When you are looking for jewelry supplies, your first stop should be Beads by Mail, where you can see many photos of bracelet and necklace designs as well as how-to tips for professional finishing techniques.
The term jewelry supplies refers to all the components, findings, and tools you need when you design and complete a piece of jewelry, whether it is a necklace, earrings, bracelet, or ring.
For your collection of jewelry supplies, the main ingredient is beads of all kinds, as well as charms and pendants. Beads by Mail features a very well organized inventory of gemstone, glass, machine-cut, and metal beads as well as cultured freshwater pearls in many sizes and shapes. You can browse by color, material, category, and size. For those of you just starting, I recommend looking at every page in the category list to familiarize yourself with the broad range of beads, charms, shapes, and colors.
If you are looking for specific jewelry supplies call Jane at 800-572-7920. I truly enjoy helping you choose beads and coaching you in how to make jewelry.
Jewelry supplies include the findings that hold your design together. These include bracelet and necklace clasps, crimps, chain, headpins for earrings, earring wires, stringing supplies, and many additional and interesting ideas.
There is a bead, clasp, or finding to suit every creative idea and Beads by Mail can help you find them.
The topic of findings is covered more completely here.
Another clever idea is to examine the jewelry you already own and set aside the pieces you enjoy wearing the most. That’s a good place to start building your collection of jewelry supplies.