Etsy is a great shopping resource, especially for crafting supplies. When you’re looking to make your own jewelry and want one-of-a-kind beads or findings, vintage is the way to go. Making use of vintage supplies is also great for the environment because you’re recycling! Browse these great shops for rare vintage beads, metal findings, and other supplies.
If you love super colorful and quirky beads and trinkets then Atomic Veggie is the shop for you. This shop has a huge stockpile of candy-colored vintage plastic beads, retro metal findings, and adorable novelty charms. You can grab some pretty large batches of supplies at really affordable prices here.
Love, Gemma is one of two Etsy shops from artist Brooke Medlin. Brooke is well known for her beautiful, handmade jewelry using vintage beads and hand fabricating metal, and she is now sharing some of her jewelry-making stash with us. Check out her shop for a great selection of vintage lucite beads, and metal findings.
Zivile is another great shop that carries large quanities of really colorful beads, the most popular being floral inspired. Besides beads, you will also find vintage home goods, figurines, and even handmade jewelry.
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