Wholesale Seed Beads & Bead Craft Supplies Since 1970

Offering Wholesale Seed Beads to the General Craft Market

Crazy Crow Trading Post has been in the wholesale seed 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 pony 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.

Czech Seed Beads- French Old Time Beads- German Old Time Beads: We have them all!

Crazy Crow Trading Post is a direct importer of many of most popular styles and sizes of wholesale seed beads, including, Czechoslavakian seed beads, French old time seed beads and German glass old time seed beads. We have a huge selection of all the wholesale seed beads needed to create contemporary, traditional and historic Native American Indian and Mountain Man style beaded crafts, outfits and accessories. We also offer an extensive line of wholesale beading kits and bead work instructional books and videos to help you in researching and completing your bead work projects.

Czech Seed Beads: Still the most popular wholesale seed beads.

Wholesale Czech seed beads are preferred for bead work by American Indians for their uniformity of size, shape and wide color range. Czech seed beads have been in use since the early 20th century. We carry strung czech seed beads rather than loose as they are better quality, more uniform in size and easier to use, with fewer culls. Be sure to order enough background color to match as dye lots often vary slightly in color. Color variations are less noticeable in designs as they are in backgrounds.

“Old Time” French Seed Beads: Quality wholesale seed beads for all your projects.

Crazy Crow Trading Post offers a variety of wholesale seed beads to complete all your crafting projects. Our “Old Time” French seed beads are excellent reproductions of the delicate, soft, old colors used in the pre- 1940 beadwork of the Plains Plateau, Great Lakes & Woodland tribes. Although the Salvadori factory has closed, we still have a wide range of sizes and colors available in these wonderful old, wholesale seed beads. They can easily be mixed with our Old Time German, Old Stock Italian, & Czech seed beads in order to obtain the required colors for your wholesale seed beads projects. This was quite common in old work and many of today’s accomplished bead workers continue this tradition in order to obtain a more authentic look and to obtain the desired colors.

German “Old Time” Seed Beads: Superb quality wholesale seed beads for all your beading projects.

Our German “Old Time” seed beads are top quality wholesale seed beads made in the Czech Republic by an ethnic German firm. They are available in 4 sizes and 23 authentic, old time colors copied from old samples.

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.