I wanted to talk about some of my favorite bead/gem/tool suppliers. There are actually quite a few out there that I like, but I’ve narrowed it down to these select few.
Fire Mountain Gems, Pandahall, Dollar Beads – these are online suppliers that I frequent. They carry all kinds of beads, gems, findings, etc. Their prices are pretty reasonable. Dollar Beads is true to its name. They sell beads, gems and findings literally for one dollar or less. Awesome!!
Beads World, Bead Max Corp. , and Fun 2 Bead – all of these are physical stores in New York City. The bad part is they’re CLOSE, so I can visit the store as often as I want because it’s in the city where I work and live. Love it!!
Now, for those who are fans of chainmaille, I like The Ring Lord, Weave Got Maille and Chainmaille Joe. These are online suppliers of jump rings as well as some findings and tools. They’re reasonable and the jump rings are a good quality.
One other place that I like is Paramount Wire Co. & CBC Metal Supply, f/k/a Parawire. This is an online store whose warehouse is located in New Jersey (again…CLOSE!). They have an awesome selection of craft and industrial wire which comes in various gauges, colors and shapes. If you are into using wire when creating your pieces, this is one of the best places.