ONLINE BEAD SHOPPING

(NOTE: These are some of my favorite places to shop online where I've found the prices, service and delivery to be the best.)

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ABOUT BEADS
http://www.about-beads.com
This is a great place to shop for Miyuki Delica beads. The prices are great, and they are sorted by number, making it easy to find what you need when you know exactly what you need. They also sell Japanese 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads and bugle beads.

ANYBEADS.COM
http://www.anybeads.com

This site has some fantastic prices on Swarovski crystal, especially bicone crystals (25 4mm amethyst 5301 bicones for $1.40!!), and a wonderful selection of colors. On top of that, orders over $80 get a 5% discount and they accept PayPal.

ARIA DESIGN STUDIO
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AriaDesignStudio

Designer Lisa Kan sells all the latest Czech beads coming into the market right now at her Etsy shop, along with a great selection of Japanese beads and Shibori silk ribbon.

ARTBEADS.COM
http://www.artbeads.com

You can find everything you need at this online bead store, plus some excellent prices on Swarovski crystal. They also have a huge selection of Toho brand beads.

A2ZBEADS.COM
http://www.a2zbeads.net

This family-owned business located in Glendale, AZ has an online shop with an ever-growing collection of Japanese beads of all sizes and types, including Miyuki's new Tila beads.

AUNTIE'S BEADS & SUPPLIES
http://www.auntiesbeads.com
Although this site has some great prices and an excellent selection of Swarovski crystal and sterling silver beads, Auntie's is where I go when I'm looking for unique beads, pendants and clasps. In addition, they have many free project directions, design ideas, beading "How Tos" and numerous free online videos that are worth checking out no matter what your beading skill level.

BEADAHOLIQUE
http://www.beadaholique.com
This is a great online bead shop that has some excellent prices on Swarovski crystal and chain. You can pay via Paypal, which I think is an added plus. They have some wonderful deals during many of their sales so it's well worth it to get on the Beadaholique mailing list.

BEADIES BEADWORK
http://www.beadiesbeadwork.com/

Lovely collection of all types of Miyuki beads. The shop also has a great selection of the 4x6mm oval pearls featured in the June, 2011 Bead & Button issue of the "Treasured Trellis" pattern by Jaycee Designs:


BEAD-PATTERNS.COM
http://www.bead-patterns.com
SOVA-ENTERPRISES.COM
http://www.sova-enterprises.com

Rita Sova and her family at Sova Enterprises have created two unique and wonderful Web sites for beaders and designers. There are literally hundreds of bead patterns for sale in downloadable PDF format (or you can have Sova print and mail them to you). There's also quite a few free patterns available, as well as lots of free instructional material on the different beading stitches and techniques.

BEADS TO WEAVE
https://www.etsy.com/shop/beadstoweave

At her Etsy shop, Beads To Weave, Tamara Jordan offers an excellent selection of all the new Czech beads that changes often and offers some real bargain prices, especially for SuperDuo beads.

CABELA'S
http://www.cabelas.com

Yes, it's a fishing store but they have the best prices on FireLine that I have found.

CARAVAN BEADS, INC.
http://www.caravanbeads.com
Caravan has an extensive collection of Japanese seed beads of all types and sizes, including cubes, hex and bugle beads. If you are looking for Miyuki sample cards, this is the site to visit.

CHARLENE'S BEADS
http://www.cbbeads.com
Charlene Booth has some FANTASTIC prices on Japanese seed beads, and a great selection as well. Her site was a wonderful find and I will be ordering from her again.

DREAMTIME CREATIONS
http://www.dreamtimecreations.com

If you are looking for rivolis or Swarovski stones at decent prices, this is the site to visit. Aside from eBay, Dreamtime Creations has the best selection that I have found.

EMBELLISHMENTS BEADS AND FINDINGS
http://www.embellishmentsinc.com
This is where I go to shop for unique clasps, especially silver clasps with stones, which are very hard to find. They have a huge selection that changes often, and many of the clasps they offer, I haven't seen anywhere on the Internet.

FIRE MOUNTAIN GEMS
http://www.firemountaingems.com
Fire Mountain is, perhaps, the largest bead seller on the Internet. The have a large selection of just about everything, quantity discount pricing and an Outlet area.

FUSION BEADS
http://www.fusionbeads.com
This site continues to grow in some wonderful ways. The have a vast selection of just about every bead that you could possibly need, including the largest selection of fire-polished beads that I have run across. However, what makes this site so impressive is it's lengthy Inspiration page where you can peruse dozens of gorgeous beaded designs with direct links to the beads and materials you need to purchase to make each piece.

GOODY BEADS
http://www.goodybeads.com
Great selection of beads at great prices, including all the new Czech beads.

HOUSE OF GEMS
http://www.houseofgems.com

House of Gems carries quality beads, jewelry findings and jewelry accessories offered at wholesale prices. They have an extensive network of manufacturers, designers and other direct suppliers to bring premium discounts to the customer.

INM CRYSTAL
http://www.inmcrystal.com
Another great place to shop for Swarovski crystal beads. The more you buy, the cheaper the beads are.

