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10 places to get jewellery supplies in Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 17, 2012

Jewellery supplies TorontoJewellery supplies in Toronto are by no means difficult to find. Any Wal-Mart or dollar store is bound to carry string and brightly coloured plastic beads, but if you're looking for something a little less kiddie craft project and a little more sophisticated, this list is the golden key to all your jewellery-making needs. Anything from precious stones to wooden pendants can be found in these specialty stores all over the city, not to mention the copious amounts of metal findings for just about every purpose imaginable.

Here are some places to get jewellery supplies in Toronto.

Arton Beads
Technically two stores side by side, Arton Beads is located at 523 and 525 Queen Street W. The 523 shop supplies base metal findings, tools, stringing materials, and beads made of plastic and wood. They also carry a variety of somewhat unrelated but totally fun materials like neon feathers. The 525 shop, on the other hand, carries higher quality supplies including semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, and silver and gold findings. Both are incredibly affordable, especially if you've got a membership card.

Bling Bling
This jewellery supply store found at 448 Queen Street W has so much bling they had to name it twice. Bling Bling's pride and glory is found in their hanging strings of glass beads and crystal materials - both of which are nearly blinding... in a good way. They also sell findings and semi-precious stones, and although the collection is not as impressive as others in the same neighbourhood, the store is worth a visit.

The Beadery
The Beadery is a little unorganized and therefore slightly daunting, but they make up for it with a great selection of quality imported gemstones, handmade glass, wood, and seeds all in bead form. They're also one of the only jewellery supply stores that offer small classes for those looking to learn how to use tools properly, in order to produce professional pieces.

Fancy Gems & Accessories
If you're looking for something a little fancier (ergo the store's name), I suggest taking a gander at Fancy Gems & Accessories. They carry a number of findings, beads and semi-precious stones unavailable at the many other jewellery supply stores on the same strip. The prices are also reasonable despite the high quality, and there's an entire basement dedicated to sale items.

Bead Girl
Walking into Bead Girl is somewhat reminiscent of a boutique experience. Located in Yonge and Eglinton, the roomy and well-organized space carries a limited selection of beautiful semi-precious stones, glass beads, and Swarovski crystals. Their assortment of findings is lacking, so it's safe to say Bead Girl is only worth going to for the ornamental function of jewellery.

Bead Junction
Bead Junction on Roncesvalles is perfect for those hoping to make quality statement jewellery. With beads and pendants ranging from base metal to Japanese glass, and from natural bone to freshwater pearls, it's hard not to find what you're looking for. They also offer a consistent number of beading events every week for beginners, as well as specialty jewellery-making lectures for keeners.

Located in the Beaches, Beadworks is another quaint and cluttered jewellery supply store with a large variety of natural beads made of materials such as clay and seed. There's nothing overtly special sold here, but they've got all your basic needs - and even some tools and books - complete with a bohemian vibe.

Earth Rocks by Bead Heaven
With the ideal of locally made jewellery pieces, Earth Rocks was opened to help share the owners' work as well as nurture and supply for other designers. What's unique about their shop is that they only carry handpicked crystals and stones, both in bead as well as specimen form (perfect for metaphysical uses!). They also offer one-on-one jewellery making classes. Overall, the experience Earth Rocks shares is parallel to that of a Zen garden.

Courage My Love
Courage My Love in Kensington Market shouldn't be the first place to get jewellery supplies since the selection is extremely limited, and the shop's main focus is the vintage clothing and accessories they're known for. However, if you're in the middle of purchasing a pair of kick-ass cowboy boots, it's worth it to throw in some leather string and hand-carved skull beads to match.

Artka (416.322.7832)
Artka is a bead supply store located on the upper floor of the Yonge and Eglinton centre doubling as a pre-made jewellery and accessories shop. They carry mostly sparkly Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones, and although their collection of findings is very limited and the prices a little high, Artka is a great place to kill time when you're in the area.




