:20:29 PM »

So I have taken in the "order online" bug and I must say that this little bug really is fast becoming a very good friend! Freight is cheaper than fuel! You get surprises in the mail, well you should know what you're getting but it's still exciting! The only drawback is you have to wait  Sad

I admit, even though I live in a city centre, I love mail ordering things purely because of the suprise-in-the-mail factor  Grin

Some other links that you guys may like to try:

www.origami.com.au
These guys do origami paper and books. Some of the paper is really pretty^^

www.thethreadstudio .com
Textile stuff, hand dyed-threads of different colours and fibers, pieces of silk, strange stabilisers and books on textile art. They apparently also do online workshops. I just bought some threads and fabric from them recently at Perth's craft fair and they are so yummy!
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2004 05:27:17 AM »

Well since we're shamelessly self-promoting  Grin, I run my own little handbag supplies place.

http://www.sarah1980.com

I give discounts for Aussies!

 Shocked I'll DEFINITELY be buying off you in the future! What a great shop!
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2004 10:00:22 AM »

For charms I go to TwoPurplePandas.com, they are usually running a sale which is awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2004 05:53:04 AM »

Do people buy yarn online? I recently went shopping at http://www.xotikyarns.com.au and while they're extremely friendly and great to pick up needles from, they didn't have a very wide selection of yarn. I was looking for some that they sell in the US, but honestly, with the cost of shipping from the US, I may as well buy whatever I was going to knit. Shocked

If anyone knows where to get Unger Utopia, Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted, or Plymouth Encore Worsted yarn in Australia I'd be extremely grateful. Wink
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