JEN'S JEWELRY FINDINGS
http://jensfindings.com

Jen has a wonderful collection of sterling silver and gold filled jewelry findings at JensFindings.com. She also features her family's beading creations on her blog.

KNOT JUST BEADS
http://www.knotjustbeads.com
Great selection of beads for sale, including all the new Czech beads that are coming on the market these days—Czechmates, Czechmates two-hole bricks and lentils, daggers and Rizo beads. The site also sells glass pearls (including hard-to-find 2mm glass pearls), fire-polished beads and a healthy selection of Japanese seed beads as well. Great shop!

LAND OF ODDS
http://www.landofodds.com
This bead shop offers just about everything and in great abundance. However, you have to know what you are buying because the Web site doesn't provide a lot of pictures. Orders of over $75 get a 15% discount. They've also got the entire selection of C-LON.

LIMA BEADS
http://www.limabeads.com
Fantastic selection of all the new Czech beads at great prices and a growing "Create & Learn" section with tips and techniques.

1STOPBEADSHOP.COM
www.1stopbeadshop.com

This bead shop located in Columbus, Ohio has a wonderful online store as well. They have a fantastic selection of Japanese Toho and Miyuki seed beads and HUGE array of beading books for sale.

PLASABALI
http://www.plasabali.com

Because Plasabali is located in Bali, shipping to the U.S. is expensive ($17 to the U.S. FedEx only), but they have some amazing prices on silver and vermeil beads and findings that certainly make up for the shipping cost if you can buy in bulk. Quality is excellent, especially their sterling silver clasps.

RED PANDA BEADS
http://www.redpandabeads.com
Red Panda was one of the first online bead shops I found that sold Miyuki's new Tila beads, and today, along with a vast selection of Miyuki Delicas and other Miyuki beads, they have quite the collection of Tila beads for sale. **** As a special offer from Red Panda Beads, AroundTheBeadingTable.com beaders can receive an extra 15% discount on Tila bead purchases by using the special promo code: around. This promo code can be used during checkout, is a reusable code and can be used on top of regular discounts (Free Shipping on all U.S. orders over $25).

RISHASHAY
http://www.rishashay.com
Another site where I shop for clasps, although they have much, much more to offer. Their entire catalog is online, and checkout is very easy. I believe all the beads and findings come from their workshop in Bali, Indonesia, although their American headquarters is in Missoula, Montana.

SAPPHIRE GARDEN
http://www.sapphiregarden.com

If you are looking for top quality gemstones, Sapphire Garden has some of the finest at the best prices. This is especially true of their selection of gemstone briolette beads.

SHIPWRECK BEADS
http://www.shipwreck-beads.com
I once beaded with a woman who said she’s bought so many beads from Shipwreck over the years that she feels like she owns part of the place. The prices are good and the selection is vast indeed.

SIMPLY BEADS USA
http://www.simplybeadsusa.com

I first discovered this wonderful shop on eBay but now they have a website with a huge selection of Czech beads, including all the new two-hole beads, as well as a vast selection of Toho seed beads and Czech glass pearls and fire-polished beads of all sizes.

2 BEAD OR NOT TO BEAD
http://www.2beadornot2bead.com
Nice site with a wide variety of beads and findings. Quantity discount pricing is available, they always have some great deals on shipping, the service is excellent and they frequently add to their product line.

U BEAD IT
http://www.ubeaditsacramento.com
U Bead It has a wonderfully large selection of Japanese beads (Delicas, hex, seed, bugle and triangle beads), especially size 8 Japanese Hex beads. The also have good prices on fire-polished beads and some unique clasps. If you are looking for the rectangular flip-top tubes and 4 by 6-inch hinged boxes to hold them, this is the place to go.

VENETIAN BEAD SHOP
http://www.venetianbeadshop.com
Okay... yes, these beads are costly. And they are the most beautiful sold on the Internet today. Each time I visit this site, I spend money but it's hard not to. The artistry is just so extraordinary. This is the site to visit when you are looking for extra special beads for extra special occasions.

WHIMBEADS
http://www.whimbeads.com
Whimbeads has, in my opinion, the largest selection of Japanese seed beads and Delica beads for sale on the Internet, as well as an extensive collection of 3mm and 4mm Japanese cubes beads. They also sell the rectangular flip-top tubes and 4 by 6-inch hinged boxes to hold them.

WIGJIG STORE
http://beadstore.wigjig.com

If you are exploring wirework, then Wigjig is the site for you. They have a huge selection of jewelry making tools and jigs, as well as over 2900 pages of free wirework instructions and some videos.

WUBBERS
http://www.wubbers.com/

New jewelry tools and an online "Wubbers University" to help you learn how to use them at Wubbers.com. I am more of a needle and thread designer but if you are into wirework, these Wubbers do sound great: "Wubbers are easy on your hands and easy on your metal. They are engineered for precision and offer the ultimate experience in comfort and control. Each pair is meticulously hand finished to minimize marring and to ensure that Wubbers' quality is incomparable."