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  • Were Can I Get Cheap Beads, Please

    HI,

    I AM NEW TO BEAD MAKING. WERE CAN I BUY CHEAP BEADS FROM?
    HAS ANYBODY GOT ANY EASY DESIGNS?

    MANY THANKS, ERICA

  • #2
    Hi Erica
    it depends what you are looking for.
    I have bead mixes that are bags of mixed beads. They are very resonably priced. There are some good bargains on ebay too but you need to check out the postage rates.
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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    • #3
      I would suggest ebay too, there is a lady i deal with who is great and she has free p&p her ebay id is EMACKI
      http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Nicolas-Sparkly-Stuff

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      • #4
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        I agree, it really depends on what sort you are after. There is a site called jillybeads that I use which has good mixes at reasonable prices, it also has quite a good variety.

        Or go for a browse around charity shops and find old necklaces with good beads to cut up and restring into something else if you're just starting out and don't want to spend too much money? I'm not sure what sort of thing is out there to be honest, but it's got to be worth a try!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Craft Chick View Post

          Or go for a browse around charity shops and find old necklaces with good beads to cut up and restring into something else if you're just starting out and don't want to spend too much money? I'm not sure what sort of thing is out there to be honest, but it's got to be worth a try!
          That is what my sister does!! You can also get some good deals on last seasons necklaces from Primark - they go to half price so about 50p. My sister also cuts these up and re-uses all the beads - a great idea if you are skint!!
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          • #6
            Jilly beads are fantastic, and Homebeads are quite good as well

            it all depends on what kind of beads you want
            www.craftedgems.co.uk

            http://www.beadartists.org/Gal1300_C..._s_Gallery.asp

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            • #7
              Originally posted by carolinemhannon View Post
              Jilly beads are fantastic, and Homebeads are quite good as well
              Couldnt agree with you more.
              I may have put an order into Jilly today, tumteetumteetum.
              https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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              • #8
                Originally posted by swirlyarts View Post
                That is what my sister does!! You can also get some good deals on last seasons necklaces from Primark - they go to half price so about 50p. My sister also cuts these up and re-uses all the beads - a great idea if you are skint!!
                I do that too. I bought a broken string of jet beads for £1.00 in a boot sale and was going to do something with them but never got round to it. Bagged them up into lots and sold on ebay and made about £20

                Jane
                ps. it was a very long string ... several originally I imagine lol
                For his hat was a hundred and two feet wide,
                With ribbons and bibbons on every side

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                • #9
                  home beads?

                  What is home beads? I have never heard of those?

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                  • #10
                    What sort of beads are you looking for? I've found nice beads on ebay but unless you know exactly what you want, it's easy to end up with a bunch of lovely beads you can't use.

                    Jane
                    For his hat was a hundred and two feet wide,
                    With ribbons and bibbons on every side

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                    • #11
                      Hi I've bought a lot of beads from eBay especially through auction rather the buy it now. Also at the moment a few sites are doing sale so worth checking them out. E.g. Empirebead and bead direct (for Swarovski crystal) hope it help.
                      http://jewellerybebe.blogspot.com/
                      http://www.bebebubu.co.uk
                      http://www.facebook.com/Jewellerybebeblog

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                      • #12
                        Hi
                        I've bought lots of beads on ebay but sometimes the quality can be poor, I also use totallybeads as they are reasonable prices & good quality! Im off to investigate Jillys beads now though, enjoy your jewellery making
                        Karen

                        http://www.etsy.com/shop/karensBeadCreations
                        https://www.facebook.com/KarensbeadCreations

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                        • #13
                          I think you probably need to find cheap beads at eBay and Etsy, they are two main online beads websites. Good Luck.

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                          • #14
                            Hi,
                            I usually buy beads from craft/jewelery bead fairs or store where I can actually see the quality of a bead. I tried ebay but its very difficult to trust the colour and the quality by the pictures. There are so many composite beads instead of real ones. My experience in ebay is 50-50.
                            Yogy
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                            • #15
                              to get a bunch of starter beads and finings ebay worldwide is great get the bits you need for pennies but can take some time to get to you.

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