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Bead Boutique http://www.beadboutiquenc.com/
At Bead Boutique in Matthews, NC, you will discover our wide selection of sterling silver, handcrafted jewelry, beads,
and information on beading classes.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Beadlush http://www.beadlush.com/index.shtml
Central Charlotte’s favorite full-service bead shop, offering an ever-growing selection of Czech glass, Swarovski
crystal, delicas, seed beads, high-quality natural stones, and pearls.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Expressive Impressions http://www.expressive-impressions.com/
2215 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Suite G, Charlotte NC 28273
Phone 704-375-9300 Fax 704-375-1224
See also Kim St.Jean http://www.kimstjean.com/
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

A Grain of Sand http://www.agrainofsand.com
Beads at A Grain of Sand. Your source for freshwater pearl beads, swarovski crystal beads, garnet beads and jewelry
findings.
No store-front. The owner sometimes does trunk shows at Beadlush.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

North Carolina Bead Stores http://www.guidetobeadwork.com/localstores/states/NC.zip.html
- Listed by Zip Code
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Stores

Artbeads.com http://www.artbeads.com/
Beads, Artbeads.com, Swarovski Beads, Glass Beads, Swarovski Crystals, Jewelry Supplies, Sterling Silver Charms,
Alphabet Beads, Seed Beads ...
I have bought from Artbeads and found them reliable and well priced. I think they have free shipping.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads http://www.firemountaingems.com/
America’s favorite beads and beading supplies since 1973. Largest selection of beads and jewelry making supplies at
wholesale prices.
I have bought from Fire Mountain Beads and found them reliable and well priced. They will send you a HUGE paper
catalog and regular paper updates.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Harlequin Beads http://www.harlequinbeads.com/cgi-bin/beads/index.html
Harlequin Beads has one of the largest selections of Swarovski Beads anywhere with over 1260 Swarovski beads in
stock.
I have bought from Harlequin Beads and found them reliable and well priced. They have a good selection of seed
beads. Their sale prices are fantastic.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Shipwreck Beads http://www.shipwreckbeads.com/
Shipwreck Beads offers the World's Largest Selection of Beads, in addition to a HUGE selection of beading
accessories, jewelry making supplies, and beading books. Over 38,000 different styles and colors of beads. We offer
both retail and wholesale quantities of beads.
I have never bought from Shipwreck beads, but have known of them for decades they are the competitor of
Firemountain Beads. I do not think their website is as well disgned as Firemountain’s which is probably why I have
not bought from them.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

SC Bead Stores http://www.guidetobeadwork.com/localstores/states/SC.cty.html
Added by KJ on 4/2/09South Carolina Bead Stores - Listed by City

Sojourner Clasps http://sojourner.biz/Qstore/Qstore.cgi?CMD=007&DEPT=1098062721
Sojourner: Bohemian luxury for your home.
I must have picked up this link elsewhere – probably Bead and Button Magazine. I have never bought anything here.
However, they have beautiful clasps.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Bobby Beads http://www.bobbybead.com/index.html
Bobby Bead- Toho
I may have bought beads here – this is an extensive collection of Toho and Aiko seed beads with great color reference
charts.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Ezel Jewels http://www.ezeljewels.com/index.html
Jewerly Findings for Jewelry Designers and bead mania. silver findings for gemstones. findings for beads and
accessory.Rhodium plated silver findings,CubicZirconium set in Rhodium coating silver
I have never bought anything from Ezel. I picked up this link from an article in Bead and Button so I am assuming
they are reliable. This is an extensive collection of higher end clasps and findings.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

designersfindings http://www.designersfindings.net/
Findings.
I am not sure where this link came from and I have never purchased anything from this site.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

EMERALD FOREST http://www.emforest.com/
Wholesale Designer Handmade Beaded Jewelry by Audrey Quetier - wholesale handmade costume jewelry, wholesale
handmade fashion jewelry, wholesale beaded jewelry, all handmade in Florida, United State
I bought beautiful findings (sliders?) from Emerald Forest at Down the Street Bead Show – her website does not show
those pieces.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Omega Gems http://www.omega-gems.com/
Semiprecious Gem Stones
This is not an extensive site. I bought very nice Semi Precious beads from Omega at Down the Street Bead Shows.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

