Where to find some neat things July 22, 2005 7:24 PM
I have looked around and here are a few I like.
This one gives you ideas and products to make it yourself, or they can do it for you (ha! we are more talented than that). However, I can still learn a few things.
This place sends you a catalogue with order and sell a lot of great crystals, beads, and accessories at decent prices:
I got some great butterflies in semi-precious stones here:
I will post more as I find good sites.
Share any info as well with us!
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I thought I had added that one already.....it's a great website! Thanks for keeping me on my toes!
Here are some sites I found in a few magazines......the stores in the pictures look MASSIVE:
U Bead It (located in my hometown, boy do I miss it)
Gems stones of Africa
Wholesale to the Public
This site is more for you to showcase your items
they have a color catalogue for $5.00
Really neat beads in the adds, glass with roses
Last but not least
great looking stone pendants, 79 cents per gram
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If anyone is looking for vintage crystal , you might want to try www.NicePeople4U.com I buy from them whenever they are at a tradeshow near by. They sell retail as well as whole sale. Really nice quality crystal & glass. a little on the expensive side. If you buy $300.00 worth of beads they give you another $300.00 free. It's not hard to spend that much, Thank God for plastic!
P.S. You might want to check for shows in your area many will sell retail two of them are, The intergalactic bead show & The whole bead show. I Prefer to go & buy there because I can handpick what I want.
I looked at those links you found in the magazines. September 24, 2005 8:45 AM
www.ubeaditsacramento.com the porcelain goddesses and totems were absolutely amazing! The wolf and the fox aren't that good, but the badger and the otter! WOW!! 14 dollars for those isn't too much, I think...
www.gems-stones.com They don't seem to have fixed prizes and I can't figure out how to buy anything from there - it looks like they sell through shows, faires and so on. Their new lampwork beads look very nice
The same goes with www.nybead.com. They don't even have a cataloque on-line, so it's hard to see what they offer.
www.dibeads.com These have a lot of tools and such, cords, boxes, and such - and some pearls, but it's not very inspiring. They have what you know you need in reasonable prizes, I think.
www.beadsgalore.com These are really nice - they seem to have all the pearls on site as well, so you don't need the catalogue Very nice things of abalone and mother-of-pearl and I like the Indian glass beads as well.
Wow ladies! thank you so much for the awesome web-sites! I do know of one that I didn't see on there www.limabeads.com I hope that you enjoy and I will keep you all posted if I learn of others as well...Thanks again! and I am glad to be in the group...if anyone wants to see some of the jewelry that I have made I put some pictures (the quality is not so great because I need to get a digital camera) on my page in an albumn...