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Beads - Specialty,Vintage, Antique, Etc.

Links to sellers of different, unusual, hard to find vintage beads including antique glass beads, jet beads, rare gemstone beads, old trade beads, old Italian glass beads, Lucite, bead components, Whitehearts, handmade beads and many others.
Glass Bead Garden Beads
Oh, the shapes and colors and types and kinds of beads you'll see at The Glass Bead Garden. Every kind of flower and leaf, bugs, animals, stars, hearts, plants, bead combinations, seashore beads, fruits, vegetables, leg bones, skulls, roses - in a variety of colors and at great prices with excellent customer service, too.
Gems 2 Behold - Murano Glass Beads
Gems 2 Behold has been carrying genuine Murano beads for years, not the imports that seem to be flooding the market these days. Their beautiful selection includes my favorite deep, matte red-over-gold bicone beads, the beautiful orange lentils, and any of the curved beads. Excellent customer service, too.
Ancient Touch - Beads and Antiquities
Offering ancient beads from the Mediterranean area including beads of amber, jet beads and carvings, glass beads, faience beads, amulets and artifacts, and other antiquities from the Neolithic through Medieval periods. All items are guaranteed authentic, restorations are clearly labelled and a 30 day refund pertaining to authenticity is offered. Looks very professional.
Bead Goes On, The - Beads, Stones, Silver
Great Nepalese and Tibetan silver are available at The Bead Goes On, as well as a terrific assortment of silver Milagros and silver charms. They also carry an assortment of seed beads, imported glass beads, Hill Tribe Silver, beaded beads, genuine Wampum beads, clasps and other beading supplies.
Beadin' Path, The - Vintage Beads
Almost too good to be true, this site and the beads offered are simply spectacular. Vintage Swarovski, vintage Lucite beads, wood beads, glass beads, vintage cabochons, bead findings, contemporary beads, beading books, beading supplies, vintage chain and even vintage filigree.
Beadroom, The - Vintage Glass Beads
The Beadroom has a wide assortment of both Czech and Japanese-made seed beads, along with lots of vintage glass beads from the Czech Republic, plus imported lampwork beads, Swarovski crystal and beading supplies. Especially nice vintage bead selection.
Beads India - Beads and Supplies
Beads India has a small, but interesting, collection of beads, bead kits, beading supplies and buttons imported from India. Take a look at the cute fish beads.
Black Dragon and Celtix Beads
Unique recreations of Celtic beads cast in silver-plated pewter, plus other delicious stuff from this United Kingdom-based artisan.
Cocopah Bead Store
Arizona's Oldest Bead Store, with some of the most beautiful beads and beading kits you'll see anywhere. Pay them a visit for the beads, and don't miss the"Bead of the Month Club" or "Bead Kit of the Month Club" options for some terrific deals on beads and bead kits.
Dichroic Coated "Aiko" Brand Cylinder Beads
These must be seen to be believed. Using the new Aiko glass cylinder beads from Japanese bead manufacturer, The Toho Company, Jamie Kawahara has devised a way to coat the pre-ade beads with a permanent dichroic finish, creating one fabulously flashy bead. You'll want them all once you see glitter and glow of these tiny dazzlers created by Jamie Kawahara.
East of Oz Beads and Crystal
Lots of very interesting beads are available at this delightful bead store. Included are vintage Lucite and plastic, vintage and discontinued Swarovski and other crystal, antique Venetian beads, antique Millifiori and Chevron beads, as well as buttons and other amazing embellishments.
Embellishments - Beads and More
Specializing in the elegant, hard-to-find, art jewelry material, Embellishments is the place to go to find beads and beading material for the most discerning beader. Bali and Israeli silver, ethnic beads, cones, clasps, glass beads, bone beads, carvings, faces, Czech beads, Swarovski, stone and probably every other bead imaginable can be found at Embellishments.
Empyrean Beads - Vintage Seed Beads
The emphasis at Empyrean is on the impossible -to-find-elsewhere vintage seed beads, semi-precious stone bead, pearls, and metals. Empyrean is highly recommended for their selection of vintage and antique seed beads, thir great prices and for their integrity regarding the authenticity of the beads they sell. Honest dealings, terrific beads and nice people - they have it all!
Jewel of the Lotus - High Karat Gold Beads
Indian high-karat (18-22k) gold beads and findings - gorgeous with lapis beads and other dark stones. Also fantastic used with seed beads, in beading projects, or when making beaded necklace and bracelets. Jewel of the Lotus also carries some vintage items and lots of beadwork findings.
