Wholesale Czech Beads & Beading Supplies Since 1970

Huge Selection of Sizes and Colors of Wholesale Czech beads . . .

We are a direct importer of many of most popular styles and sizes of wholesale Czech beads. We have a huge selection of sizes and colors – particularly rocailles (seed beads). We also offer an extensive line of beading kits and bead work instructional books and videos to help you in researching and completing your bead work projects.

Wholesale Bead Supplies 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 Czech, French, German or Japanese seed beads, to larger pony, bugle, crow or other necklace beads, to fancy trade beads, we offer variety in size and color to satisfy a broad demand for beads in the general crafts market.

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.

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.

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

Rise of Czech Glass Bead Manufacturers

By the end of the 17th century, Czech glass factories had achieved worldwide recognition when the Czechs became masters in the art of pressed glass. Later, toward the end of the 19th century, seed beads became a major production item, making Czech glass beads the most popular choice for beading projects. Their popularity was due to a greater color selection, and much greater uniformity in size and shape from that of the earlier Italian seed beads. This craft started as a cottage industry with the forest glass makers, becoming more important as Czech glass seed beads became more popular as worldwide trade item, and today the art of crafting Czech glass seed beads is done in a factory.

Today the Czech Republic is in the forefront of the world bead market and Czech glass seed beads have been the best selling and most affordable with the broadest range of color, size and finish for over 50 years. Czech glass seed beads exhibit superior quality, outstanding uniformity, and exceptional breadth of assortment, making them the perfect choice for any beading project!

The most common shape for the Czech glass seed bead is like that of a donut, while the fire polished beads are generally round in shape. Fire polished beads are available in other shapes, too: bicone, rondelle, roller, roundlet, pear and parachute. Czech glass seed beads come in a variety of colors and this richness of color is one of the well known trademarks of Czech glass seed beads. More on Bead History

Basic Bottom Line: At Crazy Crow, we know wholesale 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.

We value our dealer relationships!

We only sell to qualified, bonified dealers. We protect our dealer relationship with minimum initial orders, and verification of actual business activity. We aren’t trying to be nosy, we simply want to insure that we are not competing against our dealer network in an unfair manner. Contact us today about joining the thousands of dealers we sell to worldwide.

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.