I have been searching for several items to make jewelry.
Etsy is a good place to look but finding a good seller is difficult. They either charge too much for the product or the "shipping and handling" is three to four times what it actually cost to mail the items purchased. I know. I ordered the items and paid the price asked but it flat out irritates me to pay six dollars for shipping and the package arrives with a buck twenty four in postage. I "plan" on not ordering from that vendor any more so now I need a new source.
While in Oklahoma City for training for my new job this past week I tried to find bead stores. No luck. I decided to go to some scrapbook stores.....NONE, however, I did find a cigar store owner that sold me some awesome empty cigar boxes. We have thousands of wonderfully talented artist in Oklahoma.......where does everyone get their supplies???
I need jump rings and "bling" for cool chain mail. I need bling stones for ear rings like the "Cougar" makes.
I need rhinestone chain so I figured a sewing store. Nope they did not have any.
So tell me.....where do you buy your jewelry supplies?
1 day ago