25 Best Jewelry Making Resources

If you're a jewelry artist, you already know you’re in a competitive market.  It’s important to produce unique designs with high quality components while keeping costs of your materials at a reasonable level.  There has been an explosion of online suppliers feeding the growing market, but many of them have poor quality.  Many indie artists feel it’s a selling point to use made in USA materials.  This list of online sources was compiled with quality, country of origin, and price in mind.

B’sue Boutiques:  For those of you that want to buy Made in USA components, B’sue specializes in them.  Multitudes of brass stampings in eight different finishes are offered, plus raw brass so you can create your own finish.  Also available:  beads, lockets, charms, pendants, steampunk style findings, and jewelry making tools and mixed media products.  There is an online catalog and Etsy shop plus a wonderful YouTube channel that has over 180 instructional videos showing how to create various jewelry pieces with the items sold on the site.

A shipment of unsorted brass stampings in a silver finish, all Made in USA from B’sue Boutiques:

Jewelry Making Stampings

Jewelry Supply.com  All manner of jewelry making supplies are offered by Jewelry Supply.com, from seed beads to chain to tools.  The site also has their own jewelry making videos and DIY projects.

Rings ‘n Things  Rings ‘n Things is a volume-discount supplier of beads, gems, pearls, Swarovski crystals, jewelry findings, and jewelry-making supplies. They also have African trade beads and jewelry making kits for sale on their site.

Vintage Jewelry Supplies  The Vintage Jewelry Supplies Company Inc. specializes in brass stampings and components in antique platings such as oxidized sterling silver, brass, and copper.  Like B’sue Boutiques, they offer raw brass so the jewelry artist can create their own patina.  Many stampings are inspired by original dies used during the Victorian era.

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies  Bumbershoot specializes in high quality antique and contemporary materials for jewelry and mixed media art including vintage beads, rhinestones, cabochons, buttons, trims and more.   They also have an Etsy shop of the same name.

Vintage embellishments from Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies:

Flower Basket Jewelry

Chain Gallery.com  The Chain Gallery specializes in chain, as the name indicates.  They are known for their quality jewelry chain and have supplied the fashion industry as well as small scale crafters with their own manufactured chain as well as imported varieties.  They also carry other jewelry making supplies such as licorice leather and a variety of clasps.

RioGrande.com  Called “Rio” by repeat customers, this is one of the largest jewelry making suppliers in the world.  Rio’s online catalog includes an assortment of findings, tools, gemstones, display pieces, and packaging for finished creations.

Fusion Beads Fusion Beads offers a wide variety of beads and other items, from Swarovski crystal beads to instructional books to tools, pearls, charms, and mixed media materials.

Beadaholique.com  Beadaholique, as the name implies, is a bead supplier, but there’s much more:  metal stampings and filigree; chain; jewelry making tools; vintage items; pendants; Swarovski Elements; and charms.   Their focus is on providing quality materials for the beading artist at low prices.  They offer free shipping on all U.S. orders.

Halstead  Bead  Halstead is a wholesale-only supplier of sterling, gold-filled, copper, and other metal findings, charms and wire for the jewelry artist.  A one hundred dollar minimum order is required.

Blue Buddha Boutique  Blue Buddha specializes in chainmaille supplies.  Chainmaille is jewelry made from multiple rings. They sell high quality 100%-Made-in-the-USA components whenever possible.  They also sell jewelry making kits.

Examples of chainmaille jewelry from Blue Buddha Boutique:

Chainmaille jewelry

Fire Mountain Gems  Fire Mountain Gems offers 91,000 different jewelry making supplies to customers worldwide.  They have a huge assortment of beads, as well as findings, gems, and chain.  Fire Mountain also has a nice selection of display pieces and packaging for finished jewelry creations..

Charm Factory  A great source for sterling silver and silver tone (pewter) charms, charm bracelets, European style beads, jewelry tags, pendants, pins, and message beads are also offered.

Shipwreck Beads  Shipwreck Beads is the largest US retailer of Czech glass beads.  They also offer  Swarovski crystal, gemstones, sterling silver, lamp work beads, pewter, books, beading accessories, stringing materials, and jewelry making tools.   

