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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.

100 Castings

Fine silver castings ready to add to your metal clay creations.

Alphapack UK Ltd

UK packaging supplier with a wide variety of jewellery packaging, gift bags and accessories.

A Mark in Time

US site with lots of interesting and unusual things to use in your art work including found objects, patina items, the rivetting system from Metal Clay Findings and much more. NOTE: they don't ship outside the US.

American Science and Surplus

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.

Apex Magnets

US site with a wide range of magnets for use in jewelry.

A Place for Everything

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.

B&M Mica Company

US site with mica for every application. Makes great 'windows' in work to protect fragile inclusions.

Babette Cox

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.

Beadaholique

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.

Beadpen

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.

Beads Unlimited

UK based wholesale and retail supplier of beads of all varieties, findings and components, chain and wire, packaging and display items.

Bisque Imports

US supplier of bisque beads.

Boxes and Busts

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.

B'sue Boutique

US supplier of beads, findings, components, stampings, charms, wire, tools and all sorts of other weird and wonderful stuff.

Burhouse Beads

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.

Cascade Refining

US company who will give you money for your scrap fired metal clay pieces.

CJ Resins

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.

Clayaround

UK supplier of polymer clay, tools, Pearlex Powders, Renaissance Wax, image transfer supplies and other craft items.

Country Love Ceramics

UK supplier of Resin and Image Transfer supplies as well as Art Clay, tools, kilns and more.

The Craft Barn

UK craft supplier with tools, rubber stamps and inks.

Craft Cellar

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.

Craft Jam

UK supplier of laser cut acrylic jewellery and accessories, custom laser cutting and printing, beads, cabochons, components and links, findings, chain cord, elastic, wire, tools and storage.

The Craft Kit Company

UK supplier of craft storage systems. All designed and manufactured in the UK.

Crafts U Love

UK supplier of craft items including rubber stamps, Prismacolor pencils, paper and tools.

Crafty Arts

UK site selling craft and art supplies. Includes spray varnish, paint, polymer clay and scrapbooking tools.

Designers Findings

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.

Dockyard Carving Tools

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.

eMagnets UK

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.

Finding King

US supplier of findings, chain, cord, gemstones, wire, tools and jewelry packaging and display.

First 4 Magnets

UK supplier of high performance magnets for use in clasps.

Flip n Dazzle

US supplier of portable storage for your jewelry, great for showing your work to prospective galleries or buyers.

Fred Aldous

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.

Fundamentals.net

US supplier of metal working tools, findings, copper blanks, sheet and wire metal. Also have good tutorials to buy and technical support.

Har Man Importing Corp

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.

Indigo Instruments

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!!

Jasmin Studio Crafts

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.

Jatayu

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.

Johnson Baker

UK supplier of packaging and gift boxes for jewellery.

K&J Magnetics

US suppliers of incredibly strong neodymium rare earth magnets for clasps and catches.

Kumihimo - German site

Information in German about Kumihimo.

LED Lights Gallery

US supplier of all kinds of LED lights.

Lillypilly Designs

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

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.

Magcraft

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. 

Micromark

US supplier of micro nuts, bolts, screws, hinges, handles, springs as well as small tools.

Miniatures

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.

Munro Crafts

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.

National Artcraft

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.

Nina Designs

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.

Pittards Leather

UK based leather supplier who sell bags of offcuts for craft and jewellery makers.

Power Magnet Store

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.

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PS Daima and Sons

US based Indian imports site featuring brushes, leather laces and fancy beads.

Rare Bird Ltd Friendly Plastic

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.

Reactive Metals

US supplier of niobium, titanium, Mokume gane, bimetals, alloys, niobium and titanium findings, titanium chains, mini nuts and bolts and beads.

Robert Dancik's Faux Bone™

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.

Scale Hardware

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.

Sculpt Nouveau

US based site specialising in metal patinas.

Showcases To Go

US supplier of portable storage for your jewelry, great for showing your work to prospective galleries or buyers.

Silversmith's Metal Clay Powder

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.

Sinotex UK Ltd

UK based supplier of fabrics and t-shirt blanks for crafts.

Stone Corner

UK supplier of beads and stones, wire and cord, stringing materials, components and findings, display and packaging supplies, and tools.

Storage 4 Crafts

UK supplier for all kinds of storage items for crafters.

Sunburst Bottles

US supplier of glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jars and brushed aluminum bottles. They also sell bags and accessories.

Sunshine Discount Crafts

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

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.

Talbots Group

UK supplier of packaging for jewellery including handmade boxes, point of sale items, travellers items, storage solutions, jewellery labels and tags.

TAP Plastics

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.

That's Crafty

UK art and craft supplier with a wide range of products for all your arty needs. Includes rubber stamps, inks and more.

Tim Holtz

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.

Tiny Box Company

UK packaging supplier with a huge range of recycled and eco friendly packaging.

Totally Buttons

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 Geological Suppliers

UK supplier of geological and lapidary supplies including tumblers, fossils, storage and display boxes and jewellery.

Unique Solutions

US supplier of paste and powder solder.

Vegas Airs

Online store supplying a number of unusual items. Molds, beads, fabrics, silks, embellishments and tools. They also run online classes.

Volcano Arts

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.

Wellhead Books

Specialist UK supplier of art and craft books.

Woodcraft Shapes

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.

Zap Creatives

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.

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