Beads & Jewelry Making Supplies and …
Jewelry making supplies are our specialty. Over 25,000 products are here to help you make beautiful jewellery using all of the latest tools, techniques and beads from around the world. We carry everything for making your own jewelry, including all the glass and crystal beads for making jewelry to the large selection of stringing materials and findings components to make it sparkle. We have knowledgeable, experienced staff to help you make your project a success. All of the Beads for Making Jewelry that you can imagine – and hundreds more to keep your creative side busy.
We have an impressive selection of Swarovski Crystals in hundreds of styles, sizes and colors. Swarovski Elements Pendants & Swarovski Crystal Pearls are also here in most colors too!
Do you need Miyuki Delica Cylinders Beads or Miyuki Seedbeads (round)? We have over 2,000 colors, sizes and package sizes to fill all your project needs. Toho Seedbeads are our second huge selection of Japanese Seedbeads,
Czech seedbeads from both Preciosa-Ornela and Jablonex are stocked in hundreds of colors and 6 sizes.
How do I put it all together
We have most Stringing Supplies including needles in Griffin Silk, Fireline, SoftFlex beading cable, C-Lon Beading Cord & Thread and dozens of others including Hemp Cord, and we have several types of stretchy cord for those easy and simple projects too. And all those metal pieces to hold everything together to tie it together like clasps & connectors.
What can I do with Natural Semi-Precious Gemstones
Jade stones, Laboradorite, Amazonite and another 70 Natural stone beads are in our selection, many from Dakota Stones who provide beautiful quality stones at a reasonable price.
Enjoy our huge selection. There is no need to create an account, but once you do, you can log in to have access to any special pricing, use our “Save for Later” shopping cart, and ensure that any preferences you’ve set or items you’ve placed in your cart will still be there when you return, even as you move from your phone to your computer to your laptop to your tablet to “whatever they will invent next!”
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Latest News and Updates:
- Glittering Chain, Stan’s Hearts January 16, 2020
Rhinestone chain – also called cup chain, for the little cups that contain the stones. These are quite a bit daintier than I am used to seeing, being only about 3mm across. These would make lovely dangly chain earrings, you would just need a few inches, and you add a loop to the end for hanging with these cupchain end connectors.
What I find really quite charming about this chain is the mechanism for holding the stones in the cups – sort of folded over loopy handles, instead of the usual prong method. Looks less – pointy and less snaggy, i.e. hair (earrings!) or hand-knitted alpaca wool scarves (again – earrings!)
Might I suggest, earrings?
Hearts – In Honor of Stan Valentine.
If you’ve been into a store lately, you might have noticed that the national day of chocolate is coming up. Stan Valentine was a renowned chocolatier. Initially trained as a missionary, when the local tribes introduced him to the fruit of the cacao tree – he gave up his chosen profession – moved to Switzerland – and opened Une Petite Chocolate Shoppe. His exquisite truffles became the talk of all Bern. Sadly, his devotion to quality meant that he did a great deal of taste testing. Eventually, his heart gave out, and that is why today we honor his memory with chocolate hearts.
If you’d like to indulge in hearts without the risk of overtaxing your own, you can sample our own hearts.
25% off – from now until Valentines day.
We have stunning Swarovski Crystal Heart Pendants, scintillating Swarovski Crystal Heart Beads, and just plain boring ol’ glass beads. Ha – nothing boring about them! Except the hole – it might be bored.
Close-out Designer packs
Found a little stash of these packs of Swarovski rhinestones in the back office here. I’d like to say that they are unopened, but I had to open them to photograph them! Some of the colours are quite hard to find now, like the Olivine and the Hyacinth. Anyway – if you want to pick up a lot of stones for a killer price – here you go. We’d just like to find them a good home.
Changes on the Website
Hooboy – I’ve been doing the website equivalent of weeding and digging up plants and installing a water fountain. Check out the seriously re-invented Swarovski Pendants section . Now, instead of a few here and a few there, grouped by article number, they are in broad categories, and you can use the filters if you know exactly what you are looking for. Otherwise, you can be inspired by all the lovelies side-by-side.
I have sorted them out as Classic Focals – which are timeless and traditional (and lean heavily to round and oval). The Drop Pendants are anything remotely dangly, the Hearts – well, I think you can figure that out, and the Signature Shapes are those styles that are uniquely Swarovski. And the Rivoli pendant drops would have gone in with the Classic Focals, except at 6, 8, and 12mm – not so focal-ish for me – but quite possibly for you.
More Resources and Ideas
Superbowl is coming up – many of you aren’t sporty, but some of you are. And you might have sporty friends. They might like a quick bracelet in their team colours! Don’t know what their team colors are? Check this out! https://teamcolorcodes.com/ A lot of these colorways are intended to appeal to a more masculine audience – so if you are also looking to make something for a dude – the color ideas here might help. 😉
ONE LAST THING!
I keep forgetting to mention this – we have a short, short survey for you about your plans for this year, creatively speaking. Please take a few seconds to let us know whether you are planning on building your current skills or learn something new, or just use up the stuff you have!
Can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to just email us and ask!
Gift Certificates – always a great gift.
Our Class News
- Be a Creative Light
“Don’t be afraid of the dark. Shine!”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Have you noticed how many celebrations and cultures use candles and lamps? The common reason is to bring light into darkness.
Creativity is light and is especially needed in January – what seems to be the darkest period of the year. While we want to stay cozy and warm in our homes, sometimes we just need to get out and shine. A class is a perfect time to get your creativity burning and connect with others. Our late-January classes will do just that! Metalworkers of all skill levels will love Darija Radic‘s or Christine Woollacott‘s classes. How about a beadwork class with Catherine Sequalino Poitier or Pamela Kearns? Expand your chainmaille skills with Gillian Clarke! And, of course, you can always connect with friends at our open sessions as you work on your projects.
Here are the classes and activities scheduled January 21 – 31:
Wednesday, January 22
Thursday, January 23
Friday, January 24
Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1
Instructor: Catherine Sequalino Poitier
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover how beads are embroidered in high fashion to create your own appliques and beaded items!
Saturday, January 26
Intro to Fine Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
9:30am – 5:30pm
Create fine silver jewellery using versatile metal clay!
Sunday, January 25
Easy Half-Drilled Accents and Patterned Metal
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
1:00 – 4:00pm
Decorate a toggle clasp (made in the earlier class) or create a pair of custom stud earrings or textured rosette pendant – all using half-drilled pearls or Swarovski drops!
Monday, January 27
Wednesday, January 29
Thursday, January 30
Click on the class title to see complete information and on-line registration. Click in the instructors’ names to see other classes they are teaching. You can also go to the January class calendar to see all of the month’s activities.
Our Latest Inspiration
- InspirationFX: Falling Leaves
Get your creative juices flowing
by: Rosemary Beasley
When I saw the two strands of the “freeform” tiger iron, I was inspired by their “leafy” shape to make a necklace inspired by the fall season. The tiger iron is streaked with slate, rust and little hits of mustard yellow making me think of November skies and falling leaves. The glass leaves and 2mm pearls add a lightness contrasting with the darkness of the tiger iron.
Go to our components list for this project and to buy what you need!
Need some help with some of the techniques? Check our tips page.