Shop small and get rewarded! Spend $ 10 at a small business on Amazon this weekend and get $ 10 in credit for your Prime Day purchases.
Itchy on Amazon Prime Day? Here’s a tip: You can save $ 10 during next week’s event (Jun 21, 12 p.m. PDT through Jun 22, 11:59 p.m. PDT) by shopping early. Through Sunday, June 20 at midnight, Amazon is offering members who spend $ 10 on products from select small businesses selling in the Amazon store with $ 10 credit to use on Prime Day (exclusions apply) .
However, you must be an Amazon Prime subscriber to access the offers.
Every year, Amazon’s Prime Day features thousands of deals on the site’s products, from electronics to books to art supplies. This year, the 48-hour event begins on Monday, June 21 at 12 p.m. PDT and ends on Tuesday, June 22 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. However, you must be an Amazon Prime subscriber to access the offers.
Amazon Prime costs $ 12.99 per month or $ 119 per year. Benefits include faster shipping on Amazon orders, discounts on Whole Foods, and access to Amazon’s streaming entertainment. You can also pick up a free 30-day trial of Prime here.
Click here to see all participating companies; Below are some of our favorites for art and craft supplies (we’ll be updating this page all weekend so check back often!):
*** NEW *** Brushes that are not tested on animals
The Princeton Artist Brush Company was founded over 25 years ago in the basement of Howard Kaufmans Princeton, New Jersey, and is still a family business. With a well-deserved reputation for quality products, it is best known for its premium synthetic brushes, including these Heritage series synthetic sable brushes for watercolor.
Recyclable gift packaging
Shop for quality cards, envelopes, and packaging at the one-stop paper shop, Note Card Café. The Note Card Café is operated by small Californian company Graphic Business Solutions and works with artists to produce unique designs that are expertly printed and packaged. We like its Kraft paper rolls, which come in a variety of colors and patterns.
High quality muslin
Whether for pattern production, photo backgrounds or painting canvases, a good piece of muslin should be clean, easy to uncrease and evenly woven. The muslin sold by AK-Trading Co., a two-decade-old family business in Chatsworth, California, ticks all of those boxes and more. It is made of 100 percent cotton, has a nice medium weight and is even provided with selvedges. Choose from unbleached, white or black.
DIY soap sets
The small family business Wild Herb Soap Co. is located in the high pine country of Heber-Overgaard, Arizona, and produces handcrafted self-care products such as lotions, balms and of course soaps. Although you can buy finished products, we are interested in their raw materials for making soap, from 100 percent natural beeswax pellets to large palm kernel flakes.
*** NEW *** Professional tools for metalworking
PMC Supplies, based in Upstate New York, is a supplier of tools to jewelry makers and metal workers from beginners to experts. They stock everything from professional specialty items like graphite crucibles to all-inclusive jewelry sets for beginners.
The family-run Fabric Empire has been creating unusual fabrics in all kinds of patterns since 1983. Think cow print velvet, Froot Loop colored and heavily textured synthetic shag, and rose colored embossed taffeta. In our book, this is the place to go for faux fur, which is sold by the meter and is soft enough to sleep on. Where else can you find the perfect rainbow-striped, long-pile gorilla imitation?
Frames and mats
Family-owned since 1999, The Display Guys is a great place to go to find exactly what you need to showcase your artwork, from photographs to prints. Frames come in black, white, gray, and bronze, wood, aluminum, and plastic, and come in a dozen sizes from 4 x 6 inches to 20 x 24 inches. They also sell passe-partout boxes, including bulk packs of acid-free, precision-cut boxes that make any piece of art look professionally put together.
Thermal transfer vinyl films
FireFly Craft, based in Cedar City, Utah, specializes in thermal transfer vinyl, which is sold on a roll or in convenient multi-colored bundles. There are tons of color options to choose from, including fluorescent lights; Most are compatible with cutting machines so you can easily track custom designs. We are fans of their flocked vinyl, which has a pleasantly soft, fluffy texture on its exposed side.
Premium modeling and ceramic material
Also in Utah, Artistic Industries is run by April Butterfield Simister and Michael Simister, who are expanding their ceramic supply business with their three children. (“A family that makes clay together stays together,” they said.) Get Laguna air-dried clay in a variety of colors, from an electric brown to a speckled buff.
Industrial quality bonding
Surebonder Adhesives began in 1968 as a supplier of eyelets and rivets to a single car repair shop in Wauconda, Illinois. In the meantime, the family business has specialized in another glueing tool: the glue gun. Its 60 watt cordless hot glue gun is a popular product that you should definitely try out. It heats up quickly, lies comfortably in the hand and comes with a stand that catches unwanted drops.
*** NEW *** Bright colors and pigments
If luminescence is your thing, Glomania USA sells glow-in-the-dark UV black light, as well as color-changing paints and pigments that are both visible during the day and invisible during the day. Shop for glowing art tools like blacklight poster paints and nail art kits at their store.
Adhesive, noticeable adhesive tape
These ribbons were designed by Hoopologie, a self-described DIY Hula Hoop Supply Company, and are used to decorate hula hoops, but honestly they would make some pretty great art materials too. The Boulder, Colorado store sells high-tensile and heat-resistant electrical tapes in wonderful colors such as royal purple, as well as truly beautiful decorative adhesive tapes with a pearlescent finish. Many ribbons change color depending on the viewing angle, adding extra pizzazz to your projects.
Multicolor Miyuki Rocailles
Colorado pearl dealer Rockin Beads has been selling pearls and other handicrafts for more than 10 years and remains one of the best places to find small pearls from Japanese pearl manufacturing company Miyuki. These coveted glass beads come in all shapes and sizes, from triangles to droplets to hexagons; All this and more can be found in the Rockin Beads Amazon shop in seductive colors like Bisque White, Picasso Canary Yellow and Amethyst Gold Luster.
*** NEW *** Sterling silver fittings
The Californian company Adabele specializes in high-quality jewelry accessories, including sterling silver fittings such as lobster clasps, jump rings and earring wires, as well as Swarovski and Preciosa crystal beads. Wholesale orders are welcome.
Super nice stamp
Rev up your game in ink and grab some postage stamps from SniggleSloth, a hobby store based in Gold River, California. While it sells buttons, stencils, and other charming knickknacks, it’s best known for its stamps, which are made of sturdy wood and deeply etched rubber. A foam pad in between ensures a pleasantly resilient pounding. While you can buy traditional, square postage stamps, the big ones with sloth faces are pretty cute desk accessories in our opinion. Most postage stamps come in multiple sizes.
*** NEW *** Bold pearls
Based in Santa Monica, California, The Bead Chest imports beads and handicrafts from Africa, Nepal and other parts of the world. For example, if you are looking for vintage Czech snake beads from Nigeria or vinyl beads from Ghana, you have come to the right place.
*** NEW *** Chipboard
Thunderbolt Paper stocks all types of paper, but we are particularly excited about their 5 x 7 inch kraft colored cards and envelopes and their range of particle board for crafting and bookbinding.
Peruvian alpaca wool
Alpaca Warehouse products travel from Peruvian artisans to the operations of the family-run brand in Gainesville, Florida, which originally started operations with a store directly in Lima. Now is the time to stock up on your yarn, which is available in different thicknesses and many colors. The handle thread is a bestseller and is available in attractive colors from pink to emerald green.