Today’s jewelry maker wants all kinds of findings and supplies for kumihimo braiding. The sources in this article are great places to find new and imaginative end caps, bead cones and more.
The most commonly used jewelry findings can be purchased from specialty bead stores and boutiques; however, these five sources offer unique items—from beads to clasps and everything you could want in between! The choice of shop has a great deal to do with what you’re looking for and how quickly you need it.
This is one of my favorite Etsy shops! I’ve always get great results when I order from The Jewel Dean. The shop offers all kinds of jewelry making supplies including Licorice Leather items as well as kumihimo braiding tools and resources. The customer service is outstanding and you can usually receive your merchandise quickly. When visiting the shop online, use the search feature to look for a specialty item. You’ll get several suggestions of related items as well. Shop The Jewel Dean.
Located in the Metro Atlanta, GA area, this specialty boutique features handmade glass beads and pendants as well as Japanese seed beads in hard to find sizes. Several of the kumihimo braiding projects showcased on this site have pendants and jewelry findings made by Stephanie, the co-owner of the shop. The neat thing about Beads by Design is that their stock changes every week, which almost guarantees that you will always be able to say that your jewelry pieces are “limited editions”. Shop Beads by Design.
Amazon.com – Best Online Source for Kumihimo Braiding Supplies
Check out the great deals on beading supplies and jewelry findings. Get deep discounts from many of the famous online jewelry shops—just by shopping at Amazon.com. You’ll be surprised at what you will find! Shop Amazon
This craft store chain can be found in most states in the USA. However, if you like there is also a website where you can purchase the same items that are usually in their stores. I like to browse through the jewelry section of Michaels to look for reasonably priced pendants, semi-precious gemstones, bead cones, end caps, clasps and even Swarovski Crystals. The store offers a large assortment of jewelry-making supplies for kumihimo braiding. Shop Michaels.
Any type of craft or hobby you can imagine can be found at Hobby Lobby. The jewelry findings and beads sections are huge! Every week, kumihimo braiding supplies from one or more bead manufacturers are on sale with deep discounts! Shop Hobby Lobby