(Closed) Is there a real store where you can find the same kind of supplies as on etsy?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Try looking for a Shipwreck bead store or other bead store in your area. I know that Shipwreck beads has a ton of that kind of stuff. It is like a huge warehouse and they have great prices. They are also online.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

There’s an online bead store that is very reasonable, called Jewelry Supply Company.  Their prices are better than Michael’s, and they have some really nice tools, supplies, etc.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Butterbee: Bead works is AWESOME!  On Pacific Ave … have you also been to Save-on-crafts.com?  They are located in Aptos.   I miss miss miss Santa Cruz!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Some of the stuff you find on Etsy, people actually make those beads. Even though Michael’s, Joann and Hobby Lobby have a lot more in the way of beads, there is still a lot they don’t have. Try the bead store, but you can also go online to check out some bead shops. I used to buy a lot from Fire Mountain Gems. I used to buy swarovski crystals and wires to make earrings from there. They have a lot of beads there and great customer service!

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