The Beading Path http://www.beadinpath.com/index.php
New Englands Largest Bead Store specializing in Vintage Lucite, Swarovski, Glass and more.
I have purchased from The Beading Path. This is a Swarovski store, like Expressive Impressions.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Vintaj http://www.vintaj.com/default.asp
Vintaj presents a unique line of rich caramel brass repousse findings!
You can buy Vintaj at Beadlush.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Cindy's Wicked Good Beadz Home Page http://www.wickedgoodbeadz.com/servlet/StoreFront
I have never shopped here, I found this page when looking for alternatives to Vintaj brass. This site features much
more than brass.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Brass Bouquet Home Page http://stores.brassbouquet.com/StoreFront.bok
I have never shopped here, I found this page when looking for alternatives to Vintaj brass. This site features beautiful
vintage brass.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Ornamentea http://www.ornamentea.com/theshop/Index.html
I have never shopped here, but the store front is in Raleigh. If you are looking for something special this might be well
worth a look.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

BSue Vintage Jewelry Supplies and Jewelry by B'Sue Boutiques http://www.bsueboutiques.com/
B'sue Boutiques, specializing in jewelry craft design, vintage jewelry and repair, scrapbooking charms and collage
jewelry techniques. We carry unique jewelry findings you'll find nowhere else.
This is another place I have never shopped, but found when I was looking for an alternative to Vintaj.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Vintage Jewelry Supplies by AccessoriesSusan http://stores.channeladvisor.com/accessoriessusan/
The premier source for jewelry making supplies with a Victorian influence.
Cate has shopped here and recommended the store to me. The findings are lovely and reasonably priced.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Mobile Boutique – Sliders http://www.mobile-boutique.com/
There's a wonderful array of colorful brilliance of jewelry making beads, rhinestone beads and magnetic jewelry clasps,
just waiting for your fertile imagination.
Cate told me about this site when I asked if she knew of a place to buy sliders.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Beyond Beadery http://www.beyondbeadery.com/index.cfm?&redirect=yes
Offering a vast selection of Delicas, Swarovski crystals, seed beads in all shapes and sizes, stringing supplies, books,
findings, and other bead needs since 1987.
I have never ordered from here. Jean Campbell receives beads from them and links to them in her blog, but I don't
think that is where I got this link. The site mostly features Japanese seed beads and many many crystals.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Kabela Design, Vintage Brass http://www.kabeladesign.com/
Beads & Caps Pendants Charms and Drops Connectors Findings Filigree and Wraps kabela, kabela design, vintage
bead, vintage beads, art deco beads, Art Nouveau, filigree
This is another place I have never shopped, but found when I was looking for an alternative to Vintaj. The collection of
filigree is quite extensive.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Nina Designs http://www.ninadesigns.com/
Wholesale Bali silver beads and clasps of exquisite detail available for purchase from Nina Designs. Each bead is a
work of art created by dedicated craftsmen.
As seen on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels Added by KJ on 06/13/09

Rings and Things http://www.rings-things.com/
Wholesale Jewelry Supplies for Professional Craftspeople
Well known site for supplies.
Added by KJ on 06/13/09
Forums and Blogs
Art Bead Scene Blog http://artbeadscene.blogspot.com/
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Beadlust http://beadlust.blogspot.com/
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Beadweaver Blog http://beadweaver.blogspot.com/
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Bead Journal Blog Spot 1 http://08bjp.blogspot.com/
This is the place where bead journalist show off their monthly works – you will need to follow the link to their own site
to see to the full work.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Bead Journal Blog Spot 2 http://morebjp08.blogspot.com/
This is the place where bead journalist show off their monthly works – you will need to follow the link to their own site
to see to the full work.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Bead Journal Blog Spot 3 http://andmorebjp08.blogspot.com/
This is the place where bead journalist show off their monthly works – you will need to follow the link to their own site
to see to the full work.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Earthenwood Studio Blog http://earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com/
This is the place to see how to use those vintaj brass pieces available at Bead Lush
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Humblebeads Blog http://humblebeads.blogspot.com/
Handmade clay beads and nicely produced finished pieces.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Jewelry & Beading http://www.jewelryandbeading.com/
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Katie Hacker’s Beading Blog http://katiehacker.blogspot.com/
The well known beading artist, writer, and instructor.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Louise Hill’s Designs http://louisehilldesignsblog.blogspot.com/
Louise Hill’s blog. Louise Hill is also listed under “Color” with a different site.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

