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harmony
07-15-2003, 01:09 AM
Can anyone here please give me the company websites to any of the major pastel companies, such as Rembrant, NuPastel etc, as I am unable to find them through a search engine. I am looking to buy a better set than what I currently have and would like to check out the details on the websites first. If you can help me with this I'd really appreciate it :)

jackiesimmonds
07-15-2003, 03:09 AM
I went to Google, typed in "rembrandt pastels" and immediately found a website which told me that the makers of Rembrandt pastels are TALENS:
http://www.talens.com/

You have to be persistent and think laterally when using search engines.

Don't know about Nupastel, but if you try the same thing, I am sure you will find the manufacturer.

Jackie

harmony
07-15-2003, 03:19 AM
That is so strange. I did the same thing with google and didnt come up with the manufacturers site. Just alot of other sites that sold them. But I did end up finding the NuPastels on the Sanford site but its so stupid as their consumer questions form asks for your details and won't accept mine as correct as australian postcodes and phone numbers dont have as many numbers. It lists australia in the country part but will not submit my enquiry and theres no other email address on the site. That was a little annoying.

Thankyou for you help though :)

Mo.
07-15-2003, 08:58 AM
Try Dick Blick or

http://www.dakotapastels.com/ (http://http://www.dakotapastels.com/)

Two good sites to browse for pastels.

Hope this helps.

Mo.

harmony
07-15-2003, 09:03 AM
Thankyou for those links Mo :D Do either of these actually have product information... such as the qualities/properties etc of the different brands? Never mind... I'll check it out lol

harmony
07-15-2003, 09:05 AM
Well thats very wierd. Every time I click on that second link the page comes up for a second then turns into this one :

http://enterthere.com.au/

Smudger
07-15-2003, 09:13 AM
try this one... http://www.dakotapastels.com/

harmony
07-15-2003, 09:14 AM
lol thanks for that smudger. Not sure what was going on but this one definately works :)

Smudger
07-15-2003, 09:16 AM
here's another... http://www.pearlpaint.com not sure wether they ship to Oz tho':D

Smudger
07-15-2003, 09:23 AM
Oh... and of course our very own Terry Ludwig

http://www.terryludwig.com/

harmony
07-15-2003, 09:27 AM
Thankyou very much for all those smudger. I shall be having a good look in the morning. :) I appreciate your help.

Craig Houghton
07-15-2003, 10:30 AM
I too recommend http://www.dakotapastels.com Check out the softness key which ranks the major players -- though bear in mind that the softness (and other properties) of individual sticks in each line varies (especially with sennelier *cough*).

Also, once you've researched a bit, try ebay. If you are persistent, you'll find some amazing pastel deals there. Just make sure your well-versed on the different sets and lines. I find that the best way to buy pastels on ebay is to look for the Newest of the Buy-It-Nows each day. By the time any auction makes it to the finish line the natural way, it's often much higher than those rare gems that show up at a moments notice with a crazy-low buy-it-now. I've spent about 200 for 800 dollars worth of pastels by now.

-Craig

bnoonan
07-15-2003, 10:54 AM
You may also want to try www.jerrysartarama.com

I think they were also having a sale.

Barb

harmony
07-15-2003, 08:42 PM
Thankyou both for those tips and recommendations. I'm still not too sure about buying off ebay. I dont have a credit card and that is the simpliest way to do so, but I do know someone that buys off their reguarlly and occassionally have a look in case I find a bargin she could get for me :)

Gayze
07-16-2003, 03:28 PM
Hi, Harmony,

Here's another:

http://www.winsornewton.com/

Have fun!

--Gayze

harmony
07-16-2003, 08:36 PM
Thankyou Gayze. I'll check it out. Everyones been a great help :)