Sterling Silver Beads & More
Beading components for professionals since 1973
We sell all kinds of jewelry design materials for the bench and the studio; but, our roots are in beading from the hippie days of American craft. Nowadays, we focus primarily on gold-filled and sterling silver beads in our wholesale beads collection. If you’ve been wondering where to buy beads online, you found us!
Our collection includes unique beads as well as other popular basic beads and findings for jewelry making. You’ll find large, Bali style beads for focals along with heishe spacers and smooth rounds for accents, and many other styles. Browse our wholesale beads by category and use the filter navigation options to shop by material and finish.
Bead caps can be used to highlight your beads or to cover bead holes, or both. They can be lightweight, machine-made findings or fancy, cast styles. They fit over the ends of beads like little hats, so you’ll want to choose a size that is complementary for the beads you’re stringing.
For jewelry makers who usually buy beading kits, it may be intimidating to start purchasing wholesale beads and supplies. We have advice for you in our article Moving Past Jewelry Kits: How to Buy Supplies. The best place to start is by sketching out your design. Take some time with our beading supplies online so you can see what’s available. Make note of product numbers as you plan. List everything from beads, to stringing material to crimp beads as if you are building your own kit.
Shop our top categories for beaders and get started on your next creation!
Browse our selection of beads of all shapes and sizes.Shop Now
Finish your beaded jewelry off with a quality crimp.Shop Now
Browse our selection of beading wire to start your next jewelry piece.Shop Now
Toggles are a practical and decorative choice to finish beaded jewelry.Shop Now
Always use the largest bead stringing material that will fit through your bead holes. This will prevent abrasion, which can cause breakage on your strands. To make it easier to determine, the product detail pages for our wholesale beads always list the internal diameter of the bead hole.
If you’re using bead stringing wire to create a beaded necklace or bracelet, remember to compare the diameter of the wire to the internal diameter of the crimp beads. You will often be passing the wire twice through the crimp, such as when you attach a clasp.
You’ll want your beaded jewelry to last as long as possible and stay looking good for years to come. Encourage your customers to remove their beaded jewelry when swimming, showering or sleeping. And, always put it on after using products like lotion, perfume and hairspray.
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