Class Notes
   Jump Rings

Online Suppliers

I prefer to touch and see the beads I am buying, therefore I buy the majority of my beads from my local bead stores, and wire directly from the refinery.

Urban Maille

Aislyn is responsible for my chain maille obsession.

  • Sterling Silver Jump Rings
  • Argentium Silver Jump Rings
  • Copper Jump Rings
  • 14 kt Gold Jump Rings
  • Platinum Jump Rings
  • Chain Maille Kits
  • Lindstrom Rx Pliers
  • Rocket Tools

Golden Maille

Goldie carries 14/20 gold-filled kit refills for Urban Maille's kits.

  • Gold Filled Jump Rings
  • Rose Gold Filled Jump Rings

Precious Maille

Gena sells jump rings by the troy ounce and will soon be carrying kits as well.

  • Sterling Silver Jump Rings
  • Gold Filled Jump Rings
  • Rose Gold Filled Jump Rings
  • White Gold Filled Jump Rings
  • Argentium Silver Jump Rings
  • Copper Jump Rings

Spider Chain

Spider carries a nice supply of jump rings and also instructional DVDs.

  • Sterling Silver Jump Rings
  • Gold Filled Jump Rings
  • Niobium Jump Rings
  • Tools
  • Instructional DVDs

Blue Buddha Boutique

Rebecca has created several weaves which she sells directions for on her site, as well as the supplies to make them.

  • Sterling Silver Jump Rings
  • Base Metal Jump Rings
  • Weave Directions
  • Tools
  • Findings

Silver Maille

Silver Maille is an Australian supplier of sterling silver jump rings, kits, tools findings and other chain maille supplies.

  • Sterling Silver Jump Rings
  • Copper Jump Rings

The Ring Lord

Canadian supplier of jump rings, wire and chain maille accessories.

  • Titanium Jump Rings
  • Niobium Jump Rings
  • Stainless Steel Jump Rings
  • Aluminum Jump Rings

Metal Designz

Canadian supplier of jump rings, chain maille kits and accessories.

  • Titanium Jump Rings
  • Niobium Jump Rings

Reactive Metals

The ultimate source of Titanium and Niobium Wire and related products.

  • Titanium Wire
  • Niobium Wire
  • Anodizers
  • Resist Tape
  • TPS Not
  • Patinas


Operating out of the Four Corners region, this Indian trading post is my favorite on-line supplier.

  • Sterling Silver Wire
  • Components
  • Freshwater Pearls
  • Turquoise
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • Tools

$5 minimum purchase

Rio Grande

The end-all-be-all of jewelry supply catalogs...they require not one, but three different catalogs to hold all their offerings.

  • Sterling Silver Wire
  • 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
  • Tools

No minimum purchase


INM Crystal

Not only do they have good prices on Swarovski crystal beads, but they also have selection of Bali Silver.

  • Swarovski Crystals Beads
  • Sterling Silver Lobster and Trigger Clasps

No minimum order for orders shipped within USA; $200 international

Dakota Stones

Jeff has a great selection of semi precious stones on his web site, but also carries many fabulous precious stones at Gem Shows.

  • Australia Opal Beads
  • Diamond Beads
  • Kyanite
  • Garnet
  • Topaz

Wholesale only


If Michelle doesn't have the gemstone beads that you are looking for, she can probably get it for you.  Can't afford a whole strand?  Check out the sample section for smaller quantities.

  • Blue Topaz
  • Mystic Topaz
  • Boulder Opal
  • Kyantie
  • Peruvian Opal
  • Ruby
  • Emerald
  • Tektites
  • Lava beads

No minimum purchase

Nina Designs

Yes, her beads are expensive, but she pays her Bali silversmiths fair wages and they do not work in sweatshop conditions.  She also carries many clasps and chains made right here in the good old USA.

  • Double Strand clasps

$100 minimum order; resale license required

Precious Pebbles

Ron is located in Arizona and collects a lot of his own specimens and then ships them to China for cutting into beads.  He also carries a large collection of US cut cabochons.

  • Shattucktite
  • Wild Horse Jasper


Stones N Silver

A family owned business out of Texas.  Good selection of USA and rare stones, including

  • Turquoise
  • Dinosaur bone jasper
  • Petrified wood
  • Oregon Opal
  • Australian Boulder Opal
  • Imperial Jasper
  • Gaspeite.

No minimum purchase

Jewel Weaver

Another good source for semi-precious stones and beads.  What I like best about Jewel Weaver is that her descriptions are honest and her prices fair.


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