The showroom at Shipwreck Beads in Mud Bay, Washington:

Showroom at Shipwreck Beads

Too Cute Beads  Not just beads, but charms, pendants, metal findings, jewelry kits, leather and cork, tools, and glues for the jewelry artist.  Special beads include Murano glass beads and Swarovski Elements.

Lima Beads  Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Lima Beads specializes in quality beads, findings, chain, charms, and pendants.  They carry beads from various suppliers and artists large and small, such as TierraCast and Humble Beads.

Alpha Imports:  A source for diamonds and other precious gems, semi-precious gems, and wholesale lots at great prices.

Aunties Beads  Aunties Beads specializes in  the best quality, customer-reviewed and rated beads, components, and beading supplies.

The Whimsical Bead  An Australian supplier who ships worldwide (free shipping for orders over $150.00), the Whimsical Bead specializes in polymer clay, but has supplies for other media including metal clay, resin, beading, and mixed media.

Eureka!  Beads Eureka! Beads is another Australian supplier of all things bead related - from a large selection  of beads (glass beads, gemstone beads, large hole beads, metal beads, Swarovski crystal and more), to stringing materials, beading tools and findings  needed to complete jewelry projects.  

Etsy and Ebay:  There are numerous suppliers on both sites.  You can do a “search” using the term “destash” or “wholesale lot” under the category of “Jewelry Supplies” and will be given a choice of many interesting items from various sellers.

Comments

Sonya C. Frierson

OMG! I think I just got it. I want to let you know how much I am excited after reading this post. 

Daniel Van Bogelen

Thank you for stopping by! Glad to hear of your excitement. I hope you visit here often.

Ivy Helms

After almost 20 years of jewelry making, I am retiring this year. I have a large supply of findings, vintage metal components, crystals, semi-precious stones, etc. Any help you could give would save me from a massive listing on eBay! Thanks.

Cheryl T

Hi, Ivy. I was wondering if you still have your jewelry treasures for sale? I live in Florida and have been creating beautiful jewelry pieces for many years. Some I sell but most I give away to make others smile or brighten their day. I would be interested in what you have. If you still have your treasures you could take a picture and send them to my email if you can. Thank you and have a blessed day.

Ivy Helms

There is a huge amount of diff types, most are 
Metal components, some Swarovski Beads, donut stones, etc
Is any of this something u would be interested in? If so, 
I can send pics of some of them. 

Ivy Helms

Keary Fennel

I was wondering if you have any of your beads left you want to get rid of. I’m just starting out and would love to add some of yours to mine. 

Thank you

 

Fennel-keary@outlook.com

Barbara Grob

Hi Ivy! I would love to inquire about your remaining supplies. I make jewelry myself & also, am helping another artist, who lost her whole studio & all supplies here in The Keys, during hurricane Irma. We'd love to see what you have available. I love working with vintage & unique. Feel free to text me ar 305-304-9001 or email me BBopNBarb@gmail.com Thank you! <3 

 

Victoria Alford

It's always be a fun for me to read about the process of gold making process, I really getting interested to search more about jewelry making videos and DIY projects. The methods used in those videos are so much easier not as it looks very difficult. I'm just gonna ad this blog to my favorites and would difinelty get back to you soon. Thanks!

diamond finder

Thanks so much for this post! I've been wondering about this for a while. This has helped out a ton!

Arnold Roy

Hey,

It is great information about jewelry making, Thanks for sharing this post to us, you can also check our blog for filigree jewelry making supplies.

Thanks

Arnold Roy

Daniel Van Bogelen

Thanks for the resource Arnold, I'll check it out!

Fran Cey

Great blog post! Would love to be on that list! We've been making hand-dyed silk ribbons for 10 years now and offer more then 200 colors in solids, blends and metallic edged silks for use in jewelry making projects (i.e. lariats, wrist wraps), for hair accessories, quilting, and various craft projects. We sell to Artbeads.com, Fire Mountain Gems, Rings n things, Rio Grande, and to individual designers and bead shops globally.

Please visit us at www.classactdesigns.com We sell 99% wholesale on our website. We are often copied, but never duplicated in quality or customer service!

