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12-12-2003, 05:44 PM
Hey Sisters,

I am looking for a shop in Manhattan or Brooklyn to buy some jewelry supplies. I need some beads. Do you know where I can get these?

12-12-2003, 10:37 PM
There are some shops in the garment district in manhattan, I have them written down somewhere. I'll post them in a little bit. I live in brooklyn and I'm searching for some here too. If you ever want to met up let me know.

12-13-2003, 12:03 AM
Hey I am looking forward to your list. I will certainly post an address if I find one.

12-13-2003, 12:44 AM
I got this list of http://www.guidetobeadwork.com :thumbsup

1239 Corp.
1239 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 725-8494
Chinese Turquoise, Fresh Water Pearls, Hematite, semi-precious beads.

Acme Designs Corp.
1170 Broadway, #809-811
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 532-2725
Specializing in cloisonne, bone, Hsiu-jade, porcelain, wood, and cinnabar.

Adris Corporation
22 W. 48th Street, Suite 1205
New York, NY 10036-1803
Fax: 575-2841
Amethyst, aquamarine, Black Star sapphires, beads and cabochons, other gems (rough and faceted), and semi-precious stones.

Alrue Import Corp.
151 West 26th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 627-0744
Earrings and jewelry findings.

Aurora's Beads and Jewelry
242 E. 28th Street
New York, NY 10016-8521

Axelrod Co.
7 W. 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 947-3787 or 5669
Beads, findings, mountings, and lapidary supplies.

Bead House, Inc.
256 W. 38th Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10018
Fax: 967-5015
Catalog available. Glass, metalized, plastic, silver beads, pearls, supplies, costume jewelry; custom pearlizing, spraying and electroplating.

Big Stone Beads and Findings, Inc.
1180 Broadway at West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 779-9896
Semi-precious, momo, brass, cloisonne, bone, porcelain, clay, white metal, glass, plastic, metalized beads, cabochons. Findings (14K, gold filled, sterling, gold plated, silver plated, nickel plated).

Bruce Frank Beads
215 W. 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
Fax: 873-6069
Hours: 12 -8 every day
Seed beads, some 13/o, lots of 12/o.

Dikra Gem Inc.
56 W. 45th Street, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10036
Fax: 869-6367
800-87-DIKRA (3-4572)
Semi-precious stones and cubic zirconia - variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and cuts.

DRS Jeweler's Department Store
56 W. 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Voice: 212-819-0237
or 800-223-8960
Fax: 212-354-2270
or 800-526-8682
Grobet tools, Grobet jewelry manufacturing supplies (anything in the Grobet Catalogue), Foredom Power tools and accessories, findings, colored stones and beads.

Eastern Findings Corp.
19 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 629-4018
Beads, charms, and findings.

Elliot, Greene, and Co.
37 W. 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
Fax: 391-9079
Large selection of bugles, they also have seed, pony, crow, tile, choker, Charlotte, 3- and 2-cut, and silver-lined rocaille beads. Also carry pearls, rhinestones and plastic beads.

11 West 37th St.
New York, NY

Emaco Co., Inc.
48 W. 48th Street, Suite 600
New York, NY 10036
Beads, cabochons, semi-precious shaped beads.

Gampel Supply Corp.
11 W. 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
212-398-9222 or -9223
Fax: 840-7810
Beads, mostly rhinestones, Czech firepolished beads in basic colors, plastic, wood and pearls; findings and supplies.

Harmony Arts (U.S.A.) Co., Inc.
246 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 576-1872
Minimum order: $100 - Beads, beaded jewelry, carvings, cloisonne beads and parts, gifts, importers.

Himalayan Crafts
2007 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Fax: 744-8778
Full-service bead shop specializing in antique African Trade beads.

Judith Koenig
307 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Japanese and West German vintage glass beads, shells, naturals, metals, ceramics, ethnic beads and findings.

