Looking for wholesale bead catalog to get your business started?
The following is a list of companies I've worked with when I started out. As your business grows and you attend more jewelry trade shows, you'll discover more sources to buy from and build relationships with.
Founded in 1999, Artbeads.com has grown into one of the top online providers of wholesale bead supplies. Their commitment to customer’s and market demands is what is making this company grow strongly.
Their wholesale bead supplies feature wholesale Swarovski beads, Swarovski crystal components, stone bead wholesale, wholesale sterling silver beads, and wholesale glass beads.
Not only do they carry beads for jewelry making ideas, but they also have wholesale jewelry findings, such as cast pewter frames for making photo collage pendants, filigree findings, steampunk style components, chandelier earring findings, and sterling silver jewelry findings.
For those of you looking for ideas on how to make bead jewelry, Artbeads.com features a section called “Getting Started,” which is an overview on jewelry making techniques mixed in with jewelry making ideas.
Be sure to check out their “promotions” and “weekly specials” for great deals such as cheap glass beads, and other wholesale bead supplies specials.
Shipwreck Beads: The catalog to go to iif you are seeking lots of seed beads, and all manner of Czech fire polished beads, pressed glass, and druks. And if you happen to need large quantities of these items, they have very competitive pricing at the mass and kilo levels.
Rings & Things: General all purpose supplier. They have a little bit of everything, especially in the chain and novelty charm department in a variety of finishes.
Halstead Beads: This company is great for various Swarovski, Czech, and Turkish crystals, basic sterling and 22k vermeil findings, and novelty sterling and 22k vermeil castings (such as chandelier earring components). Different pricing tiers are available depending on quantity purchased from their catalog. They also sponsor an annual “Jewelry Business Development Grant” for individuals interested in launching a “bridge” jewelry line on a national level.
They have three wholesale bead catalog that may be of interest to you: Findings & Beads, Packaging & Display, and Tools. Their metal stock prices are great if you buy in quantity, and their gemstone beads tend to be of better quality (and price). Some items are discounted when you buy in quantity. Their Packaging & Display catalogs are a great place to start when you are planning your jewelry branding strategy.
Rio Grande Jewelry Supply has everything from gift boxes and bags to jewelry display ideas, necklace busts, trays, and preprinted business cards. Some of their gift boxes are also available for hot stamping, meaning you are able to imprint your logo or business name for an additional fee. Their prices tend to be a bit higher, but their quality also tends to be a bit higher as well. Rio Grande also has a great return policy.
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads: This is a great wholesale bead catalog, as they have just about everything under the sun. They also feature an assortable pricing discount system, so you can shop across their website or catalog, and depending on the total quantity you buy, qualify for various discounts on your order. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has a great return policy as well.
The only drawback about them is that everyone and their mother orders from them.
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