Thanks so much and keep on blogging!

Fran Cey, co-owner, Class Act Designs, Inc.

Gauri @ Silver Beads & Findingsw

Very resourceful piece of content. I'm sure a lot of jewelry makers are going to be very happy to come across this post. Cheers!

David Neel

I like the most Chainmaille jewelry.

Daniel Van Bogelen

Hey David, thanks for taking the time to read through the article. The chainmaille jewelry is beautiful!

Stan Farrell

Thank you for the list! The supporting materials including instructions and how-to's really helps to learn the jewelry craft and skills. 

Keep up the good work, and thanks!

Stan

Akhi Sharma

wow! here you shows the process of making of jewelry and i love the video you share and the post is really good. Actually i am from a process industry and have interestto know more about the different type of process that why i am so happy.

Daniel Van Bogelen

I am delighted that you were able to get some helpful information from this post! I hope you visit our site again soon!

Nassry Hattar

Interesting article about jewelry tools and suppliers, for jewelry pliers look for the Forca brand. These pliers are of excellent quality and are lifetime guaranteed. www.justpliers.com

Trudy

Hi, 

Would you be advise me on where I can buy raw metals (silver and brass) in Southeast Asia? Many suppliers only work with industrial brass. I'm based in Malaysia and the currency fluctuation is insane. 

Please help? 

 

anuj

Thanks for sharing this kind information this is really very unique

Information. I like your post. Please also post the list of gemstone store in India.

Aashirwad

This is nice post that describes how jewellery in made. I also live the video you have posted relating to jewelleryl. Through this post it look very easy process of making jewellery as it seems very difficult earlier. Thank for sharing such a useful jewellery blog post and will be back soon.

 

Thanks and Regards

Aashirwad

Daniel Van Bogelen

I am so glad you were able to find the post helpful. Check back again and let us know how the jewelry making process is going for you!

Leather Tooling Kits

Great post. It is very infomative and helpful for me. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Ferri

EUREKA BEADS sells Austrian crystal however they are a US bead business located in Rhode Island. They also sell a nice selection of czech beads and mutabo beads.
Thank you ... I have met the couple who owns this store and they are fabulous! Cheryl

Lucy Hawkins

I agree with this post. Being a jewelry designer, we should understand that the level of competition is high. Its very important to become creative and unique in every item we make in order to succeed. The most important thing is to enjoy whatever the result is. Its our passion above all. I also agree with the list. Oh how I wish my blog would be included there too.

Daniel Van Bogelen

Thanks for your input Lucy! Passion leads to creativity which leads to being unique. There is only one YOU, so be the best YOU you can.

Terry Mosley

I am looking for 20mm silver filigree lockets. Does anyone have a suggestion where I can purchase them wholesale?

Ashish Butani

I have very wide range of filigree products mail me to ashishbutani1@gmail.com

Amy

www.stuller.com has good prices on supplies, tools, fitings, solder, and equipment such as jewelers' benches, flex shafts, bench pins and more.

I buy my stones from Rio and Firemountaingems.com

Great list

Daniel Van Bogelen

I appreciate your input on these additional resources. I'll be rolling out an updated list soon. 

Stacey

I was not expecting such a long list when I read the title. Great information and media. This is definitely one to book mark. Thank you so very much

Daniel Van Bogelen

I appreciate you taking the time to read through this blog post. I'm glad you found it helpful. Let me know if there is other information you would love to read about.

Joanie

I'm looking for at least 50mm cabochons.  If they have ladies, pictures or designs on them, that is even better.

Thank You

Joepet Macariola

What a resourceful blog! I enjoyed reading it, than you for sharing this kind of information! It really helps me a lot!

Daniel Van Bogelen

So glad you were able to find this blog resourceful! Hope to see you here again.

Trish Rosen

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Radhika Gandhi

Thanks for share these useful resources about Jewelry Making. These all websites are very helpful for me.

Ravi Om

Hey, thanks for sharing this. If you need Gemstone Beads and Jewelry, visit ExploreBeads.

Anika Pathak

Thank your for share valuable resource.

