Top 2017 Websites Every Beader Should Visit
Collectively, we are an amazing group of talented artists, beaders, jewelry makers, and beading pattern designers. We are a very sharing group, as well. To help us all have our finger on the beady-pulse of our wonderful jewelry-making universe, we’ve pulled together a list of Top Beading Blogs and Resources. As you visit our acknowledged sites, I think you too will agree the information shared by our partners is not only helpful but also inspiring. Join us in cheering on these talents, companies, and artists, then enjoy all they share with us.
Amazing selection of beads and jewelry-making supplies with free shipping and free returns. Leading supplier of Swarovski.
Specialty webshop offering thousands of vintage style findings, stampings, and embellishments perfect for mixed-media and assemblage artists, new vintage and five-and-dime style jewelry makers, charm jewelry lovers, and fans of polymer clay.
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has offered beads, beading supplies, and jewelry-making education since 1973. Large selection of beads and jewelry-making supplies at wholesale prices—available to everyone.
Fusion Beads provides expert techniques, beading and jewelry-making inspiration and project instructions, along with beads, tools, and jewelry-making supplies.
Lima Beads has a large selection of gemstone beads at discount wholesale prices with free shipping in the U.S.
Shop for beads and jewelry-making supplies in stores, in person, around the country and get the same fabulous products shipped quickly online.
Beadaholique is an online jewelry beading supply seller that has been serving all types of jewelers since 1999. Their site serves jewelry-making inspiration and tutorials.
Beaducation offers online metalsmithing, metal stamping, and jewelry-making education along with a full range of metal stamps, metal blanks, tools, and other jewelry-making supplies.
Caravan Beads is a wholesale supplier and retail shop for Miyuki Japanese seed beads, as well as C-Lon beading thread and cord. They supply other beads and jewelry-making supplies including pearls, semi-precious gemstones, Czech beads, and Swarovski crystals.
Nina Designs provides charms, pendants and jewelry findings for use in creating beautiful jewelry designs—wholesale and retail. “We design fabulous bronze & sterling silver charms, pendants, beads & supplies.” Find other jewelry-making supplies as well as jewelry-making education.
ParaWire comes in 35 craft wire colors. “We also carry jewelry-making tools and books.” They offer retail and wholesale shopping and you can find ParaWire in your favorite bead shops.
Shipwreck Beads offers the world’s largest selection of beads in addition to a large selection of beading accessories and jewelry-making supplies.
Wholesale Distributors to Your Favorite Beading Shops and Suppliers
Manufacturer of wires in various gauges and colors, as well as wireworking tools. Their website features jewelry-making projects. Shop for their products at your favorite bead and jewelry-making supplier.
Czech glass beads and beading and jewelry-making supplies from all your favorite brands, including Swarovski, Preciosa, Miyuki, and Bead Master.
Wholesale jewelry findings, chain, wire, sheet metal, beads and jewelry-making tools for the jewelry and crafts industries. Halstead Bead specializes in sterling silver and gold filled jewelry-making supplies. Blog includes tutorials, videos and business information.
Create the finest leather jewelry with help from the leather stringing material offered by LeatherCord USA. LeatherCord USA provides top quality leather cord from around the world.
Bezels, findings, charms, pedants, jewelry-making inspiration, and so much more. Build elegant jewelry with the high-quality offerings you’ve come to expect from Nunn Design.
Sizzix puts creativity in your hands with the craftiest die cutting machines, die cutting tools, accessories, and embossing equipment in the arts and craft industry!
Soft Flex offers beading supplies, kits, designs, information, classes, videos, and an online forum.
Manufacturer and distributor of Czech glass beads, handmade beads, fire-polish beads, findings, lampwork, and crystal, along with design inspiration and instructions. Wholesale supplier to your favorite bead shop.
Swarovski Create your Style is the global creative community of Swarovski crystals, the ultimate crystal brand. It connects like-minded people with a passion for expressing themselves through personal design.
Provides innovative beading supplies to the jewelry-
Quality-cast and lead-free metal beads, clasps, drops and ear wires all made in Santa Rosa, California.
PJ Tool Jewelry specializes in metal stamping tools and supplies for creating handmade personalized jewelry.
John Bead—Canada’s largest bead importer featuring Swarovski, Preciosa, Jablonex, Miyuki, and Beadalon.
Preciosa Ornela is one of the world’s most significant manufacturers of a wide range of Czech glass beads. Find their beads at your favorite bead shops.
Ranger Industries is home to innovative craft products. Visit their site to learn about their products and how to use them, then shop your local bead or craft store.
Xuron is the original inventor of the Micro-Shear® blade by-pass cutting technology and they’re the leading manufacturer of ergonomic, electronics-grade hand tools. Their products are sold world wide—you can find them through your favorite retailer.
Beading and Jewelry-Making Educators
Candie designs jewelry and crafts, authors books, teaches classes, and is an on-air guest of many television programs. She thrives on simple ideas that anyone can achieve. She also love projects made from unexpected materials that stand the test of time.
For the past 15 years Marcia has been putting together beads and instructions for other beading enthusiasts to be able to create her designs.
Katie is the host of Beads, Baubles & Jewels on PBS and the Marketing and Creative Manager at Halstead Bead.
Jill is a well-established and accomplished designer, author and consultant. Her genuine enthusiasm, combined with over 25 years of creative work experience makes Jill one of the most skilled, diversified and sought after designers working in the creative industries today.
Melinda Barta is a Colorado-based artist and author of several bead weaving books published by Interweave. She is a Starman TrendSetter, weaving beads into new and innovative patterns.