Where is the most reasonable place to buy your bead supplies?

United States
January 24, 2007 1:52pm CST
Besides the hobby shops, like Michaels and Hobby Lobby, does anyone else have a favorite shop with a web address that they buy their supplies from? Or do you like to buy off of Ebay?
8 responses
• United States
25 Jan 07
I have purchased stuff from different websites and have had luck with all that I've used. www.artbeads.com NO SHIPPING COST and FAST! www.firemountaingems.com Pricey shipping http://stores.ebay.com/Foxy-Findings - Tons of stuff! http://stores.ebay.com/208-Precious-Metals - good prices on fine metal wires. http://www.bluebuddhaboutique.com/ - very fast shipping! The last one being for chain maille jewelry. I've also had good luck going into a JoAnn Etc. They have a nice selection of beads too.
• United States
26 Jan 07
thanks for the links. I will definately take a peek at them.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
12 Sep 11
I love art beads! They have wonderful selection. I do g to JoAnns sometimes but I think I like Michael's better because I think they might have a better selection for what I want to do and complete. Joanns has better sales and coupons though.
• United States
12 Apr 07
I would like to second ArtBeads. In addition to free shipping, they tend to have cheaper prices (well compared to most bead sites I've looked at) and they also accept PayPal.
@vikasintl (267)
• India
31 Mar 07
You might be knowing in countries like India beads are very cheap and we can supply from India please check vikasintl.com for prices and few random pictures and feel free to call or email.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I mostly purchase my beads locally from Michael's or Jo-Ann Fabrics. I have purchased some from ebay sellers, but I just wasn't happy with the quality. A friend of mine beads all the time, and she only gets her beads from firemountain.com.
@shooie (4986)
• United States
31 Jan 07
hey there fellow beader. I get a lot of ebay but here are a list of sites you can buy some beads off of. http://www.Amazon.com http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Home.aspx?OVRAW=bead&OVKEY=bead&OVMTC=standard& http://www.beadsofbali.com/ Wal-mart in the craft area has some good ones from time to time.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I like www.firemountain.com, www.beading.com, on ebay i have used vicalla, Joanns has a great selection now too. If I think of any more I will let you know:)
@tilltoo0 (20)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
I get most of my beads from ebay (au) and mainly from one seller. But I have only just started this obsession so I am only learning... still spent heaps on it though :o) Till
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I get my seed beads from THE BEAD MIX on ebay. I use them to decorate my hairstick blanks. I haven't started lookking for wire and such for more elaborate decorating, but that is coming soon. When I get a few more done I am going to throw some pictures up for everyone to see.