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Welcome 2011! In Celebration...A BOC Contest!

Welcome to 2011 BOC Members~

If you're anything like me, you have tons of ideas to put into action this year. I create clay pendants, beads, buttons and so forth.  I even like to create them into unique jewelry that I sell at art shows throughout the summer.  Maybe you create jewelry too.  Maybe you've been thinking about creating your own jewelry out of some of your interesting clay pieces.  With this in mind, let's talk....Grab your coffee or tea & something sweet, get comfortable and share with your BOC friends, your favorite suppliers on your jewelry making list...Let's say at least two.  Let's hear what terrific products you purchase there and why...
We have set up Inlinkz so you can post your links too!   

So to start off the year right, we have a productive & easy contest. 

  • List 2  or more of your favorite suppliers
  • List your favorite products & post the link
  • Let us know what make them your preferred supplier
It's that simple!  The winner will be chosen in numerical order of posts by Random.org ...
anyone who posts can win!  

Win what you say???? 
How about a year's subscription to your favorite Beading Magazine and 3 Strands of gemstones to get you in the jewelry designing mood!   The contest begins this morning and ends Sunday, January 16th....A whole week to get your post in!  
I'll start things off with my two favorites....

1.  The BeadSmith...Helby Import Company-this is a wholesale company...They really carry everything you would possibly need! I like their greek leather to create leather necklaces and knotted bracelets...it comes in a ton of colors and has great pricing! I also pick up sterling earwires, beads, chain and well priced tools.  I've included a link, however you need to set up an account to enter the website - Usually only two days to ship! Visit Helby
2.  Mrs Jahns's Treasures (Etsy).. I pick up wonderful & interesting
50 Large Antique Copper Kidney EARWIRE 38x16mmearwires here in silver colored and antiqued copper...I've also purchased charms, chain, leather etc.  She has great prices, is wonderful to work with & ships quickly! Visit Mrs. Jahn's Treasures

Now....if you're not making jewelry yet...please post 2 suppliers that you're using for clay, glaze, packaging etc.  You can still enter to win by sharing your valuable information!

Good Luck and Best wishes for a healthy, happy New Year!


  1. I love LimaBeads.com I get a ton of different things there from Vintaj to gemstones. They ship super fast which is a plus!
    I also love fusionbeads.com for findings and lucite. They also have tools at great prices. I just bought a dapping set from them (my Christmas present).
    Great Giveaway I hope I win!!!
    SHannon C

  2. I also love Beadsmith! They have so much and I can search there for hours :) I buy my Jumplocks and different findings there. And the shipping is also good!

    The second shop which I love is Xarobi (a Belgian wholesale). Beads, findings, metal, chain...but not the same as all the others. http://www.xarobi.be

  3. I've always ended up with Thunderbird Supply and Rio Grande for my silver purchases and findings.

  4. My favorite suppliers are Thunderbird Supply for metal, wire, and findings, and Cool Tools for molds and templates.

  5. I love monsterslayer.com for metal discs, wire, tubes and sheet-their prices are the best. And Stone Studios Too on etsy has awesome drilled river rocks at very good prices and she will do custom orders and drill whatever size, shape and placement you want.
    Erin S

  6. I also love Monsterslayer.com for all my metals and wire. They are the cheapest I've found. Beadsandpieces.com is another good place to get cool beads and pendants at wholesale prices. Another good place for sterling supplies is Finedings.net. I'm off to check out the websites everyone suggested!!


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