Jewelex, Inc. Vintage Beads, Swarovski Crystal
A huge selection of vintage glass beads including window beads, crackle glass beads, genuine cobalt blue barrel beads; really a vast variety of vintage and antique beads of every sort. They also stock a brilliant selection of vintage Swarovski crystals beads and beading elements in long-discontinued, hard-to-find styles, colors, sizes and finishes.
Jewelry Plus Stone Beads
Jewelry Plus stocks mostly stone beads in a wide variety of natural material. Cut or natural crystal points, cut beads, round beads, stone donuts for beading, and shaped beads are a few of the bead types stocked by Jewelry Plus. Also available are pendants, silver, wire, and a host of other beading supplies.
Matt Bezak Designs
Matt Bezak does for glass what Michelangelo did for marble, only better. This site does not sell directly to the public; it is actually meant to be used by the Galleries that carry Matt's workk to use as a reference, and shows such beautiful glass artwork that it should be required viewing for beaders.
Natural Touch Resin Beads
These are some very cool beads. Great beads as they are, they are also extremely versatile. They can be rubber stamped, polymer clay can be adhered, they can be painted, glues, rhinestones added, and altered in any number of ways. The prices on these beads are great, the seller is delightful, and you will love these beads.
Orientations Gallery - Antique Ojime Beads
Featuring Ojime beads, the large, intricate beads used to clasp traditional Japanese accessories. Each of these Ojime beads is a work of art containing stunning detail and master craftsmanship. The Orientations Gallery Web site shows several pages of Ojime beads, and offers them for sale, including beaded jewelry that incorporates masterpiece Ojime beads.
Pudgy Beads - Vintage Glass Beads
Vintage glass beads dating back to 1900, from Germany, Japan and Czechoslovakia. The selection of vintage beads at Pudgy Beads is magnificent, with so much variety in bead shape, color, size, and type. Lots of vintage Japanese lampwork, which is not often seen, along with West German beads, very old Czech beads, glass cabochons and many other beads and bead related items.
Rainbows of Light - Swarovski Beads
Rainbows of Light is a reputable, highly regarded seller of Swarovski crystal beads and components at unbeatable prices. Stocked with every Swarovski bead, spacer, drop bead, pendant, shaped bead, new bead, sew-on, flatback, fancy stone, Rivoli, and glass pearl bead, if you need Swarovski, you'll find it here. A $35.00 minimum order, and a $5.00 handling fee for orders under $75.00.
Splendor in the Glass - Vintage Beads
Splendor in the Glass Vintage Beads' bead buyers have a miraculous ability to find rare, unusual, and unique vintage beads, cabochons, pendants, and other bead related items. The prices are excellent and the beads are always beautiful, shipped lovingly, and in excellent condition. Customer service is a strong priority, and they are highly recommended.
Bead and Body, The - Beads and Beading Supplies
Beads, beading products, beadwork supplies, buttons, finished jewelry, and wonderful lavender aromatherapy products. The also offer a natural, plant-based pain relief product, plus a large variety of lavender body care products. Beads, buttons, beading supplies, body care, and beauty products, all in one place.
Tiger Tiger Collectible and Antique Beads
A selection of collectible beads, including Peking Glass Beads, beautiful dZi beads, Burmese Beads, Pumtek Beads, and Peking Glass beads. They also stock Hill Tribe Silver, old amber, Mizoram beads, and many other antique specialty beads from remote parts of the world.
Tribal Eye - Ancient Beads and Beadwork
Tribal Eye carries an interesting selection of ancient, vintage, antique and just "old" beads from various locations, created using substances including metals, Egyptian faience, stone, glass, wood, and bone, to name a few. Beads are collected world-wide, authenticated, and sold with as much information as possible. Reproductions are clearly noted, as are repairs and re-stringing.
Venetian Bead Shop - Traditional Italian Beads
The Venetian Bead Shop carries only the finest selection of beads made in Murano, Italy in the old manner and in the old factories. The bead selection includes foiled beads, blown beads, furnace glass beads, seed beads, bead findings, Swarovski crystal beads,and an impressive line of imported Murano bead look-alikes called MuroGlass.
Laurie Wright Beads
An impressive inventory of beads can be found on Laurie Wright's site, including lots of Charlotte beads, loads of size 11/0 True-Cut beads, many hand-carved stone beads, pressed glass beads, old nailhead beads, Delica beads, buttons and firepolish beads. A great bead store if you're looking for something just a little bit different.

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