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Purchasing Delica Beads
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BestFriendsClub message #1
Purchasing Delica Beads
September 7, 2013 at 6:43:52 PM
 
I'm wondering if anyone has an inexpensive source for Delica beads?  I usually order through Fire Mountain, but their beads have gotten so expensive lately it seems. The beading projects I have lined up have a number of colors...even when I reduce the number on the pattern maker.  I'm also having problems with Fire Mountain not having all the colors I need.


Thank you!

Annie  


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Purchasing Delica Beads
September 8, 2013 at 12:27:10 AM  (in response to BestFriendsClub message #1)
 
Annie,

Wow, that's a great question!  I haven't found an inexpensive source at all.  I do know some people use seed beads instead of Delicas, since they're usually less expensive...but the drawback is they're not quite as uniform.  Frown  I personally haven't found a great alternative when I specifically must have Delicas, other than putting off the project and buying beads here and there, rather than all at once.  Unfortunately, when mail ordering, that may mean a difference in shipping in the long run.  And it's also really hard to find someone who stocks every color...which is certainly understandable, since there are so many, but it makes it difficult when you're trying to obtain certain ones.  Frown


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BestFriendsClub message #3
Re: Purchasing Delica Beads
September 15, 2013 at 10:58:08 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
I'll keep looking.  If I find a source I'll be sure to share it here. Smiley


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: Purchasing Delica Beads
September 15, 2013 at 2:04:26 PM  (in response to BestFriendsClub message #3)
 
Thanks so much!  Smile  I'm sure many people would be happy to find a supplier of all Delica colors!


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SageCraft message #5
Re: Purchasing Delica Beads
April 29, 2016 at 10:34:14 PM  (in response to BestFriendsClub message #1)
 
Try painterartbeads.com  Joan has at least close to, if not all Delicas, reasonably priced, in small to large quantities.


 
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Re: Purchasing Delica Beads
April 30, 2016 at 2:10:51 AM  (in response to SageCraft message #5)
 
SageCraft,

Welcome!  Smile

Thank you for the recommendation!


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~~~~~
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