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I need quality wholesale lightweight acrylic beads in bulk lots. Not the ugly plastic beads you find at the craft store, but nice looking plastic beads. I would prefer they come strung on cord and not loose. But any kind will do as long as they look nice and are fairly cheap.
I'm making something for resale that will sell for under $5. I'm looking for all sizes from 12 mm on down to 2 mm. I have already looked on E-bay and gone into Shipwreck beads (a very large bead store). Most stores don't carry acrylic beads that look classy and if they do, they are pricey. Can anyone help?
By Cyinda from Seattle/Tacoma Area
etsy.com is a great website! You can buy or sell finished products. As well, there are many sellers that sell supplies. My daughter is currently making necklaces, earrings, etc., and she buys the beads, chain, closures, etc.
Try www.firemountainbeads.com I also make and sell lower priced jewelry items and I often find unbelievable sales on this website... they also offer discounts depending on the number of items you buy. I usually grab up clearance items whenever I can but their regular prices are the lowest I've found anywhere yet.
Enterpriseart.com is also a great bead store! I have purchased from for over 25 years! Good luck!
You might try Fire Mountain beads and Gems. Their customer service department is very helpful, they give great discounts, and shipping is incredibly cheap.
PS I think Shipwreck is way overpriced and their webiste is almost impossible to navigate efficiently!
Still looking for a bead wholesaler? I can offer you beautiful acrylic beads at fantastic prices and less costly than any of the recommended websites...have an overseas manufacturer! If interested, please contact me. email:ralphguarniero AT yahoo.com or (401) 447-4207 cell. Thanks and have a great day!
Kind Regards, Suzanne
P.S. Please include any pictures that may show what you're looking for.
I can supply you with any type of bead(s) for less than any of the recommended sites. I am a crafter that purchases in bulk and can pass on the savings to you for my surplus inventory.
FireMountaingems.com or 800-355-2137. They'll send you a catalog with quarterly updates and you can get weekly or monthly e-mails with sales. The catalog prices are good and the per price decreases the more you order. Warning, it's easy to spend more money than you had planned.
I agree with everyone who recommended firemountain.com.
I want to buy paper products for card making and scrap booking. I cannot find any wholesale dealers. I used to be able to buy in the New Orleans area from a paper making/selling factory, but cannot find anything in the Arkansas area or even on line.
I have just received my retail license in order to create a home based card/crafting business. In my former place of residence I had a wholesale paper company to purchase some of my goods. There is no such thing close by now and I don't know how to go about finding wholesale sites. Do any of you have suggestions. The sites I do find don't really have wholesale prices.
By Linda from Ashdown, AR