So many of you have asked me where the best places are to get crafting supplies. I probably purchase about 90% of my supplies online, simply because my weekend travel schedule has been a little bit crazy – and by the time I leave work, most of the stores I love are closed. That said, nothing beats the Garden District or New York Beads and M&J Trimming in Manhattan. In the meantime, I thought I would give you my top 10 online destinations for crafting supplies! They’re in alphabetical order. (I always love learning about great new places to shop for supplies – so please tell me your faves in the comments!)
1. Amazon.com Believe it or not, I buy the majority of my supplies here. I have a subscription to Amazon Prime, which paid for itself in two months of joining. $80 a year for free next day shipping? Amazing. They have such a huge range of products + supplies… it’s incredible.
2. Beadaholique Beadaholique offers a huge range of findings, chain, beads, and more. Nearly everything you need to create jewelry. (Tip: They’re also on Amazon.com – I usually find what I want on Beadaholique and search for it on Amazon – it simplifies the check-out process if I’m ordering other products, plus there’s that whole cheap/free shipping thing.
3. Create for Less This is another great site for basic crafting supplies. I love that they offer bulk pricing if you are buying a lot of a certain item… also, they offer free shipping on orders of $100 or more.
4. Etsy I’ve only recently hopped on the Etsy bandwagon for ordering supplies. They’ve got some great stuff that you can’t necessarily find elsewhere – including vintage materials and bulk quantities of beads – straight from China (and super cheap.) Top picks include these stone spike beads and all of the tortoise goodness they have going on.
7. Online Fabric Store I was having a hard time finding fabric online that also looks true to color, until I found this site. They also offer a huge array of faux leather. (Shipping is free for orders over $50.)
8. Ornamentea Ornamentea is another great site for basic jewelry making supplies. They’re my standby for well-priced leather cord in a huge range of colors. They also have a cute blog with lots of tutorial projects.
9. Save on Crafts Although this site’s selection of merchandise is a bit random, the prices are amazing. Ribbons, paper lanterns, mason jars, feathers, and more… if you can find what you’re looking for, the price will be right.
10. Studs and Spikes While this website is a bit tough to navigate, this is one of my favorite spots. All the spikes, studs, and (fake) bullets, you could ever ask for! Their customer service is also really great.