Offering a tremendous selection of wholesale venetian beads & related beading supplies.
During the era of exploration, beads were a major trade item used as a currency in dealing with native peoples in newly discovered lands. Different peoples and regions favored different tastes in bead types, shapes, and colors. This as a natural part of supply and demand led to the diversification of bead manufacturing. Then as today, it’s about offering what the customer wants. For you, it will be to satisfy the person wanting to make seed bead earrings, or a Venetian glass bead necklace. For traders to Africa hundreds of years ago, it was “African Trade Beads”. For Spanish explorers of North America, it may have been chevron trade beads (carried first by De Soto), and later a variety of seed beads that would transform the way Native Americans decorated their clothing and other objects of importance.
Beads made of glass, metal, and a variety of other materials have been produced in various forms dating back thousands of years. In more recent times, Italy, particularly Venice was the center of the bead manufacture and trade industry and “universe”. While other manufacturing hotspots, such as Czechoslavakia (Bohemia), China, and others have followed, one thing has remained constant – a broad and growing interest in beads.
Offering Wholesale Venetian Beads to the General Craft Market
Crazy Crow Trading Post has been in the wholesale 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, crow beads or other necklace beads, to fancy venetian trade beads, we offer variety in size and color to satisfy a broad demand for beads in the general crafts and jewelry market.
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 crafts 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.
Looking for Qualified Dealers in Beads & Related 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