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Lili Jin / May 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm
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ER / July 4, 2012 at 10:44 am
Another great place I found for jewellery supplies is Gunther Mele
Nellie / October 4, 2012 at 01:25 pm
Thank you for the suggestions, I will visit the stores.
Karina / October 9, 2012 at 08:13 pm
I would like to know the name of the store that is pictured in this article, thanks!
BlackJena replying to a comment from Karina / October 10, 2012 at 03:36 pm
This main picture is Kensington Market's Courage My Love. Not my first choice in bead stores, but a great store just the same.
Alison / January 15, 2013 at 09:28 am
Bead Junction is now closed.
ian / January 29, 2013 at 06:59 pm
I would go to Royal Dubai Jewellers at Mississauga, it's rated Top in 18k-22k Gold Jewellery, they have the best prices vs quality...they also carry investment bars and free repair service, check them out at 7146 aiport Rd, 905-976-1212
Salim / February 5, 2013 at 11:24 am
Another option is the Bead Shows. Two in the Toronto area are:
The Gem Expo - (3 times a year)
Toronto Bead Society - (twice a year)

Both shows have lots of beads, supplies & tools vendors as well as finished pieces.
jewelscrafts / April 19, 2013 at 04:38 pm
I like blogto for its recommendations. I saw this listing a few months back when I was making a necklace. I want to mention there is a great store in the Village by the Grange which sells unique and beautiful beads, at a very reasonable price. The store used to be a Chinese Art and Culture Store. I believe the owner has chosen beautiful pieces for bead making. I encourage anyone looking for variety and a great price to stop by there. It is to the right of the main entrance. The shop keeper is very friendly.
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arlene / June 29, 2013 at 11:21 am
I miss Sassy Bead and its very helpful and talented employees. Does anyone know of another place to go, sit and bead? It would be great if they supplies and could help me assemble pieces.
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Kathie / August 30, 2013 at 07:54 pm
There is also CL Beads on Yonge just north of Davisville
Liz / September 5, 2013 at 11:28 pm
Artka stopped selling beading supplies just a heads up. It sells their own.

Michelle / September 12, 2013 at 09:26 pm
Great list for beading supplies. Anyone who wants beading/costume type supplies Queen W Toronto is a great place to shop, soo many stores, start 1 block east of Portland and Queen St and work your way east towards Spadina.
For those looking for higher end material this site gives a list of places that can get you started.
Salima Meghani / September 21, 2013 at 04:45 pm
We have large selection of beads, natural stones, fresh water pearls, Findings, costume Jewellery, Pashmina & much more
We do offer special discount for Wholesale buyers.
margaret fraser / October 15, 2013 at 07:54 pm
Found Lacy & Co.Ltd. they have everything you need for making jewellery, great quality tools and reasonable priced.
69 Queen St., East - Church & Queen. Closed on the weekends.
margaret fraser / October 15, 2013 at 07:58 pm
Oh also forgot to mention you can shop on line, if you don't
want to go downtown.
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Carmen Star / December 11, 2013 at 11:49 am
Carmen Star, is one of the few jewellery factories left in the country. Carmen Star can cast in pewter, make your rubber molds and have model makers on staff. All your plating and soldier needs can be done with stone setting all in one location. Located at 266 Toryork Dr 647 748 0107
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Anne / January 2, 2014 at 09:47 am
HI BEADS, also on Queen Street West is very highly recommended and not as pricey as the others. Their staff is friendly and I usually head there first. Their variety is great. I would recommend visiting them. Having their membership card also carries lots of savings benefits.
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I agree that Hi Beads is a great store. Very pleasant and helpful people and good prices. They deserve support!!
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Eryn / January 29, 2014 at 09:34 am
If you have time to go to Montreal, there is a really good wholesale bead store in Downtown. The name is Fine Gems Canada. They have a large selection of stones and jewelry supplies at really good prices! You can also look on their website at
Ivor / February 26, 2014 at 12:33 am
Beady i Bead Store is just west of Toronto in Oakville Ontario, and is open 7 days a week!

