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Old 2008-02-24, 3:49pm
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I found bamboo batting at Joanne fabrics. 15$ for a crib sized piece but it goes a LONG way and since I don't use boxes it saves some money.
That is so cool. I got bamboo knee high socks at Target. They were so-oo soft!
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Old 2008-02-25, 1:03pm
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Hi, I hope this is the right place to ask this. I am wondering where all of you get your glass from.
I don't want to answer your question in this thread in detail, because this thread is really about sources of non-glass items, and I don't want to derail it into a glass discussion.

Here's a thread that talks about glass suppliers. There are a lot of opinions expressed, so you'll see that people have different preferences. Please note that the thread started quite a while ago, so some of the info in the earlier posts might be out of date. I wouldn't go strictly by the poll results, because as you'll see, not all the suppliers could be listed (there's a limit on the number of choices you can have in a poll). Also, not all suppliers carry every type of glass.

Glass Suppliers poll thread

Personally, I order most of my glass from Arrow Springs, although I've ordered from other suppliers as well.
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Old 2008-02-27, 12:37pm
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bump cause this thread is great!
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Old 2008-02-27, 9:01pm
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Default Corks

I get mine @ the local True Value hardware store in the back section in the "drawers of misc. parts" (where the nuts, bolts, & screws are!)--likely places like Ace hardware &/or whatever small independent hardware store you're near would have them too--the actual vendor is the same for all those places--the wholesalers come in & place the orders for everyone
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Old 2008-02-27, 9:26pm
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Default Table risers

I use bed risers from Linens 'N Things to raise the height of my tables at shows. You can stack two sets together to get another few inches; they're still very sturdy.

http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp...gkw=riser&sr=1
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Old 2008-02-28, 8:03am
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Default Swarovski Crystals

Here is a link to an LE thread for where to buy Swarovski Crystals:

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...47#post1692947
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Old 2008-02-28, 9:47am
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Default Sterling Silver Tubing

For those of you who do silver cored beads, where do you get your Sterling Silver Tubing?
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Old 2008-02-28, 10:20am
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Default Silver Core Tubing

I hear that Metalliferous has the silver core tubing that fits the Retro Glass tools Bead liner.

http://www.metalliferous.com/

http://www.retroglasstools.com/

scroll down this thread to find the tubing sizes to fit the Retro Glass tools liner:

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...ighlight=Marjo
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Old 2008-02-28, 5:05pm
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I use bed risers from Linens 'N Things to raise the height of my tables at shows. You can stack two sets together to get another few inches; they're still very sturdy.

http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp...gkw=riser&sr=1
Bed Bath & Beyond has the same stuff at the same price.
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Old 2008-03-08, 11:26am
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Default Steel Victrola Needles for making Push Pins

This came from another LE thread on making push pins:
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=81430
see post #79. Thank you Mark Parkinson, your pins are lovely!
Here is the link Mark found on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/100-NEW-PHONOGRA...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 2008-03-08, 8:53pm
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Default O rings, small corks, tubing, etc

Ace Hardware has lots of stuff. If you only need a few of something check there. I have even bought foot long stainless steel rod/tubing to use as mandrels there.
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Old 2008-03-09, 2:33pm
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Default mini spoons for enamels

http://www.cheftools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=06-0125
http://www.restorationhardware.com/r...089&navCount=1
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Default sterling adjustable ring blanks

I am looking for adjustable sterling ring blanks with the glue on pad..

anyone know where I can find these wholesale? If we can find them I would be willing to host a buy.

here is what I am looking for..
http://cgi.ebay.com/STERLING-SILVER-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/STERLING-SILVER-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Real-Sterling-Si...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 2008-03-14, 4:10am
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Default Cheaper Educational Versions of Software

You can get MUCH cheaper educational versions of all sorts of programs, including Quark at a site called:

Academic Superstore.com

There is no difference in the capabilities of the software. In order to purchase from them, you must have proof that you have a child attending school K-higher ed or you are a teacher yourself. A fax of a report card is sufficient proof.

I purchased Quark for $199 instead of $750. Photoshop CS3 is $297 vs. $999. They have ALL sorts of other programs.

http://www.academicsuperstore.com/ma...srch=photoshop
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found some... holding a bulk buy here...

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=85329

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I am looking for adjustable sterling ring blanks with the glue on pad..

anyone know where I can find these wholesale? If we can find them I would be willing to host a buy.

here is what I am looking for..
http://cgi.ebay.com/STERLING-SILVER-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/STERLING-SILVER-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Real-Sterling-Si...QQcmdZViewItem
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Princess Auto has the best little tools all from Stainless Steel and they have all kinds of shapes for pulling, shaping, poking and all....
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Old 2008-03-19, 1:13pm
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Can you give us some examples with links? Thanks!
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bump...It took me awhile to find this....
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Winestoppers? Where you guys get them at a good price?
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Default Leather Cords in LOTS of colors

I haven't posted here in a while, but I found this:

http://www.leathercordusa.com/mm5/me...tegory_Code=C1
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Marjo. Thank You so much! I have spent YEARS looking for those metallics!
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There has been alot of talk about where to get o-rings. What do you use it for? I have only been doing lampwork for 3 weeks
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Default Software at Eduacational Discounts

I haven't posted in this thread for a while, but I just heard about this site, where you can get software at educational discounts.

I always used Acedemic Superstore.com, but this place is cheaper in some cases. The eligiblity requirements and prices differ on each site.

You need to either be a teacher, school administrator, or be a student to purchase but the discounts are great!

Here's the site:
http://www.journeyed.com

and here is the page with the eligibility requirements:
http://www.journeyed.com/page/purchase_requirements/

For example, college students can get Adobe CS4 for only $399.98. And of course they can give it to their parents as a gift...
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This is great. This should be a sticky (or whatever it is called).

I get a lot of stuff from Harbor Freight. It seems I look for items I can use at every store I got to.
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The stainless steel winestoppers are available at www.beadpens.com
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Bumpity Bump!!!!
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Good Bump Jenfire.

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