Welcome to The Bead Chest: African Beads, Glass & Wholesale Beads

Welcome to The Bead Chest!

If you are a designer or hobbyist who likes to create beautiful jewelry and accessories, we are your source for some of the finest handmade African beads, glass beads, and wholesale beading supplies. We are proud to offer an incredible selection of top quality, hand-picked beads that are imported directly from Africa. Finding beads that live up to your expected level of quality can be challenging, but we make it easy with our vast selection.

Beautiful African Beads

All of our beads are handcrafted and imported directly from Africa. African beads have a long and illustrious history for their beauty and quality. African beads and antique beads are used by many artists today to create unique designs that help their work stand out. We offer a wide variety of beads to complement any project, as well as wholesale beads for large quantity orders.

Beading Supplies & Glass Beads Wholesale

In order to create beautiful works of art, you need the finest quality materials. At The Bead Chest, our incredible selection of African beads and beading supplies are unique and beautiful - some of the best beads you'll find. Our vast selection of wholesale beads include bone beads, stone beads, and wooden beads that are hand selected to ensure quality.

We also offer an amazing selection of recycled glass beads and antique beads to choose from. Take some time to browse our site and see for yourself. If you're creative at heart and are looking for something to inspire your creativity – we're certain we will have something in stock for you.

Create Incredible Works of Art

At The Bead Chest, our inventory of beautiful African Beads and glass beads is constantly changing. We are always acquiring new inventory that is sure to impress and delight any artisan. Because we offer wholesale beads doesn't mean they're of an inferior quality. We take our time to hand pick every bead we have in stock to ensure quality and guarantee your satisfaction.

Because our incredible inventory is always changing, we invite you to join our mailing list – so you see every new item we offer and are among the first to take advantage of our specials and sales. If you have any questions please give us a call at 1-877-655-2323.

Latest blog posts

Recent articles:

Bead Green! Eco-Friendly Recycled Glass Beads
Learn about how to bead in an environmentally-friendly way by using our eco-friendly African recycled glass beads in your next project.

VIDEO: Recycled glass and Krobo beads on CNN Inside Africa
Watch this wonderful video report on African beads from Ghana produced by CNN's Inside Africa. The video shows how recycled glass beads and krobo beads are back in fashion among Ghanian youth.

Zula Trade Beads worn by Rihanna Sold by TheBeadChest
Buy African beads like those worn by Rihanna in the August 2010 issue of Seventeen Magazine for 90% of the price at The Bead Chest. Get yours now before we're sold out!