Beading Resources

Articles
Beading Sources & Resources

Books

Gallery

Semiprecious Stones

Societies & Clubs
Supplies

Tips, Information and Projects

Tools

This is a page dedicated to providing all types of beading resources including tips, designs, projects, tutorials and guidelines.  This page will be updated frequently to provide you with the information you need to get the most out of your beading and jewelry making experience.  If you have an idea, tip, project or resource you would like to share with us please drop us a line.

Tools

Here are some of the basic tools used in both beading and jewelry making.  While all of them are not essential, they will make your hobby much easier and enjoyable. Top

Supplies

Along with the obvious thing you need - beads - there are a number of other things you will want depending on what you plan to do with your beads. Top

Books

Not only do we list and review some of the currently popular books on beading and jewelry making, but you can also use a search feature that will give you access to over 500 books on the subject! Top

Bead Societies & Clubs

Here is our current directory of bead societies, clubs and organizations.  Everyone should belong to at least one of these (we are members of the Houston Beads Society).  They are a great source for local bead resources and the members are more than eager to share their ideas and to help newcomers in getting started.  If you know of a group we have overlooked, or believe our current contact information is incorrect, please contact us and we will make the necessary changes.

Also, if you are already a member of a group, we are currently working on a project to give a web page to every group listed on our directory.  Your group can use this page to advertise classes, upcoming events or anything you want.  We are doing this in the hopes of creating a central resource for all bead groups.  This is a FREE page on our website to use any way you see fit - NO STRINGS ATTACHED.  If you are interested, drop us a line. Top

Tips, Information and Projects

Lots of useful hints and 'how-tos' to make your beading endeavor as enjoyable as possible. Top

Semiprecious Stones

Classification, description and pictures of some of the more popular semiprecious stones used in beads. Top

Articles

Interesting articles, features and essays on beading and jewelry making. Top

Beading Sources & Resources

Links to other great beading sites, discussion groups & message boards submitted by our customers. Top

Gallery

Take a look at some of the amazing things people have done with beads and jewelry! Top

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Welcome to Elegant Notions.  We specialize in the sales of beads and jewelry items.  We have the best prices anywhere.  Most of our items sell for less than wholesale and we offer them at retail quantities.  Among our bead offerings we have African Beads, Bone Beads, Copper Beads, Brass Beads, Silver Beads, Bali Silver, Crystal Beads, Swarovski Beads, Swarovski Crystal, Fiber Optic Beads, Cat’s Eye Beads, Glass Beads, Porcelain Beads, Semiprecious Beads, Semi-precious Beads, Shell Beads, Coral Beads, Mother of Pearl Beads, Bead Assortments, Assorted Beads, Atlas Beads, Aztec Beads, Colored Core Beads, Crackle Glass Beads, Cross Beads, Czech Beads, Czech Glass Beads, Czech Crystal Beads, Iris Glass Beads, Mirror Finished Beads, Kanji Beads, Lamp Work Beads, Lampwork Beads, Marbled Beads, Marbled Glass Beads, Rainbow Beads, Satin Beads, Tube Beads, Two Colored Beads, Turquoise Beads, African Turquoise Beads, Agate Beads, Amethyst, Agate Beads, Turquoise Beads, Amethyst Beads, Aventurine, Aventurine Beads, Carnelian, Carnelian Beads, Chinese Turquoise, Chinese Turquoise Beads, Citrine, Citrine Beads, Fluorite, Fluorite Beads, Garnet. Garnet Beads, Goldstone, Gold Stone, Goldstone Beads, Gold Stone Beads, Howlite, Howlite Beads, Jasper, Jasper Beads, Labradorite, Labradorite Beads, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis Lazuli Beads, Malachite, Malachite Beads, Moonstone, Moonstone Beads, Obsidian, Obsidian Beads, Peridot, Peridot Beads, Quartz, Quartz Beads, Rhyolite, Rhyolite Beads, Tigereye, Tiger Eye, Tigereye Beads, Tiger Eye Beads, Topaz, Topaz Beads, Tourmaline, Tourmaline Beads, Yellow Turquoise, Yellow Turquoise Beads.

We also sell Bells, Brass Bells, Brass Windchimes, Crystals, Dichroic Glass, Dichroic Glass Bracelets, Dichroic Glass Cabochons, Dichroic Glass Pendants, Dichroic Glass Necklaces, Dichroic Glass Pins, Other Necklaces, Semiprecious Necklaces, Semiprecious Jewelry Sets, Semiprecious Pendants, Watches, Silver & Turquoise Pendants, Other Bracelets, Earrings, Swarovski Crystal Bracelets.

We are the best source for cheap beads at wholesale prices.  We have the lowest prices on handmade jewelry and jewelry findings.

We also have a new line of beaded crafts and beaded gifts.  We have beaded fan pulls, beaded light pulls, beaded lamp pulls, beaded windchimes, beaded wind chimes, beaded suncatchers, beaded sun catchers, beaded witches balls, beaded hummingbird feeders, beaded blown glass, beaded friendship balls, beaded bells, beaded planters, beaded bird feeders, beaded candle holders, beaded cloisonné figurines, beaded gazing balls, beaded crackle balls, beaded Glass Eye Studio glassware, beaded angels, beaded stained glass, beaded crystals and  beaded ceramic hearts.