No Easy Beads http://noeasybeads.blogspot.com/
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

The Bead Circle - Bulletin Board http://www.beadcircle.com/favicon.ico
Beadcircle.com - Discuss everything beads! Join today, registration is free! This is a forum, so you can join in
discussions and ask questions.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

The Beading Gem&’s Journal http://www.beadinggem.com/
Informative and inspirational jewelry blog for jewelry making
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Vampi’s Favorite Links http://vampsart.com/links.htm
Grace Beading – This is a link to the link page only and the link page is quite extensive.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Wickwire Jewelry Blog http://wickwirejewelry.blogspot.com/
Etched metal and wire work. Artist’s Etsy shop is also listed in the Etsy Inspiration section.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Jewelry Geeks http://www.jewelrygeeks.com/
This is a social network (like Facebook) for jewelry makers. There is a gallery page that non-members can look at.
This would be a good way to promote your etsy site.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Beverly Ash Gilbert http://beverlygilbert.blogspot.com/
This might be better placed in the color category. The says she loves to "create, teach, play with color, beadweave,
make bead soups..."
Added by KJ on 4/10/09

Simply Adorning http://simplyadorning.blogspot.com/
Fine Weaving, Stringing, and Wire Work.
Added by KJ on 4/10/09

World Artisan Gems http://worldartisangems.com/
Highlighting bead artists from around the world. If you want to see what is new or are simply looking for inspiration,
this is the place to look.
Added by KJ on 4/10/09

MadDesigns http://maddesignsbeads.blogspot.com/
Well known bead artist Marcia Decoster's blog with plenty of beautiful seed bead pieces to inspire.
Marcia is often featured in Bead and Button and does beautiful work. Marcia is a Designer of the Year in Beadwork.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

BeadArtOriginals http://beadartoriginals.blogspot.com/
A group of bead artists from etsy featuring clay, seed beads, stringing and much more.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Jean Campbell http://jeancampbellink.blogspot.com/
Jean Campbell is a bead artist, teacher, and writer.
Jean Campbell is often featured in Beadwork and is the 2009 Beadwork Designer of the Year.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Jamie Hogsett http://jamiehogsett.blogspot.com/
Jamie Hogsett is the cover artist in the March 2009 Beadwork magazine and is a Designer of the Year.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

The Beader's Muse http://www.thebeadersmuse.com/
Blog about the business of beading, design and techniques of beadwork, including beading kits, project tutorials, and
handmade art jewelry designed by Scarlett Lanson of Sedona.
Lovely work.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

CND Jewelry Tales http://jewelrytales.blogspot.com/
An artist who features beaded jewelry, but says she is a silversmith who works with lace - you can see the convergence.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09
Craftster http://www.craftster.org/
Craftster.org is a crafting community that includes craft forums, diy craft projects, and craft ideas for members and
casual viewers.
Caren mentioned this site at her first meeting as a way to get feedback on your jewelry.
Added by KJ on 06/13/09


