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Anchor Hocking

Huge variety of glassware, stemware, vases, votives, storage jars and more at great prices. You do have to order a minimum of 25 cases (around 130-300 pieces) and will need to request their catalog.

Ohio – 877.643.9204



 A wholesale stained glass supply company glass bevels in assorted shapes, colours and sizes.

Illinois 888.622.2776


Bohemia Crystal USA

Manufacturers and distributors of crystal item including barware, candle holders, decanters, pitchers, stemware and specialty items.  Call or e-mail for a password which is needed to view their catalog.

Illinois – 877.614.7999


CIP Crystal

 Manufacturers of lead crystal, optic crystal and jade awards, trophies and paperweights.

California – 877.925.6000


CMA Distribution

 Major product line is resin figurines, stainless steel plates, medallions and ribbons.  However, they also carry some glass, marble and mirror products.

New York – 800.726.0242  


Craftsman Awards

 Specializing in the awards market.  This site can be annoying to navigate -- suggest you start here.

Texas – 800.238.3548


Crystal Blanc

Awards, trophies, gifts, drinkware, paperweights, vases, boxes, nameplates and desk items and more in glass and 24% lead crystal.

Kentucky – 999.283.0019


Firelight Glass

Manufacturers of unique glass oil candles and lamps.

Kentucky – 800.821.7112


Gazer Crystals

Carry the extensive Crystal Mint line of optic crystal awards, trophies and gifts.

California – 888.900.6468


Gia Usa      831.8452.8452

Specializing in a unique collection of vases, bowls, dishes and decanters.

Ohio – 216.831.8452


Glass By Design 831.8452.8452

Large selection of awards and trophies, bookends, picture frames, clocks, gifts and desk items.  Their specialty is in chipped edge products.

California - 888.358.8298



A unique collection of vases, bottles, jars and candle bowls. Many items not suitable for sandcarving but there are some unusual gems.

Texas - 800.573.4367



Manufacturers of beveled glass and mirrored plaques and awards.  Presentation boxes available for most items. Offers unique water jet cut glass in a variety of stock or custom shapes.

California - 909.677.4800


Marck & Associates

Great selection of ceramic coffee mugs with just about every style imaginable.  Also offer cookie jars, wide variety of stemware, bar glasses and beer mugs in glass and 24% lead crystal, jade and glass awards, beveled glass ornaments, picture frames and more. Good prices.

Ohio - 419.478.0900


Max International

Supplier of a wide variety of blank optical crystal awards, jade glass awards, trophies, clocks, paperweights, key chains and other gifts items. 

Oregon – 503.579.9804



Large collection of glass trophies, awards and much more.  These are broken down into four catalogs.  Starting at the low end and working toward the high end they are:

Glass Trophies which include clocks, paperweights, ornaments and crescent picture frames.

Crystal Edge Optic Crystal offering cubes, towers. paperweights, clocks, bases and presentation boxes.

Sperrin Crystal which are mostly diamond cut engraveable trophies, bowls, vases, sports balls, barware and desk items.. Bases and presentation boxes available.

Crystal Mint featuring unique glass pieces as well as high quality optical trophies, awards, clocks, paperweights, sports balls, globes, crescent picture frames, and desk items.

Minnesota - 800.643.1037



Stone and glass awards, optical crystal, desk sets, gifts picture frames, stemware, decanter and ice bucket sets, tumblers, a variety of beer mugs and pub glasses, ceramic coffee mugs.

California - 800.729.9478


S & N Novelties

Glass blocks, with precision-machined holes, which can be used as vases or candles holders.  Joe often has great sale prices so check with him to see when his next sale is: .

814.642.2629  or 866.922.265


Offers unique “Lumi-Night” night lights with 2 styles of engravable acrylic tops.  These lights feature digital color control producing a wave of rainbow colors. Also carries optic crystal glass in 5” x 7” x ½” and 3” x 4” x ¾” .  More sizes and other glass blanks will be coming soon, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, call Jim at the number below.

Ohio – 937.321.8183



Large selection of awards, trophies, ornaments and corporate gifts in 24% lead crystal, optical crystal, European crystal, jade, green and black marble.

California - 909.590.0668



Featuring a wide variety and good selection of glass, crystal, marble and wood products which include trophies, awards, paperweights, clocks, desk items, jewelry boxes, vases, reflection mirrors, plaques and picture frames.

California - 562.942.1075


How To Locate Cheap Float Glass

Below is an excerpt of an excellent post to the sandcarving forum, by Tom Eddleman, on locating float glass in your area:


“Everybody here has probably found good places to get glass locally, but what works for some doesn't work for others. Some of the glass houses will let you go through their glass dumpsters for scrap glass. Some of them will site insurance concerns to keep you out. All that you can do is ask. My local Ace Hardware for instance will give me glass and mirror just about every time that I go in there because it was miscut or odd sized. On the other hand the place where I buy most of my large pieces of glass won't let me near their scrap.

There are places like Big Lots,
Hudson's Salvage, and other discount stores that have mirrors and table tops that are really cheap if they're of a size that you can use.

Keep looking and asking in your area and you'll find the good ones.”


I might add that if you attempt the “dumpster diving” part of Tom’s post, a welcome addition to such an expedition is a Gopher Tool. I have found that this gadget can save you from falling headfirst into the dumpster as you dive for that irresistible piece at the bottom and will also prevent those red splatters which tend to decorate the glass as you enthusiastically drag it out. I think you can also get them at Lowe’s and/or Home Depot.








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