Additional Craft Information:
Beads are used for fashion jewellery, rosary's, necklaces, rings and bracelets. Beads come in many different shapes, sizes and colours. Getting the cost of your bead project down means getting the beads at the lowest prices possible. Shopping online for your beads can often get you the cheapest priced beads.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
Buying beads online does not have to be difficult. In fact it's rather easy when you know how. Finding the right places to buy beads online is going to save you lots of money. There are numerous websites that supply beads to the public as well as shops. Wouldn't you rather buy direct from the suppliers rather than buying the same higher prices beads in your local shop.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
Start your search for buying beads using a search engine. Google, Yahoo, Ask, Bing are all good search engines. One of the searches I did was “buy jewellery from manufacturers”. The results page showed a number of directories for bead manufacturers. In the directory was a list of wholesale bead suppliers. Even an wholesaler has better prices than buying in your local shops. The wholesaler's tend to have a bigger storage space. They can hold a lot more varieties of beads from many countries. They have a larger range of colours, sizes and materials of beads.
Drill down on each of the links and take a closer look at their websites. Look for following:
- Does the company have an address in the UK
- Does the company offer a returns for damaged goods
- Look at feedback or testimonial from other customers
- Is the company social, do they have a facebook page.
- What payments can you make online. Credit Card is often the best way to buy beads online as the credit card company offers some protection.
- How long is the delivery service
- Do they charge for delivery
- Do they have images for every bead.
Buying beads online saves money when you find the right supplier. Take a close look at the suppliers website and check things like address, contact number, returns policy and choices of payment. Look at testimonial from other happy customers and follow the company on facebook and see what others are saying about them. Time well spent researching companies for buying beads online will make your project more profitable in the long run. Wholesalers have a larger selection of beads to choose from. Once you have found a suitable bead supplier then bookmark it for later.