Inspirations
Heidi Daus http://heidi-daus.com/index2.asp
Heidi Daus is a commercial jeweler who sells her works on HSN – it is beautiful, inspiring rhinestone jewelry.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Free Spirit http://www.freespiritcollection.com
Big, beautiful seed bead works.
See also: Free Spriit Gallery http://www.freespiritcollection.com/gallery.htm
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Native American Beadwork and Wampum Belts
http://www.native-languages.org/beadwork.htm
Information about traditional and contemporary Native American beadwork and wampum belts, with links to Indian
beading artists from several different tribes.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Wire Jeweler http://sojourner.wirejeweler.com/index.html
How to books and pamplets, but you should be able to make the designs shown on the covers.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Wire Wrap http://www.wirewrap.org/
Complex wire wrapped pieces
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Robin Atkins - bead embodery http://www.robinatkins.com/index.html
Robin Atkins, bead artist and author of One Bead at a Time and Beaded Embellishment, internationally known
beadwork teacher and lecturer.
Robin started the Bead Journal Project Robin will insipre you to consider bead embrodery.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Marilyn Radzat Fantasy Art http://www.marilynradzat.com/marilynbio.html
OH MY GOSH!!! Fantasy art is right. These are stunning fantasy figurines.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Megan Noël’s Home Page http://www.megannoel.com/beadindex.html
Big seed bead jewelry and dolls.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Rebekah Hodus Gallery http://www.hodous.com/mygallery.htm
Embrodered cabochons and large seed bead pieces.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Beverly Ash Gilbert http://www.gilbertdesigns.net/home.html
Free Form Weaving
Added by KJ on 4/2/09
Leslee Frumin - Bead Work Gallery Page http://www.lesleefrumin.com/beads.htm
Leslee Frumin teaches beading, jewelery making, metal work, and produces and sells her own work in Southern
California.
This is a single gallery page of Leslee Frumin's work - featuring crystals at the top of the page.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09


Etsy Designers for Inspiration

beaddiddy http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5267974
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

adri33 http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5220732
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

AEBDesign http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5732759
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Beadazzled of Oregon http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5751516
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

beadbug http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6175
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Bead Jewelry Shop Girl http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=57894
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Beadmatrix http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5388128
Masks and Leaves
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Beadsforever http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5430659
Complex seed bead works
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

bebopbeads http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5074029
Freeform and Bezels
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Caraway http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5734666
Embroidered Cabochons
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

CieloDesign http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5345913
Seed Bead Cabs with Wire Embellishements
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Creative Potential http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5219572
Wire & Metal
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Delirium Designs Jewelry Deux http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5516112
A variety of works.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09
Enchanted Beads http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5065568
Seed Bead Bezzeles and Vessels
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

BeadWeavers http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/
Monthly contest for group members – this is a source of inspiration and the source of most of these links.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Fleur DeIrk http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6181477
A variety of works and seed bead patterns. Includes collars and pearl pieces.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Good River Gallery http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5120242
Sculptural seed beaded pieces
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Green Dragon’s Cave http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5076194&order=&section_id=&page=1
Loom and off loom seed bead pieces.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

GreenEnvyDesigns http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5007304&order=&section_id=&page=1
Sculptured seed bead neclace, off loom seed bead pieces, and wirework.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

My Fair Lady http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5344180
Freeform Peyote
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Joslin Jewels http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6385760
Coiled Knotted Wire Jewelry
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Lilbeado http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5499253
Complex seed bead pieces.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

LiciaBeads http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5736222
Seed bead and wire work pieces.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Little Stone Design http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5133174
Fine Beadwoven and Seed Bead Jewelry
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Nemeton http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5540799
Off loom seed bead pieces and kits for color inspiration.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Pugbeads http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5512353&order=&section_id=&page=1
A mixture of pieces including large complex seed bead pieces and wirework.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Ritual http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5043770
Seed bead female figurines
Added by KJ on 4/2/09
Rosevine Design http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5076789
Seed bead bezel set stones.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Savoy Studio http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5406366
Sculptural Beadwork
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Smadars Treasure http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5638322
A variety of seed bead woven pieces.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

The Beaded Bear http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5222554&order=&section_id=&page=1
Peyote bags and picture peyote pieces
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Totally Twisted http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5091884&order=&section_id=&page=1
Twisted Wire Bracelets and seed bead pieces
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Triz Designs http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5344725
Beautiful complex seed bead designs, woven and embroidered
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Wickwire Jewelry http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5996663
Wire, etched metal, and beaded jewelry
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Bead Catcher Victorian Seedbead Designs http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5636423
Beadwoven jewelry done mostly in Russian netting and coraling techniques
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Blue Scarab http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=83031
Wire Wrapped Pendents
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Kerrie Slade http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5780039
Seed bead flower jewelry. As seen in Bead and Button.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Team Filigree: Team Treasury http://team-filigree.blogspot.com/2008/08/team-treasury_27.html
Use this etsy site to find beaders working with Vintaj style brass.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Gwenbeads http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6595280
Crystal beaded beads.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

