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Old 12-07-2017, 06:52 AM   #1
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Default Good place for unusual embellishments?

I'm not talking ribbons and sequins and the like. I am looking at a lot of very dimensional projects online that use small wood and metal embellishments. I see things I like here and there, but I wonder if there are vendors that carry a lot of different things so I could get them all in one place for the most part.

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TheIr Holtz line has some unusual embellishments. I saw some in Michael's the other day.
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Have you checked Esty? I don't have a particular store in mind but I have ordered small charm type embellishments from some shops there. Also ..maybe Ellen Hutson....or Joggles....I'll keep thinking..Ooo there's a store in my area (40 min from me..I go about once a year...) that has an online presence...they have a lot of German Scrap (a fav of mine) and other cool things..RoseMille.com
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:54 PM   #4
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I looked on Etsy. There's some nice stuff. Here's the deal: I'm looking to start working on non-card projecst, so I amd able and want to get more dimensional. Here's the kind of thing I would like to do (in my own style, of course, and this woman's work is so gorgeous):

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I know some of the stuff there is hand made, but there's a lot of other things - looks like buttons, and metal bits and that wood bird and a pen nib and charms. I don't think you can work like this unless you have a collection of stuff to cull through, so I'm trying to build a collection of dimensional stuff. I guess buttons would be good, I can remove the shanks. I have lace. I have corrugated chipboard. Everything else I have to gather, and Etsy has stuff but it's not all in one place. I guess it's my best bet, though. I've looked at TH's stuff and some of it is interesting to me, but a lot of it is too "Tim" for me.


I looked at RoseMille. That's a good site to know about, Polly. But I guess it's going to be a slow accumulation of things as I find them here and there. I know Ellen Hutson also is good and I'll look on Joggles. Maybe Stamp Diva, too, she's pretty mixed-media oriented in her stock.
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I know what you mean about finding cool stuff...I've looked, too and you do have to accumulate it bit by bit for those types of projects. I have a couple of "antique" stores here that I go to once in a while and might find some things there but it is hit and miss. Another idea for some dimension is to die cut chipboard and apply paper/old book pages, sheet music over that...use that as a base....Do you have any flea markets near you? I realize you have to do most of your shopping online so it's tough. Good luck Robin.
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I agree with Suzy, Tim Holtz has lots of stuff that remind me of the pictures you posted. Also, you can die cut paper and apply embossing powder 3 or more time and get it to look like a metal embellie. You could die cut chipboard for the wooden look. There is also wood paper you can die cut. Otherwise, maybe Hobby Lobby, they have a huge selection of small items for all kinds of projects.
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I agree with the others about Tim Holtz. There are bins and bins of cool little objects like that in Michael's. JoAnn has them too, not that those stores are in your 'hood. I've only purchased a few but they're metal and I was surprised at the high quality.

https://www.scrapbook.com/store/cat-....html?t3=metal

Googling on "Tim Holtz metal embellishments" brings a bunch up. If you scroll past the Christmas ones on scrapbook.com you'll see buckles, keyholes, little disks stamped with words (I have those), clock hands, etc.

ETA Ken Oliver has some too.

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there is a store, its been a few computers since i ordered from them I keep thinking the name Blue is in their store name somehow.
another thought was Technique Junkies but, they may be more stamps and tools.

you know how I built my stash? ( estate sales ) I have bought dozens of jars and boxes of buttons that came with "extras" old sewing boxes, old game boards. most of the time they do not want a fortune for these things that way like they would if they had taken the time to photograph it all and list it online.
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Maybe Indigoblu? http://www.indigoblu.com/embelishmen...llishments-c58

BTW, the icons at the bottom of the home page that list departments don't work on my iPad. If that's the case for others, you can get to them at the top of the page.

Oh wait, they're in the UK - but I think other stores sell their stuff. But some of their stuff is Tim Holtz. So ignore me. (Need a delete button.)

To try to redeem myself, searching for "vintage ephemera" can land you some interesting catches. These aren't so much like what you're looking for Robin, but fun. There are a lot of these on Etsy. I got a small pack of old library pockets and cards (not new to look old) when looking at similar items for sale. https://www.etsy.com/listing/5328107...f=sr_gallery_5

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A lot of those items look like jewelry findings... so maybe look at retailers who sell supplies for making jewelry?
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All good suggestions! It gives me some ideas of how to broaden my internet searching!
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Don't forget Amazon... if you look around you can find lots of neat stamping stuff there!
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I love this store: http://www.theenchantedgallery.com/dollhouse.html
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Some of my faves: Red Lead https://www.redleadpaperworks.com/

Alpha Stamps: http://alphastamps.com/

Joggles: https://www.joggles.com/

Nunn Designs: Mixed Media Supplies - Nunn Design

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Check out Prima. They have a lot of interesting embellishments that aren't necessarily distressed and aged likeTH stuff is. I've bought resin bits, flowers, wood veneer, buttons, gems and even little lightbulbs and faucets from various Prima lines. (I shopped for them at Simon, but lots of other stores carry their stuff)
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here is another one, its been a while since I ordered from them but, I did have a good experience.
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I have also picked up things from http://www.franticstamper.com/
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Dollhouse parts and accessories suppliers. Like http://www.dollhouseheaven.com/default.aspx
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Thank you! Both look interesting and I'll check them out. I found an Etsy store called VeryCharms that had a ton of metal charms. They also have a prettty website. Downside, they are in China (where almost all of this metal stuff comes from anyway) so shipping will be something of a wait for the small order I placed.

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Their stuff is extremely affordable, another plus because you don't want to buy things and then feel they are too precious to use. They say it's all lead and nickle free. (Of course I saw on another site that their metal charms are "cadmium free" so then I got nervous. Any reason to be nervous, that's me.)
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I never ordered but this was bookmarked ...

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I have no idea if these are good or not, but stumbled upon them when looking for something else: https://smile.amazon.com/70-80pcs-Pe...ity+oval&psc=1

They come in different colors, and scrolling down the page other embellishments are shown.
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Fancifuls is too expensive, I think. I don't want to buy things I'll then hesitate to use.

The batch on Amazon looks interesting. But go look on Etsy at VeryCharms. They had good prices and a LOT of choices. If I get them within a few weeks and they aren't really cr*p or made of something that will slowly kill me, I will be pleased.


I am seeing that you really have to go far and wide to do this. No one has everything.
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Fancifuls is too expensive, I think. I don't want to buy things I'll then hesitate to use.

The batch on Amazon looks interesting. But go look on Etsy at VeryCharms. They had good prices and a LOT of choices. If I get them within a few weeks and they aren't really cr*p or made of something that will slowly kill me, I will be pleased.

I am seeing that you really have to go far and wide to do this. No one has everything.
Your Etsy place has a lot though. "View all 6449." Some look like ones on Amazon - maybe the same supplier. Great start. And if you'd like to check out the quality of Tim's, I have a set of game spinners in 4 sizes (with brads) and a set of typed tokens - 3/4" disks with a hole at the top and a word stamped on each one (not the Christmas ones). Just PM me your address and I can send a few.

And this probably isn't your shtick but those little wood veneer shapes take ink and paint well, including metallic paint. But you know that. I keep meaning to test how they'd heat emboss with Ranger platinum, verdigris, or other metallics. I have Aged Ochre Embossing Enamel by Stampendous and didn't like it on cardstock the one time I tried it but maybe on wood veneers? I have a lot and never use them, so want to fool around with them.
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Here's another: http://www.collagestuff.com/index.html
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