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Okay I am looking for the chunky nugget turquoise and coral beads which are very popular in this areas right now. Kippy Kowgirl carries some that are similiar to the necklaces I want to make. I am having a hard time finding the crosses and pendants for them tho. Can anyone help me out?? I want to get my daughter started making some as a stay at home mom but the few that make them around here arent telling.

Thanks Lori

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Where else do you find beads and pendants? Do you order on line? The instructor last night suggested online: Firemountaingems, auntiesbeads, riogrande, and fusionbeads, all .coms. She also suggested Walmart, Michaels, Ben Franklin along with several local shops.


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there are several ebay stores I like that carry the kind of beads I am using. 900jewelry, hugh7447, nylooks and ny 6 wholesale are a few of them.

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I'm going to Michaels tomorrow with my coupon and pick up some odds and ends. It will be my first trip for beading items. I have lots of old jewelry here and will check it out before I go so that I will have an idea about what I might want to do.

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I went to Michaels and they have a lot of stuff. In fact, it is pretty overwhelming especially when there is no one there to assist you. I picked up a few things; raided my husband's work bench for a few tools; and then picked up a beading magazine at the supermarket.

I raided my costume jewelry drawer that I had stashed in my closet. Some of the stuff I hadn't looked at in years. Now when I look at beaded jewelry I check out how it is made. I have a new appreciation for the craft.

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If you go to www.magpiegemstones.com.com I think she carries everything and the prices are great. DEB

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Thanks for the tip - I've been checking out lots of places. I went to Ben Franklin yesterday and there was a large selection there; even larger than Michaels.

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Fire Mountain Gems is great and has everything. Their catalog is really something to see too. It's huge.

Our local Joann's has a lot too but the quality is better from online sources than places like Walmart or Michaels.

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Fire Mountain was one of the sites the instructor recommended. I've been looking around so that I could see the beads and findings up close so that I would know what the materials look like.

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I have found some beautiful chunky turquoise pendants at the following link:

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