TV and Cable
Carol Duvall is widely known as the queen of crafts because of her extensive career providing expert how-to advice. The Carol Duvall Show features expert and celebrity guests demonstrating remarkable projects. From showing how to use rubber stamps and ribbons to making picture frames and decorative boxes, The Carol Duvall Show is the craftiest program of all!
Websites with Instructions and Demos
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US Postal Service
Mail anything fast, find out how much it will cost before you hit the post office.. and their click and ship is fab!
My absolute favorite site for adhesives!!!
Craft Websites with interesting techniques or ideas.
Clay face beads, original kit designs with directions, altered
art supplies, digital papers, enamel charms and embellishments
that inspire your creativity.
Just when you've given up trying to find that special stone,
setting, materials or whatever else you can think of.... you
are sure to find it here!! Wide selection, some very different
Artist grade PolyShrink shrink plastic. Pretty nifty
Blick Art VINTAGE MATERIALS
has a nice blend of fine arts materials and neat stuff you can do crafty
things with. From structural acrylic paint to nifty finishes and colors
that are hard to find.
Jo-Anne's locally and on-line is a great place to find
the more unusual craft items. Their fabric and notions are
also a good buy. I found their "computer fabric" stuff kind
of neat, but try the Sulky metallic thread with your bead
or paper project! Very funky, very unusual. Looks great!
Mister Art Good place for things like embossing powders, acrylics
and other necessities for creating art.
This is a wonderful site
available free for Galleries and Shops.
Marvelous tools and supplies. The legacy of a grand local
lady, Marge Helwig, making good. Plus the products work!
& Surplus A funky, you never know what you'll find kind of site. Surplus
funk, a flea market on line, and a great source for some of coolest vials,
containers, materials, lenses, motors, gears, electronic stuff and whatnots
you'll ever see. Some great projects started here.
A really neat site with some of the most beautiful handcrafted work! Check
out the fun and functional metal section!
I'm a real fan of typography and its amazing how different a message you
can give with different fonts. This site also highlights type designers
as artists. Very cool.
Fire Mountain Gems
Probably the most widely known source for all types of beads, gemstones and findings. "America's
favorite beads and jewelry making supplies. Largest selection of beads and
components at wholesale prices. "
Huge selection, small minimum
order, over 15,000 jewelry findings and supplies.
Embellishments and Jewelry
Complete on-line catalog with pictures and
prices for billions of beads, unusual findings, antique and one-of-a-kind
jewelry and collectibles.
Rings n Things
A very good source for high quality jewelry supplies. Reliable and reasonable
With 3 large catalogs, a tools catalog with a fabulous range of tools, display materials section and of course
a large section complete with silver and gold casting materials pl;us the usual gemstones, findings, etc.
Decent selection of beads and
A good site for lots of stringing supplies and tips and
For all you bead fans in Northern Virginia -- and
Ed Hoys International Stained Glass
Great place for wholesale glass supplies.
Borosilicate tubing and rod; Pyrex tubing and rod.
Profusion Dichroic Glass
Some knock your socks off dichroic patterns -- and a really great guy!
Pat's Jewelry "Help and
You won't believe this links
There are several organizations that produce trade shows for crafts.
Here are some.
American Craft Enterprises
21 S. Eltings Corner Rd.
Highland, NY 12528
AMC Trade Shows
2140 Peachtree NW, Ste. 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Contemporary Crafts Market
Roy Helms PMV 2820
1142 Auahi St. #A7
Honolulu, HI 96814
Chicago Gift, Accessories Mart
222 Merchandise Mart, Ste. 470
Chicago, IL 60654
George Little Management Co.
10 Bank St., Ste. 1200
White Plains, NY 10606
The Museum Store Association
4100 E Mississippi Avenue, Suite 800
Denver, Colorado 80246-3055
Tel: 303.504.9223 x19
National Craft Association
2012 Ridge Rd East
Rochester NY 14622
The Rosen Group
3000 Chestnut Ave Suite 300
Baltimore MD 21211
Zanesville OH 43702
Western Exhibitions, Inc
2181 Greenwich St.
San Francisco CA 94123
Contact the above trade show management for their schedule and fees.