When purchasing wholesale jewelry beads, you
must use care. You don’t want to end up with beads
that aren’t worth anything to you! Selecting beads
takes a lot of thought – we aren’t talking about
plastic beads that children use to make jewelry. We
are talking about quality beads used to make grown
Avoid cheap plastic beads. This may be suitable for
some pieces, but it isn’t very durable – or very
pretty. Instead, buy glass beads or Lucite beads.
These are not only durable, they are very shiny and
pretty. They do not have the ‘cloudy’ look of plastic
Inspect the beads for imperfections if possible.
Beads that are ‘lopsided’ won’t do. Beads that are
chipped, broken, or scratched are useless. Don’t
purchase these beads no matter how cheap they
Most jewelry wholesale beads are sold in bulk. In
this case, you probably won’t have the opportunity
to inspect the beads, so ask about the exchange
policy. Will you be able to exchange the beads that
are less than perfect? Depending on how the beads
are packaged and sold, and the policy of the
business selling the jewelry wholesale beads, this
may not be possible.