Workshops  
Soft as Butter Headpins

Are you wasting money and patience cracking bead hole edges? It can get expensive, especially when you are using gemstones and Swarovski crystals! These head pins are so soft they will be kind to your most fragile beads.

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San Francisco Bay Area

East Bay North Bay
    Makens Tools, Supplies, Metals
    1.800.942.4224 orders only
    1.800.262.5367 orders only
    Tel: 415.332.2744 local
    Makens/Peter James
    PO Box 130
    Sausalito, CA 94966


San Francisco
    Frei & Borel Branch Office
    760 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102


South Bay/Peninsula
National

Artbeads.com, Gig Harbor, WA
support@artbeads.com
www.artbeads.com
www.artbeads.com/tool-117.html
For tapered awls.
Thanks Iris C.!

B. Toucan Inc., Wenatchee WA
orders@btoucan.com
www.btoucan.com

The Bead Gallery, Honolulu
I teach here and Jason carries (and will drop-ship) many tools & materials I use in my workshops and distance learning.
Tel: 808.589.2600
www.thebeadgallery.com

The Bead Smith, Carteret, NJ
info@helby.com
www.helby.com

Beautone Specialties Co., Ltd.
For three-ring binder pouches
Tel: 508.634.8631
www.beautone.com/Usa/Binders/2-p8.html

Bella Findings House, Los Angeles, CA
info@bellafindings.com
www.bellafindings.com

Big Stone Beads & Findings Inc., Houston, TX
www.bigstoneinc.com

CHEFS
Butane torches with gauge
www.chefscatalog.com
Thanks, Barbara E!

Columbia Gem House
Quality Assurance and Fair Trade Gems Protocols
www.columbiagemhouse.com

Contenti
www.contenti.com

David H. Fell & Company
Metal refining
800.822.1996
www.dhfco.com

Enterprise Art
For craft wire
1.800.366.2218
www.EnterpriseArt.com

Euro Tool Inc., Grandview, MO
info@eurotool.com
www.eurotool.com

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Grants Pass, OR
For an extensive catalog of beads
1.800.355.2137
questions@firemtn.com
www.firemountaingems.com

Hoover & Strong
Recycled precious metals & ethical gems
1.800.759.9997

Indian Jewelers Supply Company
Download their PDF catalogs
1.800.545.6540
www.ijsinc.com
Thanks Miss Lilly!

Jewelry Supply Com., Roseville, CA
help@jewelrysupply.com
www.jewelrysupply.com

KITCO
Need to see what the precious metal market is doing? Don't forget the "spot" price does not include manufacturing charges, to turn the metal into a shape, such as sheet, wire, tubing etc. There's also markups and shipping/handling.
www.kitco.com/market/

Metalliferous
Vast selection of metals
212.944.0909

Nasco Arts & Crafts
1.800.558.9595

Otto Frei
www.ottofrei.com

Reactive Metals Studio, Inc.
Niobium, titanium, mokume-gane
PO Box 890, 600 First North St.
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Online catalog: www.reactivemetals.com

Red Sky Plating service
www.redskyplating.com

Rings & Things, Spokane, WA
www.rings-things.com

Rio Grande, Albuquerque, N.M.
Ask for all four catalogues
1.800.545.6566
www.riogrande.com
Helpful refining calculator
What is my scrap worth?

Santa Fe Jewelers Supply
For Citrex, type it into their search field
www.sfjssantefe.com

SWEST USA
Tools, supplies and equipment
1.800.527.5057

United Precious Metal Refining, inc.
1.800.999.FINE
www.unitedpmr.com

Other notable companies
www.ccsilver.com
www.astralbeads.com
www.harborfreight.com
www.hauserandmiller.com
www.micromark.com
www.monsterslayer.com

Safety glasses or fetish:
www.peeperspecs.com & www.debspecs.com
Thank you, Kathy G!


International

Australia Austria Canada Denmark Ecuador Estonia Finland France Germany Great Britain Greece Italy Japan Mexico New Zealand Netherlands Norway Poland Singapore South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland
Research

Books
    Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann
    The best book that I have found for gemstone
    identification. This was one of the textbooks I used
    when I was a professor.



Fair Trade Intellectual Property
    www.idearights.com
    Thinking about intellectual property?
    Here is a helpful, sardonic read.


Internet
    www.beaducation.com
    Do a search on my name to watch my free (and funny) torch talk! Like my style of teaching? More videos are available for purchase plus tools and materials.

    www.ganoksin.com
    This internet site is a resource for the gem and jewelry world.
    It includes message boards, mailing lists, links to newsgroups,
    and archives of articles.


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