Who We Are
The Bead Chest works with developing communities throughout Africa to bring you some of the most beautiful, handmade beading treasures in the world. All items that we source direct are fair trade. Our unique business model enables us to support creative jewelry designers with quality beading supplies, while supporting developing communities at the same time.Browse Catalog
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Welcome to The Bead Chest: African Beads, Glass & Wholesale Beads
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 wooden 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 african 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.
I was pleased with the quality of the beads I received as well as as the timely service!
Just what I was looking for and a good price. Will be ordering more!
you truly have the most beautiful treasures ! Thank you.
Absolutely perfect beads and at a price you cannot beat. I will definitely be coming back again.
As expected! Would order again!
These beads were nice and smooth, not symmetrical but that's what I like about them, color is vibrant. I would purchase more.
Blue Wave Marine Recycled Glass Beads (14mm)
I was very please with the Kente Krobo Beads
Orange Recycled Glass Beads (18mm)
Love the quality of all your beads!
Beads are just as pictured and a great price ! I’m happy to have found such a great outlet for beads and excellent customer service. Ty will always check here first ☝️
These beads are beautiful and I received my order very quick. I’m looking forward to working with them.
Love the African glass beads I received! Will order more!
I so enjoy this beautiful, authentic bracelet! It’s a great pop of color at my wrist. I wear it often.
Just what I wanted!! The color is perfect! Love the larger size!!
I’m gonna go for a 5 star review from beads to customer service. Reasonable prices Neto mention just as pictured
I love the matte finish look on these beads. I have several different sizes & colors. They are great for my crochet necklaces. I get so many compliments on them. I love the bead chest. Shipping is fast. Such a great variety of beads & pendants. I purchase from here often.
I ordered these beads to complete a mood board I was working on. My timeline was short so I called customer service to make sure I would receive the order in time. The CS suggested that I use the rush shipping option, which I did, and the order arrived exactly when he said it would. The beads themselves, I also ordered 2 other blues, are fabulous! They are of a better quality than I expected and the colors were perfect.
This was my first order and it won’t be my last!! Beautiful beads with so many possibilities and fast service too!!
These are a beautiful soft gray, and lovely quality!
Love the quality of the beads and the service! I will order again!
Translucent Blue Java Glass Donut Beads (6mm)
These gorgeous beads are exactly what I was looking for. I love how the light reflects through them and their color is simply yummy!
The beads were more than great, very happy with them, for the quality & price !
5 plus stars !!!
The products are very nice and service was fast and excellent. In case you don't realize, the length of the bead strand includes all of the string, not only the string covered by beads.
Beautiful color and quality
These are really nice. They easily compliment many other colors and patterns. A really good value-a lot of beads on the string. The holes are large, which is nice. with large holes. Highly recommend
Great beads! Love the quality and fast turn around!
Second time I purchased these beads. They don’t disappoint!
Loved them! Awesome quality! Will order again!
Beautiful beads, and fast delivery!
These copper barrels are perfect for my line of recycled bead jewelry. I’m glad I ordered a lot!
Their beads are always beautiful and of high quality!
These beads arrived in excellent quality and are a pleasure to work with. I am sure I will be ordering more in the future.