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    Question hunting for large agate beads!

    hi, can anyone point me in the direction of a bead wholesaler who has 14mm round black banded agate beads?
    The shop i normally get them from is sold out and the orders are coming in thick and fast argh!!!! help!!!!
    lynseysorefingers x

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    Manchester minerals have red banded agate the right size but no black and PJ Beads have black but only up to 10mm.
    Sorry I can't be more helpful

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    thanks gemma,
    yeah the trouble seems to be getting the right colour and right size! might have to suggest black onyx as an alternative. the joys of christmas- everything selling out!

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    yeah. found some! after hours of searching the net i find my 14mm black agate- sunny enterprise was the company. very cheap so fingers crossed they are ok quality. x

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    Yay! Let us know what they're like. Always good to find new suppliers

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynseysorefingers View Post
    fingers crossed they are ok quality. x
    Don't cross your sore fingers, Lynsey, they'll hurt even more
    J x

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    hee hee-jayne. fingers getting very sore with the christmas rust kicking in! i'm having a jewellery sale in my loft space this weekend-getting very nerveous... Eventually got the banded agate from ilona biggins - specialists in semi-precious beads and pearls. They look good. ilona has a great selection of beads- very tempted to buy some more!

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    sorry- christmas RUSH kicking in!

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    Hi Lynsey,
    Dont panic! I've had lots of beads from Ilona Biggins before- she sells at the Rock and Gem shows that go around the country- and they have always been good quality so far!

    Show dates for anyone who is interested:
    http://www.rockngem.co.uk/events.asp

    Good luck with all the orders!

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    I'd agree - her stuff is pretty good - and her wholesale terms are excellent

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