Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Wednesday Review - Beading Supply Sites

Sorry i am a little late in getting this review out to you, but i was having a very big dilemma about what/who to review. I have a mountain of books and magazines, but i thought to myself to do something different so here we go....

This weeks Review will be on Beading Supplies and where to get them from ;o) We all love to buy beads and I thought it would be nice to share sites i have collected over the years.

I will start with...
Crystals & Ice  www.crystals-and-ice.co.uk
Jenny & James have a wide variety of supplies at good prices. They are fast at posting out your items too (which we all know is very important lol) I always buy my findings here, their headpins / eyepins and ball spacers are a must for any project where you don't want the plating to tarnish quickly. I am very sensitive to most plated metals, but the quality of these ones are brill, even I can wear the ear wires.
So why not check them out and see if you find them as good as I do ;o)

The Second Shop on my list is...
Jencel  www.jencel.co.uk
Celia is such a lovely lady, and she also has very good prices on her supplies. I buy a lot of my 3mm & 4mm Faceted Czech Glass Beads from her, and thread and I just love her 'Silvered Glass' Ovals! Celia's website is full of eye candy and it is very hard to stop clicking the 'buy' button! Fast postage with her too, normally within a couple of days (if the postal service is working properly) lol. Keep up the great work Celia!!

The Third Shop is...
Debbie at Beadservice www.beadservice.co.uk
Debbie also has an array of goodies from beads to findings. Debbie does lovely mixes of seed beads too in various sizes at very good prices.

The Fourth Shop is....
Lynn Firth at Stitch and Craft www.stitchncraft.co.uk
Cor could I do some serious credit card damage if i lived near her shop! I spend enough when their stall is at the bead fairs I attend! The hardest part is choosing colours! If you need seed beads and thread you need to buy it all with them. They sell all sorts from beading thread to seed beads to needles to ummm everything!!! Mmmm..... Heaven lol.

The Fifth Shop is...
Caron at www.noseksjustgems.com
The one stop shop if you need Swarovski Crystals at a good price! I buy in bulk from her, and also again very good at fast delivery. Caron has a lovely selection of tiara blanks too ;o)

The Sixth Shop is....
thesouthamptonbeadshop.co.uk
I found out about this company when i went to the chepstow bead fair earlier this year. I like the range of seedbeads they supply, and they also have a lot of tantalising treats in their webshop.

Oh well, i think that is enough eye candy for you to be going on with. There are far too many fablous items in each of these shops for me to put here, so just go have a browse for yourselves and I wish your bank balance luck ;o)

I hope you have enjoyed this review, and I have not bored you to tears. Don't worry Sarah will be back next week with a sensible one hehehe.

Happy Buying & Beading Blog Followers. Ciao for now.

Carol XXX

7 comments:

Mandy said...

Wow those sound awesome! I'm assuming then that you guys are the UK? Any good sites in the States you would recommend? I don't generally buy in the UK, only because the added postage takes away any discount I would have received. But I will check these out for inspiration!

Nic :) said...

Great reviews Carol! some of them I havce not hard of, so I have just spent half of my morning really drooling on the keyboard! *lol*

Great finds :)
x

Donna Sanders said...

Oooh, thanks for that, Carol. There's a couple there I didn't know about. Steven won't be pleased! ;0)

Sarah said...

Great review Carol, thank you! I shall have to go away more often ;-) There are some new to me shops too, which is lovely!

alana_haukka said...

Lovely review Carol:-) Hmm, I don't think I've visited many of those sites yet, so something to look forward to soon!

Clair said...

Carol. I've never checked out any of these sites and I've been catching up on a morning when I'm in dire need of some eye candy. Could be dangerous....

Gemma said...

Hahha....more suppliers Yay! (But aren't we supposed to be tackling that stash not adding to it?!)
I'm lucky enough to live pretty close to the Southampton Bead shop. Its fab in there and I often find stuff in there that I've never seen before.
Gemxxx