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View Poll Results: Who do you think is the BEST glass vendor?
Arrow Springs 212 19.29%
CR & Loo, Inc 17 1.55%
Frantz Art Glass 404 36.76%
Howaco Glass 146 13.28%
islandglass!!! 88 8.01%
Jo-Del Glass 46 4.19%
LBSupplies 113 10.28%
Moretti and More 208 18.93%
Sundance Art Glass 37 3.37%
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Old 2006-11-13, 3:16am
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Default The BEST & the worst: Glass Suppliers

I'd like to know who you think is the BEST glass supplier from your own experience. Now, I know I haven't listed every single vendor, but I think these are the most competitive.

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Old 2006-11-13, 4:40am
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Wale is great and they ship quickly to the east coast.
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Howaco is the best! Quick shipping and she labels each color for thoes of us that can't just look and know what color it is.

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Lily at Hotbeadbox in melbourne Austrilia is the best! , but i like moretti and more the best in the US they only charge postage not extra for packing .
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Old 2006-11-13, 5:25am
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I bought hundreds of dollars worth of glass a few months ago. Just getting started. I ordered from Moretti and More and the service was awesome!!!!
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Bridgetown for BE.

Sungirl (Deonne) on ebay for Moretti.
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Old 2006-11-13, 5:35am
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My vote is Artglass House, OR Frantz. I also like Flametree Glass!!!! gosh it is so hard to make up my mind. They are all good to me with fair pricing and fast service.
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I love JamiLynn at Howaco! If she carried Lauscha, I'd never order anywhere else!
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Islandglass and Moretti and More are the same person - Bill and Donelle Thorton.

One of my faves, Galaxy Glass, isn't on the poll.
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Old 2006-11-13, 6:15am
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My favorite suppliers aren't on your list: Caliente Glass and Val Cox.
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Old 2006-11-13, 6:19am
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I buy most of my glass from Jim and Rose at Blue Moon.
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Blue Moon is wonderful!! I found them the last time I was going through Austin (lived there 20 years). LOL, they STILL haven't gotten the incense smell out from when that store was Celebrations
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It has mellowed out a bit since they got in there but man, it was intense before they got in there!!
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Hey, ya gotta add MountainGlassArts to your list, because they are awesome! When I was looking to get started last fall, Chris practically held my hand over the phone for almost 3 months before I ordered everything at Christmas time! He suggested the best book to get me started, then answered questions off and on for a couple of months while I was saving the money to buy torch, kiln, glass, etc. When I finally got everything set up in February, then he had to start answering glass questions They are super nice! I can ask them about what color the orange actually is this time, and they'll go look and describe it. Just can't say enough about how helpful and pleasant they are!

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You forgot to add FLAME TREE GLASS, they are excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have only ordered from Frantz once, and they were very easy to work with.

I found Ed Hoy http://www.edhoy.com/ and they have been wonderful to me. I order from them the most. Everyonce and a while I'll order fusing materials from a couple of other vendors.

This is one: http://www.aaproducts.com/
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If I could, I would add Val Cox, Gail Joseph, Caliente, Glassdaddy, and Galaxy Glass (Deonne on Ebay). They're all top notch. Some of the larger sellers could learn a thing or two from them!
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I had a great experience at Jodel this summer. Monique was extremly kind and her daughter bent over backwards to help me! I didn't know that it is not a store but a home with the top floor dedicated to incredible amounts of beautiful glass! She even offered to let me try some new glass she had just received and gifted me with a wonderful rare orange. On top of that, she let my kids swim in her pool and gave me an iced coffee!!
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If I could, I would add Val Cox, Gail Joseph, Caliente, Glassdaddy, and Galaxy Glass (Deonne on Ebay). They're all top notch. Some of the larger sellers could learn a thing or two from them!
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I really like JameyLynn of howacoglass.com. Always fast, clean, labeled, and packed well. Great service!
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Old 2006-11-13, 7:30am
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Almost 100% of the smaller glass suppliers are FANTASTIC. I only wish they were more competitively priced! I buy a lot of glass and I always look for the best deal possible and unfortunately the smaller vendors just can’t compete. I do give them my business for specialty glass – like Lauscha (GlassDaddy) and Double Helix for their unique glass.

Islandglass!! and Moretti & More are the same? Darn! I should have checked that before I made the poll. Sorry about that, people!

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I just love JameyLynn at Howaco....I agree whole heartedly with Deb.


Personal service, patient with long orders, tries to find things on request, ALWAYS friendly and professional. What really sold me was that she is very fair with her shipping charges. I cannot say this of others I have ordered from.
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I love JamiLynn at Howaco! If she carried Lauscha, I'd never order anywhere else!

I think she told me a while back that she's working on that.
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If howaco, had vetro, the oddlots and Lauscha I'd definately never go elsewhere. <sigh> guess one can't have everything.
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My vote is off the poll too. I really like Generations Glass and Olympic color. Both sites are easy to use and customer service is great. Usually they have a sale on color too! Lori
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I'm glad that you all are mentioning OTHER vendors than the ones on my poll. There are several that you've mentioned that I've never heard of before. So, thanks! I'll go check 'em out!!

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I love, love, love LBSupply. Jon is so very helpful and speedy with shipments, not to mention the free glass, mandrels and chances to win more glass. I never feel like he's trying to sell me something, but just getting me what I want and/or need. He's also saved me money by giving me his expert opinions on items I planned on purchasing, but offering alternatives or letting me know the downfalls of those items.

I have also had great experiences with Island Glass/Moretti and More -- wish I could have voted for more than one. I used them when I first started because they were on ebay and that's where my first searches began. They were speedy, shipments were packed well and they have good prices.

I haven't had good experiences with one other vendor to date, but will post that in the Bathroom.
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I'm not going to vote because I've never had a bad experience with any of the vendors.
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Howaco is the best! Quick shipping and she labels each color for thoes of us that can't just look and know what color it is.

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Wow, I wish all the suppliers did that. Sometimes the colors are just so darn close, I'm not sure which I'm using/used if it's on the table and not in the storage container. I've even thought of making my own stickers when I get glass delivered just so I don't have to guess. Also, if it's Lauscha, Vetrafond or Morette/Effetre -- I can't tell from one manufacturer to the other what I'm using. At this point they aren't even separated in my bins. Hope that doesn't hurt me later on when I start making better looking beads with all the pretty colors I've acquired.
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