nanopod: Hybrid Studio list of local suppliers, and US suppliers.
•“The Complete Metalsmith” by Tim McCreight – an excellent resource for basic jewellery techniques
•“Jewelry Concepts and Technology” by Oppi Untracht – the quintessential!
•“The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques” by Jinks McGrath
– another exellant resource for jewelry techniques
•“Metalsmith” (magazine) – The society of North American Goldsmiths. Studio jewelry, exhibition in print, etc.
• Glass Quarterly (magazine) Urban Glass publication
• Sculpture (magazine)
•Type Books on Queen Street West across from Trinity Bellwoods Park,
International Presse on Bloor close to Albany Ave, offer magazines and books listed about.
Tools / Supplies (in Canada):
– tools, findings, can also purchase metals, stones.
(outside of Canada)
Contenti.com: Tools, great pricing on generic Foredoms
Metalliferous: Findings, metal (precious and base), beads, tools
Rio Grande: Everything!
Imperial Smelting- now called Umicore
(905) 475-9566 (or via email or over the phone)
Rio Grande: Base metals, Japanese alloys, Sterling silver, fine silver, gold, etc., etc.
•Lapis Gems Lapidary (may have moved since 2016)
69 Yorkville Ave 416.975.9583 (free form, interesting stones)
Bead & Rock in Mirvish Village (fossils, crystals, rough)
Cabochon suppliers in Toronto:
72 gem street Go! Contact Ada ahead of time to make sure she’s in 🙂
•Crown Pearl CO
55 Queen Street East, Toronto 416-363-0110 (Beautiful pearls, all colours, shapes, freshwater and sea)
•Arton Beads or the Beadery (across the street)
523 Queens St. West (416) 504-1168 – beads and base metal findings, some silver
Courage My Love
14 Kensington Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2J7
•Moretti Glass Canada – Trois-Rivieres, QC http://morettiglasscanada.com/
•NLM Glass Arts ‚ Sutton West, ON http://www.nlmglassarts.com/
•Nortel Manufactuing – Toronto, ON http://www.nortelmfg.com/ 2040 #18 Ellsmere, scarborough
•The Lauscha Lady, http://www.lauschalady.com INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL GLASS!!
Glass used in classes at nanopod: Hybrid Studio (and where to purchase it):
Gaffer Glass: Gaffer Coloured Glass Ltd. was incorporated in 1993. Gaffer crystal, blowing glass, lampworking/flameworking, frit, Dichro and more- there crystal is GORGEOUS.
Bullseye Glass: Bullseye Glass Company is a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to research, education, and promoting glass art. They are based in Portland, Oregon. Bullseye Glass can be purchased through http://www.fired-upglassarts.com/ in Ontario!
Looking for firing schedules, tips & techniques, education? Check out Bullseye’s Education section on their website!
Glass Alchemy: A sustainable, family-run colored borosilicate glass manufacturer in Portland, Oregon. Established in 2000, Glass Alchemy is home to Boromax® rod, frit and tube as well as the customizable Tailor Made™ Tube. Glass Alchemy is the birthplace of the COE 33 Crayon and Sparkle colors and many other favorites. Committed to exploring and influencing the world of borosilicate glass by providing artists with the highest quality colored boro.
Nortel Glass: Conveniently located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (Scarborough) – just a minute off the 401 (Highway of Heroes) at the Markham Road / Hwy 48 exit, Nortel is your one-stop location for all your lampworking, torchworking or flameworking needs. Torches, kilns, concentrators, tools, glass – for soft glass or Boro.
Thompson enamels: Order off their website!