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.
Just as pictured, I had some issues with delivery and the customer service was incredible! I highly recommend purchasing from this company.
I love the beads. They are stunning when the sun shines through them. They arrived quickly.
Love my beads- they bring a certain calm to the house now that we’re home nesting. Got great service as well.
The coral beads I ordered look very good. Can’t wait to use them.
So excited to get these. I can't wait to use these in my jewelry making soon!!
These roman glass beads were beautiful. I will definitely reorder.
Beautiful! I love the shape and the bead adds style and freshness to my jewelry!
Beautiful, going to order more !!
Ohmygosh I've made the most stunning bracelets with these beads. I'm never disappointed when ordering beads from The Bead Chest!!
I just love the look of these beads!
Beautiful color. Love the Bead Chest!
It’s for a gift but waiting for some beads from another source
Tiny, yet distinctive and sparkly.
I ordered these copper heishi beads to compliment my magnetic jewelry and they were excellent quality. Each bead is unique. I will return when I need to restock!
Red & White Fused Recycled Glass Beads (14mm)
Love love love!
Great quality and beautiful beads! Love them
They call them Christmas beads, but I say they are anytime beads. They will make a beautiful necklace. Great service; quick shipping.
The brass OM charms was very nice good quality
Beautiful beads, different from all others
Unique, very pretty color, can’t wait to make necklaces with these beads. Great service.
I was totally happy with my purchase. Easy transaction, communication was great and I was completely happy with the purchase. Great prices, great quality. Will be coming back for more.
So cool and different. Love the size. 🖤
I love the irregularity, and the large hole works well with leather. The beads have a lovely, dull sheen.
I never received those beads
I made 7 bracelets. Shipped 2 in the mail to my daughter and gave one to my wife. The rest are for me.
I was happy with these beads. They were just what I was hoping for, very uniform.
Great beads and fast delivery! I will continue to order from the bead chest. Thank you
These are very pretty and I am pleased. Plan to crochet a necklace and add these small beads in every third stitch. Hope to also make a bracelet to match.
Thank you for a good mixture of beads at a very fair price.
Love the beads
Love all the beads and these pendants I just got! Quality and great delivery!
Gives my creations the pop they need. Hope to see more colors soon.
works great for "hippie" beads
I am in love with the color of these beads. I am new to all this and I feel like a kid in a candy store. I can’t wait to start my project’s with these beautiful beads.
Always a pleasure