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What stone is this bead?

Posted by Ellen Roy on Friday, January 30, 2015, In : Beads and Findings 
When shopping for stone beads we try to identify the stone before buying, however, this is not always possible.  Sometimes the vendor doesn't know, sometimes the vendor is overwhelmed and can't answer every query, sometimes the vendor forgets to write the stone name on the bag - the list goes on.  When we know the stone we write the name on the tag as we price it.  When we don't know a stone and need to look it up, here are a few websites we go to.  If you're trying to identify a stone you mi...
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Where do you get your materials?

Posted by Ellen Roy on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Beads and Findings 
Common items like most findings, druks (plain round beads), tools and stringing materials which have very consistent qualtiy we order from vendors who supply brick and mortar bead shops.  Our beads come from all around the world. Czech Repubic, India, China, Africa, Peru, United States and more - not that we travel all around the world to get them, however, we do travel to market and our vendors so we can hand-pick every bead. 
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