As both a beadmaker and a metalsmith I find that having a broad range of resources for materials and tools very important. Often you have to play detective to locate an elusive object you need for a project. Here’s my list (not necessarily a complete one) of some of my favorite places to hunt out that missing tool, finding, or glass. I’ve made them active so you can just click and search for yourself. Happy hunting……
Metal, Tools, and Findings
David H. Fell & Co
Hauser and Miller
Hoover and Strong
Indian Jewelers Supply - Tools, metals, some beads and cabs
Midland Tools - Specialty Jewelry Supplies
National Jewelry Supply
Nile Jewelry Supply
Production Tool Supply
SEP Jewelry Tools of Chicago, Inc.
Glass, Tools, Presses, etc.
Frantz Art Glass
Glass Daddy – Lausha Glass
Lampwork, etc. (A wonderful resource of people and vendors)
Warm Glass (ditto above)
ISGB (International Society of Glass Beadmakers)
GAS (Glass Art Society)
If you have any others you'd like to add to the list just let me know...