Shopping for Jewelry Supplies on Etsy

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Etsy has an abundance of gorgeous beads like this stunning vintage swarovski amethyst and white opal glass dangle.
The Etsy site has over 300,000 members and keeps growing.
Etsy has an abundance of gorgeous beads like this stunning vintage swarovski amethyst and white opal glass dangle.

Etsy has an abundance of gorgeous beads like this stunning vintage swarovski amethyst and white opal glass dangle.

Photo: Courtesy of Sunshine Buttercup's Shop on Etsy

Etsy is a great place to find crafters' handmade work, but it's also a fantastic resource for tracking down jewelry-making and beading supplies. Whether you're looking for something ultra-specific or just what catches your eye, the supplies section of the site has all kinds of incredible craft materials to browse. Here are some things that I've learned in my many trips to the site. Remember, sometimes just browsing around you can find something amazing. Take a look and tag your favorites—you can narrow things down from there!

  • As you're browsing within a subcategory, like those above, you can sort by price with the pull-down menu on the top right of the page.
  • Etsy also has a handy little list of search suggestions on the right side of the page.
  • If you see something you like, why not check out the seller's other items while you're at it? Sellers sometimes combine shipping or offer other deals for multiple purchases.
  • Keep sellers whose offerings you like tagged as favorites so you can always find their shops again.
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Comments (3)

originalfindings writes: I love Etsy and have been selling there for years. You can find me at www.originalfindings.etsy.com for plated jewelry findings. I also sell raw brass pieces at www.barenakedfindings.etsy.com.

Blessings to all for many creative ideas.
Posted: 10:25 am on August 27th
trusk4u writes: It's a great place to find unique,one of a kind items. I've found several good deals.Everyone I have dealt with has been very nice and professional. Give them a shot. Etsy has lots to offer for every crafter! My shop is www.trusk4u.etsy.com
Posted: 6:08 pm on May 28th
ollieandjo writes: Etsy is a great place to find beads! I enjoy that when you're looking for just a few beads there are listings for that as well as whole strands. And the sellers are super nice.
Visit my etsy shop for semi-precious beads: www.ollieandjo.etsy.com

Posted: 3:00 pm on May 22nd
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