Jewelry Suppliers Ahead of the Trend

Jewelry Suppliers Ahead of the Trend

Published On: 04-17-2014 02:24am

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Finding quality supplies that are current and ahead of the trend is very import to me as a designer.  I love to create my own findings, links, etc. but unfortunately time constraints lead me to search out the great vendors who can provide some of these items for me as well as the basics such as headpins, crimp beads, wire, Swarovski crystals, etc.  It is a great feeling when I come across one that exceeds my expectations providing quality products, excellent customer service and great prices. 

I've recently been introduced to Primitive Earth Beads who provides great wholesale pricing to the consumer with no minimum order amount, however an order of $25 qualifies you for free shipping.   They carry a large amount of Regaliz leather and findings, chain, beads of all types as well as base metal chain, tools, wire, necklaces, etc.  They have a small selection of sterling silver.  They also run Best Beads which is wholesale with a minimum $100 order with wonderful deals on base metal chains. 
The customer service is so good that I've placed two in orders in less than a week and have a third order in process.

Another shop I have just been turned on to is Peace Creek out of Florida which carries Swarovski crystals at great pricing.

My third find is SII Findings which carries a lot of sterling silver, Hill Tribe silver, Star Dust beading wire (I purchased some to see how it compares to Soft Touch 49).  I placed a fairly large order of almost $300, the turn around time was slow, I contacted them via their website prior to placing the order to see if the package would have tracking or if I could purchase insurance and it's been two weeks and I haven't heard back yet. The pricing is excellent but the customer service is lacking.  I'm not marking them off the list but am hoping for improved customer service.

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