Thursday, September 25, 2008

Calling All Resources...

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
Micro Fasteners
Midland Tools - Specialty Jewelry Supplies
National Jewelry Supply
Nile Jewelry Supply
Otto Frei
Production Tool Supply
Pasternak Findings
Rio Grande
Ross Metals
SEP Jewelry Tools of Chicago, Inc.

Glass, Tools, Presses, etc.

ABR Imagery
Arrow Springs
Frantz Art Glass
Olympic Color
Glass Daddy – Lausha Glass
Wale Apperatus

Informational Resources:

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...


rosebud101 said...

Thanks, Sharon, it's most helpful!

Deb said...

Sharon, what a fabulous resource list ~ Thank You.
I'm going to link to it from my blog if that's OK with you :o)

Right Turn ArtWerks said...

Deb, be my guest....I'd love you to link up...

Jewelry Supply said...

thanks sharon. It was very very helpful.

Anonymous said...

Howaco is a great source for lampworking supplies. Wonderful service and fair prices. I buy my Bullseye glass there.