Not only do they have some of the most competitive pricing and helpful staff around, they also have the biggest selection west of the GTA! With over 2,000 sq. ft. of retail area, and over 22,000 items to capture your imagination.

Check for store hours and directions.
Jenn / February 28, 2014 at 10:41 am
C&L Beads at Yonge and Davisville is a great spot!
Julian / May 18, 2014 at 07:55 am
I'm going to put another vote in for Hi Beads! Their selection has a huge range, the quality of their products is fantastic, and they even carry obscure materials like raw quartz beads, coral, etc. They also have a great sale section and constant promotions. I'm actually surprised it didn't make the list!
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Tariq Butt / September 14, 2014 at 05:03 am
Please advise me if any beading store in Scarborough or Pickering. Thanks
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Reeva A / September 23, 2014 at 04:27 pm
John Bead for wholesale customers (fill out an application BUSINESSES IN THE CRAFT TRADE ONLY! must provide license):

BUT THEY ALSO HAVE AN OUTLET!!! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! no minimums! (closed monday and public holidays, open weekends!)

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C&L is now closed, alas.
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Alena / January 22, 2015 at 11:52 am
I recommend the shop - features a huge selection Czech glass beads, goods for beading, Swarovski el. and components for Swarovski...
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gillian / April 16, 2015 at 11:11 am
Hi recommend Lacy & Co.Ltd. selling Jewellery Tools in Toronto since 1927 for professionals. They also have website and another store in Vancouver BC. Toronto location 69 Queen St., East #2.
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30 pm 416 365 1375
Oleg / April 18, 2015 at 06:13 am
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lucy / April 27, 2015 at 07:20 am
There are outlets in Scarborough as well. butterfly beads.
24 lebovic ave unit 1A (Eglinton square?) and warden. where dollar store, Canadain tire, tims, movie theatre is there. nice staff friendly.. u get a discount card 20% off. if u ask for the card...
another one is Johnbeads. huge warehouse..i dint know if it was me, one lady before I even was half in door, says so fast can I help you!! lol. was too funny.. like i was going to rob her store.. Anyway, i went two times.. CLOSED MONDAYS.
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Linda / October 9, 2015 at 05:39 pm
In Scarborough, my favourite, affordable supplier is Butterfly Beads at Eglinton Ave. E. and Warden. They are beside the Dollarama at the back of the property beside the Cineplex Odean. I also just discovered Bead Dynasty on Crockford Blvd near Bertrand (east off of Warden two stoplights north of Eglinton Ave. East). It's across Crockford from John Bead Co.
Aza / October 22, 2015 at 08:16 pm
Go visit "The Jewellery Box" it is a supply store in Markham, Ontario.

7700 Markham Road (Markham Road and 14th Avenue) The postal code is L3S4S1.

I go here all the time, they have a great selection on jewelry supplies and the owner is very kind and friendly!

This store is closing down on November 30th 2015 and currently the store is 50% on a lot of items.

Go support this store and get a great deal at the same time!!
DCM / November 11, 2015 at 03:42 pm
Lacy Tools closed their Toronto store, but still sell online through their website: or if you're heading to Vancouver, they still operate the western warehouse.
Judy / November 21, 2015 at 04:49 am
I am a jeweller moving to Toronto from vancouver. Where is the best place to get silver wire and sheet as well as enamelling material
Elie McKensie / December 26, 2015 at 07:50 pm
Someone mentioned Fine Gems Canada. They are really nice people and I have been buying from them for 3 years now. Never had problems
Sarah / February 19, 2016 at 01:04 pm
Butterfly bead should def. made the top 10. This place is a gold mind.
Found it by chance while having dinner at Emperial Buffet.
Rahmi / February 25, 2016 at 08:56 pm
There's one in the Eglinton Town Centre right beside Dollarama I think it's called butterfly beads? Prices are affordable! Probably the best prices in the area.
Kamloops Jewellers / March 2, 2016 at 12:16 pm
Lacy is closed in Toronto, but their shop in Vancouver (Lacy West - is still selling the same great stock of jewellery supplies.
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