Supplier Spotlight: French General

originally posted 05/28/2009

If you’re into crafting or decorating with a French flair, you must check out French General. This is one of my favorite websites, and it’s very easy to spend a couple of hours browsing through all of the vintage and vintage-style goodies they have. There’s a fabulous notions section where you’ll find a wide array of items including beads, threads, feathers, sequins, buttons, chain, clasps and other jewelry–making supplies. Everything is categorized and most of the item descriptions will give you an idea of how old the items are and where they’re from. I’ve ordered beading supplies from French General before and have not been disappointed. Even their packaging is great. The beads come in these wonderful little tins that are jam packed with supplies.

If you’re looking to start collecting vintage beads, I would recommend the notion kits to start your collection. They’re categorized by color or theme and you get a good variety of beads. They come in a large square tin that houses 20 small round tins filled with wonderful vintage beads.

Beads aren’t the only thing you can find at French General. They carry jewelry kits (there’s even a jewelry kit club you can join), paper and stationary products, textiles, home goods and even bath and body products. So my suggestion is to grab a snack, a cup of tea or coffee { or a martini or two }, and plan to spend a bit of time perusing French General’s website. You surely will not be disappointed.

Happy Crafting!