Bugle Beads Wholesale

Offering Wholesale Bugle Beads & Supplies Since 1970

Wholesale bugle beads in 19 colors.

Bugle beads are small narrow tubes of cut glass, either cylindrical or twisted. Proportionally, they are always longer than they are thick, creating their tubular shape. Bugle Bead sizes vary in length from 1.5mm to 35mm. Though larger (longer) than their Seed Bead cousins, bugle beads belong to the Seed Bead family. As with glass seed beads, they are available in a wide variety of colors, coatings and finishes, providing unlimited options for the creative beading experience. Bugle Beads are used to great effect in bead embroidery, bead weaving, or on beaded fringes for lampshades and clothing. They can also be threaded into items of jewelry (Native Americans create beautiful earrings with them) or glued to fabric for decorative pieces or clothing. Bugle bead production dates back to the 1860s, when their primary use was the embellishment of evening dresses, handbags and other fashion accessories.

Offering Wholesale bugle Beads to the General Craft Market

Crazy Crow Trading Post has been in the wholesale and retail bead business since 1970. With a background in Native American culture as the impetus for the interest, we have catered to a niche market (big, global niche market) that uses these glass, metal, crystal beads primarily for American Indian and mountain man outfits. During this time, we have used larger and larger volumes of beads, directly importing many to meet the demand of the thousands of dealers we supply. From the smallest Pony, French, German or Japanese shell beads, to larger shell, venetian, crow or other necklace beads, to fancy venetian beads, we offer variety in size and color to satisfy a broad demand for beads in the general crafts market.

Looking for Qualified Dealers in Beads and Other Crafts

DEALER APPLICATION & MINIMUMS: Dealer catalogs and pricing is offered ONLY to those officially engaged in the business of reselling items offered by Crazy Crow Trading Post. To protect the integrity of our dealer network, we require that a Dealer Application be completed prior to our sending the dealer catalog and your first order. Minimum initial order is $250; minimum annual purchase requirement is $1,000. View & print dealer application

154 Page, Full-Color Wholesale Crafts Supply Catalog & Online Store

At present, our online store reflects only our retail prices. This will change in the near future, but for now, wholesale pricing is indicated separately in our 154 Page wholesale catalog. Approved dealers may order online, and will receive their wholesale pricing when invoiced. We also provide a toll-free order hotline (800-786-6210) that is available weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Central Time). We offer an extensive craft supply selection that includes: beads, beading supplies, jewelry findings, leather, fabric, feathers, fringes, shells, furs and more as part of over 8,000 item inventory.

Wholesale Beads of Glass, Metal, Crystal & Plastic

We offer wholesale beads of different materials to suit a variety of customer uses and budgets. Faceted necklace beads are offered in different shapes and sizes, and in crystal, firepolish, and imitation (plastic) firepolish. The popular “Crow” bead is likewise available in glass and plastic, numerous colors, and even countries of origin.

Basic Bottom Line: We know and enjoy beads!

We don’t just wholesale beads because they are an item to add to an inventory checklist. We know beads, their historical and contemporary uses, and enjoy them. We have published a number of books on the topic, and manufacture our own line of beading looms.

About Crazy Crow Trading Post

Crazy Crow Trading Post is a wholesale craft distributor, carrying a full line of arts & crafts supplies for retail stores, professional crafters, schools, and other non-profit organizations. We have been in business since 1970, and are committed to giving timely and courteous service to all our customers. Most in-stock orders will be shipped within 24 hours. We ship almost everywhere! For additional details on costs, fees, shipping methods, etc., view our International Orders & Shipping page.