I am very interested in purchasing bead in bulk, can you please
share this info with all of us ?
It would help to know what geographic area you are in. I feel that
the best way to buy beads is to pick them by hand. If you are in the
Northeastern US, there are many good dealers in New York City and
there are also shows. I would recommend that you apply for a resale
license from your state so you can be a qualified wholesale buyer (I
am assuming that you intend to resell, since you state that you would
like to buy in bulk). There are usually "minimums" (dollar amounts
that have to be met in order to qualify for the best price). I
apologize if I am being redundant, but I'm not sure from your post if
you have much buying experience.
If you are near New York city here are a few places I go: Oriental
Gemco for nicer quality semiprecious beads, Wondersources for more
economically priced items and some special beads, and Dikra Gem for
one-of-a-kind cabochons. On recent suggestion, I am trying TAJ
Company on my next trip (I hope it warms up soon). All of these can
be found by googling the company name. There are many other dealers,
but I can't speak from experience on them.
If you are looking for shows, try looking for ads in magazines like
Lapidary Journal. I don't know more though, I don't go to a lot of
Best of luck,