General Suppliers for Metal Clay Artists
On this page you'll find suppliers of general jewellery making materials, packaging, storage and some suppliers of things that just don't fit anywhere else! All these suppliers will ship internationally unless otherwise stated. All links open in a new window.
Fine silver castings ready to add to your metal clay creations.
UK packaging supplier with a wide variety of jewellery packaging, gift bags and accessories.
US site with all sorts of goodies on this site. From the practical to the completely wierd, if you're looking for something strange to add to your work, it's probably here.
UK online supplier of storage items. This is such a comprehensive website, you'll be amazed at the amount of storage solutions it offers. Not only will you find things to help you display your jewellery, you'll also find great solutions for your workshop or work area.
US site with mica for every application. Makes great 'windows' in work to protect fragile inclusions.
US based, Babette provides a service making personalised stamps for metal clay artists. These are wonderful for making your mark on your work, a very elegant solution.
US supplier of metal beads, lampwork beads, Miyuki beads, Pandora style beads, porcelain beads, wooden beads, Swarovski beads and elements, base metal chain, brass chain, copper chain, polyester chain, sterling chain, plated chain, findings and components, threading materials, wire, cord, tools, storage and packaging.
US based supplier of stainless steel pens, letter openers, wine stoppers, cutlery and key chains that can be embellished with beads. These items are specially designed for you to add your own accents.
UK based wholesale and retail supplier of beads of all varieties, findings and components, chain and wire, packaging and display items.
US supplier of bisque beads.
UK supplier of a variety of items including seed beads and bugles, semi precious beads, spacer beads, Tibetan style beads and findings, acrylic beads, crystals, glass pearls, jewellery display and packaging items, ribbon, chain, wire and tools.
US supplier of beads, findings, components, stampings, charms, wire, tools and all sorts of other weird and wonderful stuff.
UK wholesale supplier of beads, pearls, tools, packaging, display items, components and findings. You have to open a trade account to buy from them which requires you to provide proof of your business.
US company who will give you money for your scrap fired metal clay pieces.
UK supplier of resin. This site sells resin in a number of colours and has instructions for how to use it. You can also buy kits to make resin jewellery.
UK supplier of polymer clay, tools, Pearlex Powders, Renaissance Wax, image transfer supplies and other craft items.
UK supplier of Resin and Image Transfer supplies as well as Art Clay, tools, kilns and more.
UK craft supplier with tools, rubber stamps and inks.
UK site selling craft and art supplies. Includes friendly plastic, metal foil, adhesives, Fimo, polymer clay tools which are great to use with metal clay. Also supplies Lisa Pavelka items including Magic-Glos resin.
UK supplier of craft storage systems. All designed and manufactured in the UK.
UK supplier of craft items including rubber stamps, Prismacolor pencils, paper and tools.
UK site selling craft and art supplies. Includes spray varnish, paint, polymer clay and scrapbooking tools.
US supplier of lots of unusual stuff. Raw, unplated brass collars, plated brass neckbands, solid brass blank shapes, links and pendants, brass tubes and grids, plated brass findings including some very unusual things, mesh elements, vintage look components and findings. This site is packed with interesting and unusual things.
This US supplier sells the Dockyard carving tools individually so you don't have to buy a full set. These tools are fantastic for carving dry metal clay or making your own texture sheets by carving baked polymer clay slabs.
UK online shop selling all kinds of magnets including Neodymium Iron Boron ("Neo", NdFeB or Neodymium) rare earth magnets. This material has an unbelievably high level of magnetic attraction and is great for clasps and catches.
US supplier of findings, chain, cord, gemstones, wire, tools and jewelry packaging and display.
UK supplier of high performance magnets for use in clasps.
US supplier of portable storage for your jewelry, great for showing your work to prospective galleries or buyers.
UK craft supplier selling wooden beads, metal beads, acrylic gems and cabochons, plastic beads, glass, seed and bugle beads, sequins, bead thread and stringing materials, findings, components, stainless steel chain, jewellery making tools, metal sheet including aluminium, pewter and copper, friendly plastic, enamelling equipment including kilns, rubber stamps and stencils. Offers a custom stamp design service.