Mariam

Thank you for the nice list. Please, also check our web page www.jetsinc.com for a full line of jewelry tools and supplies for professionals and hobbyists. Thank you!

Corinthia

I'm looking for jewelry wire-wrapping manufactuers (assembling jewlry via wire-wrapping).  Do you know of any?  Or, someone who knows of jewelry wire-wrapping manufacters?  Wonderful resources, thank you.

silver jewellery online

I really found this post very informative. We also deal with variouy silver jewellery products such as silver earring, silver necklece, silver payal silver bracelet silver ring  and many more in the online market. You can visit us our blog http://aashirwadjewellers.blogspot.in/2016/08/hot-selling-jewellery-prod...

Amber Buddy

Here are some beautiful necklace and pendants for you and for your loved ones. Visit amberbudd.com.au for the best jewellry in latest styes and reasonabel price. 

Emil Kadlic

I am impressed view your jewelry collection. I got everything together about jewelry news from your resourceful post. Thanks for share.

Steve

ButtonJones.com is a great place for metal buttons, pendants, charms, beads, links and cord. Excellent selection, competitive pricing, and we ship your order in one business day or less.

Mahiuddin Sharif

Glad to see your awesome jewelry making resources. As a jewelry image editing artist, I think it's the best resources for the jewelry lover. This delighted process of making of jewelry provide a unique and approachable look.

embroidery article exporters

this is the best blog of jewelry handicrafts thanks so much 

Kim Sawyer

Hi there,

Do you know where I can purchase Mala beads?

Thanks,

Kim

Daniel Van Bogelen

Are you looking for a specific kind/color/type? Have you seen the ones available on amazon?

JulieO

Where can I find murano glass beads?

Lawrence

If anyone is in need of any Wood Laser Cut or Engraved products for their shop please feel free to contact me. We make High Quality Laser Cut Products and Craft supplies. http;//www.LightningLaserCuts.com

BeadsandFindings

Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing knowledge with us.  I always find great knowledge from it. You can check also here for Beads and Findding, Charms, Gold Plated Sterling silver and Semi Precious beads etc.

neel_charujewells

chainmaille jewelry from Blue Buddha Boutique are simply awesome.

i just cant take eyes off .

thanks blogger n Blue Buddha Boutique :)

Sam

I think what is missing from this page is the best ( relatively unknown ) Australian beading online store -  Melworks Beads

I believe this is the first and original online bead store opened back in 1998 - never disappoints me and has got the best beading selection.

Nancy Summer Marine

If you're an entrepreneur you should know by now that buying your goods in wholesale enables you to save more. So opting to a wholesale jewellery supplier in UK or in Europe would be an ideal choice.

martin

thanks for sharing this information, i really appreciated it.

i come from vlove jewelry,our manufacturer just looking for the better resource.

very glad to know more friends from jewelry industry,http://www.vlove.shop

Arvino

There are numerous suppliers on both sites.  You can do a “search” using the term “destash” or “wholesale lot” under the category of “Jewelry Supplies” and will be given a choice of many interesting items from various sellers

jill carlisle

We have sterling silver, gold plated, rose gold plated, natural bronze, 14k gold and hill tribe silver. We also have many other items to choose from like beads, gemstones and leather.  Be sure to stop by and check us out.  I also offer first class shipping for $2.98.  

shahid

HI,

it's looking you have did hard research to make this list, Great work

Regards

Shahid

fashionunic

Hi, Nice Post!! I love most in this blog is process of making jewlery which you show. Beacuse I Love to desgin jewelry by myself. thanks for shargin this blog which help me to get new ideas. keep sharing it.

JH Patel

All websites are very useful. Thanks for sharing it. I woul like to add one more for jewelry charm & beads - http://www.daxfashionjewelry.com/wholesale-supplier/

Sam

This is a great list of websites which offers great jewellery making supplies and tools - including beads, made to order jewellery.

https://www.melworks.com.au/jewellery-making-supplies-c-594.html

Amay

Anyone have any feedback on beads of cambay?  I’m looking for prasiolite and their prices are very high compared to other sites.  I’m wondering if that’s because they offer higher quality beads or are their prices just ridiculous?

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