Wholesale Pony Beads & Beading Supplies Since 1970

Large selection of wholesale pony beads & related beading supplies.

Crazy Crow Trading Post has been providing wholesale pony beads and other type beads 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.

Strung and Loose Wholesale Pony Beads

Beads in the early fur trade were an important commodity because they were in great demand and easily packed and transported. Pony beads were first introduced to Indians by French explorers in the early 17th Century and were immediately popular and well suited for use in decorating Indian garments. Great for early period beadwork, necklaces, and other ornaments. Basically a large seed bead, pony beads were introduced to the Native American trade before seed beads. Some sources say these beads got their name because they were transported by traders on ponies (but other sources dispute this). Pony beads are typically found in sizes 5/0 and 8/0. The 8/0 is the most commonly used size, for the same purposes as seed beads but the work is obviously not as fine

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

Wholesale Beads of Glass, Metal, Crystal & Plastic

In addition to wholesale pony beads, we 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: 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.