If you are in the market to buy:
- Sterling Silver Chains
- Sterling Silver Wire
- Sterling Silver Earring Components
- Sterling Silver Clasps
- Sterling Silver Headpins
- Sterling Silver Jump Rings
- Sterling Silver Charms
- Silver Clay
- Silver Solder
we’ve listed a few Jewellery Finding Suppliers below that could be of interest to you. Also of interest are suppliers for Faceted Gems, Faceted Stone Beads, Fresh Water Pearls, Swarovski Crystals , Czech Fire Polish Crystals, Glass Beads and Metal Beads.
Gold Filled Jewellery is highly popular in North American Jewellery. You might also want to consider adding Gold Filled components to your Jewellery Designs such as: Gold Filled Chains, Gold Filled Wires, Gold Filled Earring Components, Gold Filled Stampings, Gold Filled Clasps. Please see our Product Knowledge article on the Gold Filled manufacturing process.
Fire Mountain Gems & Beads
Fire Mountain Gems has a large selection of Beads, Glass Beads, Czech Beads, Metal Beads, Silver Beads, and Semi-Precious Stone Beads. They have a large online store that also offers some Silver Chain and Silver Findings. You can also get anything from gifts, gift boxes, Beading Magazines from Fire Mountain Gems. They also have Silver Clasps, Silver Earring Findings, Silver Charms, Headpins, Silver Jumprings, and other Silver Components. Fire Mountain Gems is very much a retail Jewellery Components supplier and carry anything from Jewellery Art Supplies to simple Jewellery Tools. However, they do have steeper discounts when you buy in large volume. They carry some Fresh Water Pearls, and some Faceted Gems.
Fire Mountain Gems is located in Oregon, USA, duties and taxes are applicable. Make sure you ask your broker about brokerage costs, UPS brokerage is approx $60 for low value shipments. If you ship air, the brokerage is included, but the shipping by air can be very expensive.
Rio Grande Gems and Findings
Rio Grande Gems and Findings in the USA has a large catalogue of Silver Chains, Silver Wire, Silver Findings, Silver Earring Components, Silver Clay and Silver Clasps. They also carry some Gold Filled Chains, Gold Filled Wires, Gold Filled Earring Components, Gold Filled Stampings, Gold Filled Clasps. Rio Grande Gems and Findings is well known for their selection of Jewellery Making Tools and Goldsmithing equipment, they are strictly a Wholesale Jewellery Supplier, so you will need to register as a business to gain access to their website. Their service is not the greatest and they have the same problem of shipping to Canada with the duties and taxes and high shipping costs.
John Bead Corporation
John Bead is located in Toronto, Canada. They carry a large selection of Beads, Glass Beads, Czech Beads, Metal Beads, Swarovski Crystals and a little bit of Silver Beads. They carry very limited Silver Chains, Silver Wire, Silver Earring Components, Silver Clasps, Silver Headpins, Silver Jumprings, and very little in the way of Silver Charms. John Bead recently started stocking more Stone Beads and Fresh Water Pearls, however, the selection and quality is rather poor and you won’t find unique Jewellery Components there. Their selection of Glass Beads is great, though, they are actually the largest Wholesale Supplier of Glass Seed Beads. John Bead has an Online Jewellery Component Store, but it is very difficult to navigate and the picture quality is poor. They have a fairly high minimum and have stringent trade policies. Their service is reputed to be extremely poor but they have a great Swaroski Crystal store. John Bead is located in Canada, so their shipping charge to Canada is much lower.
Frabels is a Jewellery Supplies store located in Montreal, Canada. Frabels carries a large variety of Semi-Precious Stone Beads, Fresh Water Pearls, Glass Beads, Czech Beads, Metal Beads, Swarovski Crystals, Glass Pearls. They have limited amounts of Silver Chains, Silver Wire, Silver Earring Components, Silver Clasps, Silver Headpins, Silver Jump rings, and little to no Silver Charms. It has been reported that some Asian shipments are poor in quality. However, Frabels is more willing to do returns than John Bead, and their service is better. George, I believe he is the owner, should be the one you speak to. Their prices tend to be more expensive for Jewellery Findings, but service is better.