Social Places On and Offiline to Connect With other Bead Addicts
As avid beaders, we love to connect with others who share our passion for beads and making jewelry. Here are some places to connect with other bead addicts! I've included message boards and forums in this list as well.
Bead and Button Community Forums - sponsored by Bead and Button Magazine. Great forum to connect with other beaders.
Beader's Showcase - A social network where you can post photos of your own creations, as well as a separate marketplace/auction site to sell your jewelry.
Craft Place - sponsored by the Craft and Hobby Association.
Handmade Artist's Forum - Forums, network for and about handmade artists, supporting handmade!
Handmade Artists Hangout - a place for those who make handmade items to advertise and network with others.
Jewelry Artists - a free community site for jewelry designers, includes marketplace.
Jewelry Designer Network - an online social network for jewelry designers and aspiring jewelry designers.
Promote Your Handmade - Facebook page dedicated to the topic of handmade items and promotion.
Bead Huddle - an online community of bead lovers
Mycraft - craft social network and directory to list your site
Plumdrop - The place where sellers meet. Network with other jewelry business/designers
Self-Representing Artists - allows you to set up your own portfolio and join in online shows.
FMG Buys - a group that buys in bulk from Firemountain Gems in order to get the best discounts
Self-Represting Artists in Jewelry Design Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design - SRAJD - a membership organization for jewelry designers who sell their work.
Self-Representing Artists - membership organization for glass artists.
Austin Bead Society - bead society in Austin, TX
Bead Societies and Organizations - Here's a site from Just Beads with a list of organizations across the country.
Rings & Things Bead Society and Art Guild List - another directory for societies and guilds through out the US and around the world.