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.