Top 2017 Websites Every Beader Should Visit

Check out Interweave's recommended beading blogs and resources page for the top sites and individuals who really strive in the beading and jewelry-making communities!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.

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 Art Beads logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

Artbeads.com

 

Amazing selection of beads and jewelry-making supplies with free shipping and free returns. Leading supplier of Swarovski.

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B’Sue Boutiques

 

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 logo: Top beading website from Interweave.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

 

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 Logo: Top Interweave Beading Site

Fusion Beads

 

Fusion Beads provides expert techniques, beading and jewelry-making inspiration and project instructions, along with beads, tools, and jewelry-making supplies.

 Lima Beads Logo: An Interweave Top Beading Blog and Resource Site.

Lima Beads

 

Lima Beads has a large selection of gemstone beads at discount wholesale prices with free shipping in the U.S.

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Potomac Beads Company

 

Shop for beads and jewelry-making supplies in stores, in person, around the country and get the same fabulous products shipped quickly online.

 Beadaholique Logo: Top Interweave Beading Site

Beadaholique

 

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 Logo: Top Interweave Beading Site

Beaducation

 

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 Logo: Top Interweave Beading Site

Caravan Beads

 

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 Logo: Top Interweave Beading Site

Nina Designs

 

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 Logo: Top Interweave Beading Site

ParaWire

 

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 Logo: Top Interweave Beading Site

Shipwreck Beads

 

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

 Beadalon logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

Beadalon

 

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.

 Bead Master USA Logo: A top beading resource and website according to Interweave.

Bead Master

 

Czech glass beads and beading and jewelry-making supplies from all your favorite brands, including Swarovski, Preciosa, Miyuki, and Bead Master.

 Halstead Bead logo: Top beading website from Interweave.

Halstead Bead

 

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.

 Leathercord USA logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

LeatherCord USA

 

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.

 Nunn Design Logo: A top beading resource and website according to Interweave.

Nunn Design

 

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 logo: Top beading website from Interweave.

Sizzix

 

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 Company logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

Soft Flex

 

Soft Flex offers beading supplies, kits, designs, information, classes, videos, and an online forum.

 Starman logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

Starman

 

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 Crystals Logo: A top beading resource and website according to Interweave.

Swarovski

 

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.

 The Beadsmith logo: Top beading website from Interweave.

The BeadSmith

 

Provides innovative beading supplies to the jewelry-making industry and has developed a reputation for supplying quality products to your favorite bead stores.

 Tierra Cast logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

TierraCast

 

Quality-cast and lead-free metal beads, clasps, drops and ear wires all made in Santa Rosa, California.

 PJ Tool Jewelry and ImpressArt logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

PJ Tool Jewelry

 

PJ Tool Jewelry specializes in metal stamping tools and supplies for creating handmade personalized jewelry.

 John Bead logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

John Bead

 

John Bead—Canada’s largest bead importer featuring Swarovski, Preciosa, Jablonex, Miyuki, and Beadalon.

 Preciosa Ornela logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

Preciosa Ornela

 

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 logo: Top beading website from Interweave.

Ranger Industries

 

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 logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

Xuron

 

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 Cooper's logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

Candie Cooper

 

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.

 Marcia DeCoster's Logo: A top beading resource and website according to Interweave.

Marcia DeCoster

 

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 Hacker's logo: Top beading website from Interweave.

Katie Hacker

 

Katie is the host of Beads, Baubles & Jewels on PBS and the Marketing and Creative Manager at Halstead Bead.

 Jill MacKay's logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

Jill MacKay

 

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's logo: Top Interweave Beading Resource website

Melinda Barta

 

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.

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