Suppliers I Love

There are so many great beading suppliers. Those listed below are the ones I use most frequently along with the items I usually buy and some comments. If you would like to add a supplier to this list and can personally vouch for them, send me the details and I will add, with a note that they were provided by you.

In the chart below, standard shipping indicates that shipping options and prices are provided upon check-out, and I was unable to locate any flat rate options.

 Supplier Name and Website Favorite Items  Shipping  Comments  Last Updated
 Artbeads  findings  free for orders >$15  Great tutorials!
Extensive frequent buyer program
 Beads East  kits, bead crochet  standard shipping  Wholesale only
Great tutorials!
 Bello Modo  seed beads  free for orders >$14.99    Jan-2015
 Beyond Beadery  seed beads,
bead embroidery
 standard shipping  Often closed for shows - can delay orders
Pay attention to announcements on website
Their order confirmation emails are the best!
 BlueMud  Swarovski crystals  $1.95 USPS first class    Jan-2015
 Brightlings Beads  findings, sterling silver  free for orders >$35    Jan-2015
 Charlene's Beads
 seed beads
 standard shipping
will rebate for multiple items
 My very favorite source for seed beads  Jan-2015
 Craft  Fantastic  multi-media, pendant kits  $5.95 for all orders <$100    Jan-2015
 eBay  de-stash items  depends on seller  You can find some great bargains - or not
need to know your prices
 Etsy  tutorials, various supplies  depends on seller  Wonderful tutorials and ideas
Have never had a bad experience
 Fire Mountain Gems
 source of all things
 $5.00 Best Way
 The catalogues alone are worth the cost
of your first few orders.
Not the lowest prices but great
 for one-stop shopping.
 Lillypilly Designs  unique metal and cork veneers
 USPS Priority    Jan-2015
 Lima Beads  leather, waxed linen, other great cords
cool buttons and beads
 free for orders >$40 Distributor of Nunn Designs and Tierracast,
among others
Marion Jewels in Fiber 
 C-lon cord, macrame and 
bead crochet items
 standard shipping
 Love Marion's blog, even though her
writing is sporadic.
Great tutorials!
 Maruti Beads  very cool hand-made beads
 $8.00 flat shipping
$60.00 minimum order
 Orders are hand-made: allow 2-3 weeks 
for manufacture.
 Nile Corp.  jewelry displays and packaging  $8.95 flat for orders <$75.00    Jan-2015
 Nunn Design  components and findings  standard shipping  Wholesale only  Jan-2015
 Sandra D Halpenny
 great bead weaving tutorials
and some kits
Canada Post Airmail 
 Sandra is in Canada.
Most tutorials are electronic PDF delivery.
Sandra's fine tutorials were among
my very first beading projects.
 School of Beadwork
 lovely kits and limited inventory of
seed beads 
and other items
 standard shipping
 Melanie Potter is one of the kindest, 
hard-working bead designers out there.
She has personally answered my emails.
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