MaryLouWebster
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6848996
Very nice peyote seed bead work.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Emily Gray Jewels http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5744697
Stunning complex wire work.
Added by KJ on 05/08/09
Color

Fun With Color http://louisehillsfunwithcolor.blogspot.com/
Use this site to find color combinations Follow the other links for inspiration.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Pantone Color http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?ca=4&pg=20378
Pantone, Inc. is the world-renowned authority on colour and provider of colour systems and leading technology for the
selection and accurate communication of colour. PANTONE … the worldwide market leader in colour communication
and colour technology for the graphic design, printing, publishing, textile and plastics industries.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Color Scheme Designer 3 http://colorschemedesigner.com/
An on-line color wheel which will generate mono, complement, triad, tetrad, analogic, and accented analogic color
schemes.
Added by KJ on 06/13/09

Projects and Patterns
Beading Daily http://www.beadingdaily.com/freeprojects/
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Beads Baubles & Jewels Projects http://www.beadsbaublesandjewels.com/projects6.htm
From the PBS TV show. You must register to access the projects.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Step by Step Bead and Jewelry Projects http://www.stepbystepbeads.com/sbsbeads/projects.cfm
Step by Step Beads Magazine - Free step by step beading projects.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Wigjig Earring Designs http://www.wigjig.com/earrings.htm
Making Earrings -- Free Instructions using Gemstones, Beads and Jewelry Wire
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Bead Pattern Central http://www.beadpatterncentral.com/
Beading kits, patterns, books and primers
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Getting Started – The Basics http://www.jewelryandbeading.com/the-basics-tutorials-and-suppliers-to-get-you-started/
The Basics - information & tutorials to get you started
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Jewelry Lessons with Free Tutorials http://www.jewelrylessons.com/jewel/home
A community of thousands of jewelry makers sharing free lessons, tutorials, articles, tips, gallery and more!
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Beaducation http://www.beaducation.com/images/bicone.ico
Jewelry Making Classes When You Want, Where You Want
If you want to learn new jewelry making techniques from the comfort of your own home you have come to the right
place. Whether you are a beginner or have been making jewelry for years, beaducation has classes, tools and materials
for everyone.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09
Basic Beading Techniques http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/Arts_and_Craft_Idea/basic_beading_techniques.html
Tutorials in Basic Techniques includes tutorials on beading techniques like peyote stitch, tubular peyote stitch, gourd
stitch, brick stitch, Comanche stitch, square stitch, right angle weave, loom work weaving, bead cross stitch, beadpoint,
bead embroidery, applique beadwork and more.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Tutorial Thumbnails http://www.rubysbeadwork.com/Thumbnails.html
Lots and lots of tutorials linked by thumbnail pictures of the finished project.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

deEva - beaded jewelry http://deevadesign.blogspot.com/
Single page weaving patterns utilizing seed beads, crystals, and pearls for pendants, earrings, and bracelets.
Added by KJ on 4/10/09

Cent perles et moi… (AKA Mu) http://centperles.canalblog.com/
Wonderful bead patterns in French, but if you can follow the pictures, you can make these pieces.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

MISC

Craft Shows, Music Festivals, Craft Fairs, Fine Art Fairs http://www.festivalnet.com/
Craft Shows, Art Fairs, and Music Festivals across the USA and Canada. Detailed listings on over 20,000+ events.
Basic information and show ratings are free.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Gemstone Index http://www.rings-things.com/gemstone/main.htm
Everything you need to know about peridot, tourmaline and all kinds of gemstone beads. Care tips, history,
enhancements, trivia and more for 275 stones!
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Colored Stone Magazine http://www.colored-stone.com/
Colored Stone Magazine - your guide to selling, style, and sources in the Colored Gemstone Industry
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Plain Craft http://www.plaincraft.com/
Put pictures of your work here and users will rate it on a scale of 1 to 20. This is a good way to link to your ArtFire or
Etsy site to increase traffic. You can also find some inspirational pieces here. This is a busy site with a current average
of 200 posts per week.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09


