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    Default First Post - Actual bead makers UK wanted.

    Hi,

    Its a first post for me here, my background is in watch repair working in central London.

    Basically im looking for a bead maker for a bracelet in the UK who can make beads from materials such as Titanium, Resin and stone.

    Many thanks.

    ib.

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    Hi, It is not very likely that you will have a positive reply here. Generally beads are mass produced and sourced from eastern Europe or the Far Est.
    The best you can do is scour the web, I think. Dennis.

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    Hi
    As Dennis has said an internet search will bring up endless suppliers if you google each material separately. If you require custom made then I’ve no idea if such a company exists, you might have to turn your own

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ57 View Post
    Hi
    As Dennis has said an internet search will bring up endless suppliers if you google each material separately. If you require custom made then Iíve no idea if such a company exists, you might have to turn your own
    Thanks for the reply,

    Because of the nature of the project I suspected I would have to turn them as a last resort. There seem to be some cheap and mid range bead turns lathes on the Chinese buying sites. I would love to hear if anyone has experience with these machines.

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    I doubt anyone on here will be able to help. It might be worth joining a specific beaders forum to get the advice you’re looking for. There will be many on Fb no doubt.

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    Check out Alibaba for mass producers
    or check out companies exhibiting at the biggest trade fair (the one in Hong Kong) later this month.
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    I trust you won't be going this year, Wendy.

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    You would be able to turn them on a small Cnc lathe. If your mechanically inclined there's lots of info on the Web about making your own. There's a great forum called Cnc zone

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    Good lord why not Dennis?
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    I'd guess because of the protests currently running in HK.

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