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.More About Us
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 love the Natural Horn Chunk Beads. They give my pieces a rustic and earthy look. The variations of beads allow for several different styles and pieces of jewelry...earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.
The items were exactly as they were described, the prices were pretty perfect and I can’t wait to shop again very soon! Side note: the shipping was exceptional!
These are so beautiful and such an amazing price point! I’ve ordered several things from this company and they are all amazing!
I purchased a nice selection of seaglass and driftwood color beads for my beachy home. Not only was the customer service outstanding, the shipping was so fast and the beads are GORGEOUS!!!
These beads are gorgeous & pretty much uniform in size. A beautiful watery ocean hue. This is my first order & my first recycled glass purchase & I was so inspired to create something beautiful. I made an ocean hued necklace with these beads & it came out gorgeous! I will definitely be back for more!
I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. This was my first time ordering from The Bead Chest and I'm 100% pleased. As an interior designer who sources product for clients I will continue to work with The Bead Chest without hesitation.
Loved the brass Filigree Beads I bought. I am always so pleased with everything I get from The Bead Chest. And the customer service is the icing on the cake!😊❤️
I love these beads for their rustic dark blue colors. Some have an iridescence and some are translucent, definately have an ancient relic vibe. One strand yielded a casual 5 strand bracelet. I can wear this artifact with most things, like a favorite pair of jeans.
I love these accent beads to use with turquoise and woods for vintage and ethnic designs. They polish up nicely, to add a classy, finished look. I will order more and might try oxidizing some as well.
I can’t say enough great things about The Beadchest. I was contacted within 30 minutes of placing my order to correct an issue with my address, and my order (which was aobut 10 strands of recycled glass beads, was shippped same day and received around noon the folllowing day without expedited shipping! I'd previously purchased a couple strands of the same beads locally and paid exactly twice the amount.... never again! I’ll be ordering from The Beadchest from here on out. Thank you for the outstanding customer service and beautiful reccled glass beads!
Out of all of the companies that I order from for my artwork the Bead Chest always:
• sends accurate orders
• has the most impeccable and fast service
• provides the highest quality product that supports the people of Ghana and Kenya, to Egypt and Morocco in their endeavor to make a living for their families.
I am proud to be a satisfied customer and will ALWAYs give anyone my highest recommendation to shop with them.