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My favourite suppliers:



Designer Cabochons is a family run business based near Ilkley in West Yorkshire, England.  The owners are passionate about lapidary and each stone is a labour of love. They cut each and every stone by hand and if you want rare, bespoke quality stones with a mirror shine and an excellent cut - then have a look at their website.


Designer gemstones, cabochons and druisies.

Happy Mango Beads - a large selection of handcrafted, fair trade beads from around the world.  Very cool & unusual stuff!

Fine Designer Cabochons

A wide variety of gorgeous one-of-a-kind designer cabochons cut by Jim Harman in Oregon, USA.

Talisman Beads - carry a large assortment of Pewter beads, Vintage German Glass, Pearls, Stone, Lampwork, Millefiore, Chinese Crystal & Monthly Specials Purchases listed at Closeout Prices.

Treetops Colour Harmonies

Gorgeous wool & silk fibers beautifully coloured by hand.

Paua Crazy
Handling paua since the 1960s


My favourite Galleries:



Founder /Owner Monica Moriyasu has very definite ideas of what constitutes a

good Fine Art and Craft Gallery.   In monmo.Gallery, she has created a space that

is warm, welcoming and full of the highest quality of work she could find from

throughout New Zealand.


Ginga Squid's social networking sites and other Ginga Squid 'shops':


Become a Facebook fan of Ginga Squid!

Visit Ginga Squid's ETSY shop - 'your place to buy & sell all things handmade'.


Other inspiring websites:


Hatti Trading Ltd - bags (& more) handmade by survivors of human trafficking, or disadvantaged women in Nepal, under Fair Trade conditions.  They have a really fun 'bobble' range - so check it out!


Some fabulous artisits:


Bernardine Fine Art Jewelry Designs

Unique and dramatic one of a kind art jewelry - custom made in silver and gold using exotic and common gemstones.

Eni Oken's Jewelry

Fantastic wire wrapped jewelry - whimsical & ornamental in style. LOVE it!

Alex Mitchell - mixed media sculptures & paintings

- are characterized by a love of process, a strong sense of color, storytelling, mechanisms, manipulation of materials, humor, and playfulness.

Handmade Jewelry by Leah Kim

Handmade Jewelry by Jewelry Artisan Leah Kim - Unique and one of a kind handmade beaded jewelry handcrafted with only the finest quality gemstone and precious stone. Specialize in handcrafted jewelry.

Wire Jewelry Store

Fashionable & stylish handmade jewelry by Mary Ann (who also has a bead store).

Elizabeth Plumb Jewelry

Uniquely organic jewelry created by Sundance Catalog artist Elizabeth Plumb, each an original design cast in sterling silver, gold, or copper and accented with rare and unique semiprecious stones.

Ka Gold Jewellery

Featuring cosmic jewelry artist David Weitzman. New Age jewelry, Kabbalah jewelry, Egyptian jewelry, Jewish jewelry and many other awesome designs.

Bead Nerd
Resources for your bead business.



My Favourite (non-jewellery) NZ websites:


Feel At Home

Handmade natural & organic massage & bath products by the amazing Leanne.

Melissa Cowan Photos

Wow - she takes fantastic photos.....