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Everyone knows how easy it is to find off-shore suppliers of cheap artists’ materials on the internet. In an effort to support and strengthen superior Canadian businesses, we recommend and encourage you to purchase all your beadmaking equipment, glass rods, torches, and tools from the following companies:



The Beading Room

Your Canadian Online Bead Store!

Right here in Nova Scotia!


All the jewelry findings and beads you would ever need for your projects.


Tell Holly that Cranberry sent you!

The Glass Shoppe Studio

It's all about Handmade Glass Beads: Make - Learn - Buy

The Shoppe carries 4 types of 104COE glass, tools, supplies, publications, large hole findings and lots more. 


Located in Ottawa, Grace and The Glass Shoppe make a special effort to come to Nova Scotia for the Maritime Bead Festival and to take care of her East Coast customers personally!



Nortel Manufacturing Ltd

Home of the Minor & Major bench burners!

Established in 1967, Nortel Manufacturing Limited has revolutionized the way people work with fire. From flexible hand torches to bench-mounted burners with real power — Nortel knows how to turn up the heat. And, as working with glass is a natural extension of that burning desire — they carry all the tools you need to flame-work glass, from kilns to oxygen concentrators to the glass itself.

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