US supplier of metal working tools, findings, copper blanks, sheet and wire metal. Also have good tutorials to buy and technical support.
US supplier with a large selection of CRYSTALLIZED - Swarovski Elements, Swarovski Ccrystals and Czech glass beads. Also sell wood beads, plexiglass sew on stones, clasps and linked chain.
This UK supplier of things for the hobby market has some interesting items for metal clay artists. They supply goods for dolls house making, boats, aircraft, toys, weaponry, musical and clock movements. You can get very small tools, plastic and wooden items, paints and varnishes, adhesives and fixings and hinges. This site would be of particular interest to candidates of the Metal Clay Masters Registry.
US supplier of scientific stuff! They have strong magnets that are great for clasps and catches. They also sell lots of other interesting things - let your imagination run riot!!
UK supplier of glass and jewellery making supplies including pendant and bracelet blanks, glass shapes, epoxy stickers, glue, resin, paint, craft punches, magnets, packaging and much more.
US supplier of beads including copper beads, raku beads, stone beads, glass beads and silver beads. Also supply tools and equipment for jewelry making, bronze, copper, brass and silver wire, sheet metal and tubing.
UK supplier of packaging and gift boxes for jewellery.
US suppliers of incredibly strong neodymium rare earth magnets for clasps and catches.
Kumihimo - German site
Information in German about Kumihimo.
US supplier of all kinds of LED lights.
US site selling anodised aluminium components, shell, wood and precious stone pendants and beads all intricately engraved using a laser producing amazing designs for jewelry. Also sells findings and tools for working with these materials.
The London Bead Shop - Kentish Town, London
This retail store in London also has some stock for sale online. It's a rather frustrating site to use until you find the things for sale but when you get there it has some nice seed and delica beads, Swarovski beads, stones and pearls, sterling silver beads and findings, silver cast beads, findings and components, watch faces and purse frames.
Love Craft offers a range of haberdashery items suitable for any craft you can think of. Fine silks and lace, felts, wool and yarn, buttons and trimmings - like sequins, ribbons, lace and feathers in a huge choice of colours and sizes. They also supply tools that make crafting easier: pins and needles in various sizes and for different applications, tape-measures and thimbles, and a range of specialist adhesives and hemming materials. They stock hard-to-find items such as teasel brushes and tatting shuttles, along with eyelet punches and popper fasteners.
US supplier of rare earth, neodymium magnets to use in clasps. Rare earth magnets are the strongest type of permanent magnet currently made. They are amazingly powerful for their size and have innumerable uses.
US supplier of micro nuts, bolts, screws, hinges, handles, springs as well as small tools.
US supplier of dolls house furniture and tools. It also has small tools, screws, nuts, bolts and other small components which may be useful for metal clay artists.
US wholesale supplier of beads, chain, findings, books, charms, toggles, wire, stringing materials, beading materials and tools, acrylic paint, Pebeo paints, polymer clay, Art Clay Silver, photopolymer plates, rubber stamps, glue, general craft supplies, bags and storage.
US based site. Want to make a metal clay clock? Or a musical box? This site supplies clock and musical movements to incorporate into your work. Also has a large selection of general craft and hobby supplies.
US supplier of Bali beads, Indian and Thai silver beads, chains, ribbons and cords, charms, clasps, findings, spacer beads, pearls and gemstones. Good selection of brass clasps and findings, filigree beads, charms and clasps, Marcasite beads and clasps, plus their unusual print collection. Retail and wholesale. The site also contains lots of design ideas, how to guides and jewelry related videos.
UK supplier of neodymium magnets. Neodymium magnets are approximately 10x stronger than their ceramic counterparts. This means you will be able to use a much smaller magnet in place of a ceramic magnet and the holding force will be at least equal. These magnets are recommended for clasps.
US based Indian imports site featuring brushes, leather laces and fancy beads.
