Seed beads have been a staple of bead artisans since the Venetians began to manufacture them for export in the 1400s. They were used all over the world, from European artists creating intricate beaded purses to African tribes crafting intricate beaded crowns and other royal adornments. Today the majority of seed beads are made in the Czech Republic and Japan, and with thousands of different colors and finishes, they are still a staple for bead artists today.
We currently stock ½ hanks (6 strand bundles) of Czech seed beads in sizes 11 and 8. We also have size 6 seed beads (pony beads) by the gram. Call for current stock.
We carry an extensive collection of wood and bone beads and pendants, including handmade wood pendants by Jon Harwood. We also stock many colors of wooden crow beads, which are perfect for hemp/macramé and other multi-strand projects.
If you need a clasp to hook it, some metal beads to space it or an earwire to wear it, we have it!
Base Metal (silver/gold plated): For beaders on a budget, we’re happy to offer high quality base metal and pewter beads and findings. We have a wide array of clasps, earwires, beads and other odds and ends for whatever project you’re working on.
Sterling Silver/Goldfilled: We have a sizeable collection of fine metals. We carry both .925 sterling silver and goldfilled beads and findings, as well as bali and thai silver beads and findings. We also have a variety of sterling and goldfilled by-the-foot items, like wire and chain.
14kt. Gold: We have a small stock of 14kt. Gold items. We currently have in stock 14kt. Gold clasps, headpins and earwires.
Copper: We have a selection of copper beads and findings, including copper bali-style beads.
We carry a wide variety of tools to help you get the job done! Our current stock includes crimping tools, cutters, round and chain nose pliers, Soft Flex and Beadalon stainless steel beading wire, craft wire, English beading needles, nymo and fireline threads, and much, much more.