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Bead shows, exhibitions and events
Beading magazines and journals
  • Bead and Button. A well-established USA-based beading magazine with patterns and extensive advertising for beading supplies.
  • Bead Style. Another USA-based magazine that with beading projects including bead weaving patterns.
  • Beadwork. A third well established beading magazine with projects and patterns. http:
  • Connect. An Australian magazine published by the Bead Society of the Victoria - full colour, great projects and patterns.
On-line beading groups and organisations
  • Beading Forum
    We share our interests in all forms of beading and jewellery design at Beading Forum dot com dot au and hope you will make us your first port of call when you want to have a chat.
  • Bead Collectors Photo Gallery. A free online photo gallery and community for Bead Collectors
  • Bead Society of New Hampshire (USA). Their links page is well organised and extensive.
  • Bead Society of Victoria (Australia). Great site for information about their annual beading retreat, their bead show and challenge and their magazine.
  • Beadtalk is a member-based chat group.
  • Crazy Crow Trading Post - Native American & Mountain Man Craft Supply.
  • Adjustable bead looms and beading kits, variety of sizes and styles. Great color and size selection of Czech, French and German seed beads - opaque, transparent, cuts. Native American arts and crafts supplies and kits since 1970. Over 6000 items online.
  • Chitchat on-line jewellery making forum that despite its name is useful for patterns, instructions and links.
On-line beading lessons and general beading information
  • About Beadwork offers a free email newsletter and it has excellent on-line tutorials on basic beadweaving stitiches.
  • has excellent general information on the history of beading and the use of beading in different cultures. It also has a diverse range of links to external sites. One of the best general information sites for beading on the web.
Jewellery and fashion - online
  • Buzz in Market - great for up to date trends in fashion.
  • Trinkets N Whatnots - Handcrafted Jewelry and Quilts. Handmade jewelry includes rings, beaded jewelry, clay jewelry, wire jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, watches, earrings and other "whatnots".
  • The Spotty Dog Shop - A handmade jewelry site offering unique handcrafted bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces & accessories. Using lampwork beads, swarovski crystal, shell and designer Lampwork beads.
  • Jewellery Boutiques - A European list of current jewellrey boutiques on line.
  • Precious Metals - Investing for long term profit. Precious metal is the complete online gold prices, with thousands of products for your platinium, silver and gold.
  • Sterling silver jewelry, charms, earrings, chains by Silverberry - Online shop offering sterling silver jewelry, charms, chain, earrings. We send orders worldwide. We also offer pendants, necklaces, rings, chain and cords, charms and beads, charm bracelets, men¬ís sterling silver jewelry, etc.
Craft links