Buying Beads Wholesale
Do you enjoy making jewelry and accessories with beads? This could be your chance to make some extra income by selling your creations. People are always looking for unique gifts to give to family and friends.
If you are looking to expand your hobby into a business, you will need a source for your beads and beading supplies. You will also want to get the most for your money; one way of doing this is to buy your beads from a wholesale supplier.
There are hundreds of wholesale bead suppliers online. Just go to your favorite search engine and type in "wholesale beads" you will be surprised at all the choices that you have. To get the best possible deals you should do a little research and ask your fellow jewelry makers where they shop for their beads.
There are even online communities and forums for beading enthusiasts. You could ask these members to refer you to some reputable bead shops that sell wholesale beads. Visit these sites and decide for yourself. Some wholesale bead stores have strict policies about selling their products only to customers that actually own a business. they may even ask you for documents to prove that you actually have a business.
When buying your beads wholesale always aim for quality and be market driven: listen and react to your customer's needs. Consider variety and the need to have interesting, unique beads as well as the usual standards. Search and compare prices and selections to as many wholesale bead stores as possible.
There are several categories of beads that are popular with wholesale bead suppliers. Here are some of the favorites to look for.
• Bali Silver Beads
The island of Bali in Indonesia is renowned for its fine silver jewelry. The silver jewelry of Bali is unique due to a technique called granulation. The Bali jewelers use small balls of silver arranged in patterns on a silver background to achieve their unique silver beads. They come in small or large toggles, chains, caps, cones, and spacers.
• Copper Beads
Copper is one of the oldest metals used to make jewelry, wholesale bead shops usually have a good selection to choose from.
• Semi Precious Stones and Beads
Some of the more popular materials include amethyst, turquoise, lapis, tourmaline, opal, quartz, and malachite.
• Wood Beads
For those who like an organic look and feel, wood beads are an ideal choice.
• Shell Beads
The oldest known jewelry dating back 100,000 years or more was made using shells. You can buy a large variety of wholesale shell beads online. Black mother of pearl is very popular.
• Czech Glass beads
The use of glass beads in jewelry dates back to ancient times (Egyptian, Roman). Today the Czech Republic in the Bohemia region manufactures some of the most popular glass beads.