Museums and Galleries
Magnolia Pearl http://www.magnoliapearl.com/
Magnolia Pearl Clothing: lush, beautiful clothing and bags with a vintage look.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

The Mint Museums http://www.mintmuseum.org/
Visit the Mint Museums in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Mint Museum of Art features noted collections of American
art, pre-Columbian art, ceramics and decorative arts, historic costumes, African art, to name a few. The Mint Museum
of Craft + Design features a permanent collection of ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood that documents
contemporary studio craft, tracing the movement’s historical roots in the 19th century and its relationship to traditional
decorative arts and industrial design.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09
Sell
Artfire Jewelry http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=categories&main_cat_id=5
Low cost site to sell handmade items, including jewelry.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Etsy http://www.etsy.com/
Your place to buy and sell all things handmade
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

American Craft Council http://www.craftcouncil.org/
Join the American Craft Council, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to fostering an environment in which
craft is understood and valued. Programs include the bimonthly magazine AMERICAN CRAFT, juried wholesale and
retail craft shows, and a specialized library on 20th century American craft. This site contains information about
Council membership, a calendar of craft-related exhibitions and events, extensive craft links, a collection of quotes
concerning the nature of craft, and various other resources for the craft field.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Arts Business Institute http://www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/
Practical business skills for artists.
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

American Craft http://www.americancraft.com/
The American craft art resource for artists and galleries. Sell your crafts and art work to retail galleries and shops! The
Buyers Market of American Craft, held in February and July each year, allows gallery owners and retailers to purchase
wholesale art work from craft artists
Added by KJ on 4/2/09

Modish Biz Tips http://www.modishblog.com/biztips/
Modish Biz Tips brings you bright ideas for your creative business, daily. Find marketing and self-employment tips to
help you have a successful business as an artist, crafter or designer and connect with other creative entrepreneurs.
This is a blog with regular tips to help you sell your work.
Added by KJ on 4/10/09

Art Biz Blog http://www.artbizblog.com/
Art business blog for marketing, promotions, and general business help for artists.
This is a very active blog with lots of good advice.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Ask Harriete http://askharriete.typepad.com/ask_harriete/
Questions and Answers about the Professional Guidelines for artists and crafts people.
If you are selling your work you might want to read this blog.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

1000 Markets http://www.1000markets.com/
Shop the world's most expertly selected artisan marketplaces - handcrafted jewelry, clothing, art, unique gifts, specialty
foods and more.
Looking for a place to set up shop? This is an alternative to etsy.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Supermarket http://supermarkethq.com/browse/everything
Great design. Straight from designers.
Looking for a place to set up shop? This is another alternative to etsy.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09
The Business of Art http://arts-careers.com/success/
Web site with articles on selling art work.
Added by KJ on 5/8/09

Trunkt http://www.trunkt.org/
Connecting exceptional artisans with global wholesale buyers.
Added by KJ 05/08/09

Arts and Crafts Show Listing http://www.landofodds.com/store/craftshows.htm
This list can be searched by state or region.
Added by KJ on 06/13/09

Events 2000 http://www.events2000.com/
Local festival, show and event information for GA, FL, NC, SC, AL, VA, TN, KY, MS, LA and surrounding areas.
This is a subscription Service with some free listings
Added by KJ on 06/13/09

Crafts Fairs Online http://www.craftsfaironline.com/
Includes listings for craft malls and craft fairs as well as websites for supplies and crafters.
Added by KJ on 06/13/09

SC Fairs and Festivals
http://www.southcarolinafairsandfestivals.com/eventCalendar.php?gclid=CNi2tKaN1ZoCFRJxxwodlxmWGg
This includes everything, not just craft shows, e.g. fireworks, wine tastings, flower shows, etc…
Added by KJ on 06/13/09

Southern Festivals http://www.southfest.com/
festivals and events in the South including NC, SC, FL, GA, LA, TN, TX and VA.
Includes listings for craft shows, but also car shows, BBQ's, music festivals, etc…
Added by KJ on 06/13/09

Festival News http://www.festivalnews.info/
State Calendars give show titles and contact numbers. List is extensive, but includes much more than arts and craft
shows.
Added by KJ on 06/13/09

				
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