Friendly Plastic is a wonderful modeling material produced by American Art Clay Corporation (AMACO) It is lightweight and flexible and incredibly versatle. Heat in the form of hot water, the oven or a heat gun makes it pliable. It can be used by itself or in combination with all sorts of other materials to make cards, jewellery, gifts, items for costume, or to add structure and texture to your textile projects. As well as coming in a wide range of colours it can also be painted and re-coloured before or after heating and manipulating.
US supplier of niobium, titanium, Mokume gane, bimetals, alloys, niobium and titanium findings, titanium chains, mini nuts and bolts and beads.
US based site. Faux Bone™ is a new, user friendly, inexpensive and extremely versatile material. Faux Bone™ can be cut, and carved, sawn and sanded. It can be filed, hammered, polished, drilled, stamped, riveted, inlayed, dyed, and painted. It can look like ivory, have the patina of aged ceramic, be polished to a pure white, or, of course, look like bone. Buy directly from the website.
US supplier of small nuts, bolts, rivets, drills etc for miniature work. Aimed at hobby or model makers, this is a great resource for embeddable nuts and bolts for metal clay work.
US based site specialising in metal patinas.
US based image transfer supplier, resin, kits, books.
US supplier of portable storage for your jewelry, great for showing your work to prospective galleries or buyers.
A different way to buy silver clay, this powder has a longer shelf life than PMC or Art Clay. It does require mixing and there are some issues with it. The supplier website gives plenty of information about how to use it and they have a YouTube video how to mix and use it.
UK based supplier of fabrics and t-shirt blanks for crafts.
UK supplier of beads and stones, wire and cord, stringing materials, components and findings, display and packaging supplies, and tools.
UK supplier for all kinds of storage items for crafters.
US supplier of glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jars and brushed aluminum bottles. They also sell bags and accessories.
US supplier of craft items. Includes jewelry making findings, magnetic findings, chain and cord, wire, tools, stones and beads, crystals, boxes and display stands, glass, components, friendly plastics, books and tools.
Susan D Design - Germany
Official MCSJ Silver Metal Clay Diploma Home Study Support Centre, classes in metal clays and master classes with international artists, viking knit classes, supplier of Art Clay, PMC, Hadar's Clays, kilns, wide range of textures and designer stamps, tools and suppliers for jewellery makers and metal clay artists, gems and wires. Shipping possible nationally and internationally. Online Shop and Website in German and English.
UK supplier of packaging for jewellery including handmade boxes, point of sale items, travellers items, storage solutions, jewellery labels and tags.
US supplier of acrylic and plastic in a variety of forms, tubes, rods, sheets, shapes. Also has a range of useful videos for working with plastic.
UK art and craft supplier with a wide range of products for all your arty needs. Includes rubber stamps, inks and more.
US based supplier of unusual and unique findings and fasteners. Keys, spinners, plates, corners, sprockets, gears, washers, keyholes, chain, great selection of rubber stamps and tools. There is a UK link for buying some of the items as well as the US site.
UK packaging supplier with a huge range of recycled and eco friendly packaging.
UK supplier of buttons. If you are looking for tailoring, trimmings, craft accessories, jewellery making or upholstery buttons, you will love their range of shell, wood, leather and coconut buttons. They have a very wide range of buttons and welcome trade accounts.
UK supplier of geological and lapidary supplies including tumblers, fossils, storage and display boxes and jewellery.
US supplier of paste and powder solder.
Online store supplying a number of unusual items. Molds, beads, fabrics, silks, embellishments and tools. They also run online classes.
US supplier of a wide range of art and craft supplies. Includes micro nuts and bolts, copper and brass mesh, tools, watch faces and watch parts, beads and charms, findings and jump rings.
Specialist UK supplier of art and craft books.
UK supplier Wood Craft Shapes have a huge range of pre-cut craft shapes, hearts, stars, animals, boxes, letters, circles, rectangles, squares, triangles, gingerbread men, plus many more.
UK supplier of chain, findings, charms and pendants, wood and acrylic sheet. They also offer a laser cutting service for acrylic and wood.
Zilverklei - The Netherlands
Supplier of Art Clay, copper clay, bronze clay, resin and tools in The Netherlands.