Leekan Designs
93 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
Fax: 226-3419
Beads, Asian folk arts, and antiques.

1160 Broadway
Corner of 27th St.
New York, NY 10001 -
Fax: 212-779-0621
Semi-Precious Beads, Pearls, closionne and findings.
Click on the store name to visit their website! You can e-mail them at litatrade@aol.com.

34 West 46th Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
Fax: 944-0644
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6, Sat 10 to 3 (closed Sat in Summer)
Metal beads, charms and findings: brass, copper, rich low, nickel silver, sterling silver, niobium, pewter, aluminum; sheet, wire, circles, rod, tube, stampings, machine brass parts, patterned brass strip, hoops, solders, casting alloys, enameling shapes and supplies. They carry a lot of beading materials, tools and stringing supplies. They are ALWAYS amply stocked. The staff there are VERY helpful and friendly. You can e-mail them at dlf@compuserve.com

Oceanic Linkways Inc.
303 5th Avenue, Suite 904
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 213-5230
Beads, semi-precious beads, tumbled gemstones.

Ross Metals
54 W. 47th Street
New York, NY 10036 -212-869-1407
Wire and Plate, Castings, Findings, Solder, Chain.

Stonex Corp
29 W. 47th, store 15
New York, NY 10036-2807

Sunder's International Inc.
15 W. 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
Fax: 545-1752
Glass, horn, bone, metal beads.

Taj Co.
42 W. 48th Street, Room 203
New York, NY 10036 -
Fax: 944-6366
Beads, semi-precious beads, precious gems.

Toho Shoji Inc.
990 6th Avenue
(around corner from 37th St.)
New York, NY 10018 -
212-868-7465 or 7466
Fax: 868-7464
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-5
One can purchase beads singly by one's, Japanese seed beads, crystals, no miracle beads. Small selection of delicas, tools and stringing supplies.. Matsuno and Miyuki seeds. They have a lot more colors and sizes of Matsuno than Miyuki.

York Novelty Imports
10 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018-7497 -
Fax: 594-8226
established 1924, Czech seed and all other glass beads. Carries a complete line. Also carries glass beads from India and Japan. They have a small retail street outlet, not a full service bead store, carries few findings, but carries wide array of glass beads including vintage. Also know for wood beads and pearls. They have a number of websites covering various beading topics. Mail Order (catalog - $5.00). You can e-mail them at yorkbeads@aol.com

Two Continents Bead Connection
200 Marcy Place, #2F
Bronx, NY 10356 -
Billie Beads

Billie Beads
4715 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Polymer clay beads and gifts.

Mode International Inc.
1572 61st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219 -
Fax: 718-259-9090
800-MODE (6633)-527
You can e-mail them at Mode@modebeads.com

12-13-2003, 04:04 AM
Work it out KittyLee!

What kind of beads are you looking for Masoesa? I order most of my beads online in bulk....but I have been to BeadsWorld at 1384 Broadway, b/w 37th and 38th. They have a HUGE selection of Japanese seeds beads..and they have a selection, although not large enough for my taste of semi-precious stone beads. They also have most other kinds of beads (I don't know if they have Swarovski glass though) that you can select.

They have findings, components, cords/wire/string, tools (pliers, etc) and just about any other supply you would need.

It's a good place to start if you aren't looking to buy in bulk, since they have pretty much anything you would need.

There used to be a wonderful bead shop in Brooklyn that had a very diverse selection of beads from all over the world...but they went out of business earlier this year .

Have fun beading!

12-13-2003, 03:50 PM
Wow, thanks Kittylee.

@EarthTones: I was looking for what I think are the smalles beads. My husband necklace snapped. He bought it in South Afrika and I thought I might be able to fix it as a Chrismas gift, he was really sad when it snapped and he doesn't want to wear gold anymore. Now with all the addresses I will probalby be able to find the beads. If I have to buy in bulk I might just buy a new one, but the thought was to fix it.

Thanks for your input.