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« on: July 18, 2007 01:34:14 PM »

Hi!
Aside from firemountaingems and jewelrysupply, what other online sites are there that sell a good and wide range of beads?

I'm looking in particular for beads that are a bit more unique and perhaps, vintage or kitschy.

Any ideas? I haven't had much success finding a good wholesaler.

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007 05:34:26 AM »

This may or may not be helpful.

I have been hesitant about buying beads online, because when I select beads I like to hold them, see the subtle variation of color, size, finish, and quality. So I would recommend using online either only for things you have used before, (for example I have used Toho seed beads, so I'd order from them) or if you really have no other sources.

For really unique beads, maybe you could find a beadmaker that would be willing to make some things for you. I was recently talking to a beadmaker who, when she found out I was making jewelry for sale, offered to do this for me. If you use a lot they may give you a price break.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007 11:02:29 PM »

artbeads.com
fusionbeads.com
auntiesbeads.com
jansjewels.com
costumejewelrysupply.com

The first two have free shipping inside the States, btw; the last two have the best selection of vintage, etc.
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