Origin and Manufacture of Wholesale Beads

Wholesale beads sales is common all over the world but are most commonly sold in Asian countries such as Thailand, Bhutan, China, Philippines, Japan and many more. But the main production of those beads comes from India. Beads are part of the culture of the people of most countries in Asia and India has a variety of cultures that vary from place to place which involve a dress code that includes a lot of beads. A variety of beads are worn for a variety of occasions. The availability and manufacture of the happen within the respective countries themselves.

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Origin of Materials

Beads can be made of many different varieties of materials. The earliest beads were made of a different variety of natural materials which, after they were collected, could be readily drilled and shaped. As humans became capable of obtaining and working with more different materials, those materials were added to the range of available substances. More recently, synthetic materials were added. In modern manufacturing, the most common bead materials are wood, plastic, glass, metal and stone. These beads are still made from many naturally occurring materials, both organic and inorganic materials.


Modern mass-produced beads are generally shaped by carving or casting, depending on the material and desired effect. In some cases, more specialized metalworking or glass working technique can be used, or a different combination of many techniques and materials may be used such as in cloisonné. Most glass beads are pressed glass, mass-produced by preparing a molten batch of glass of the desired colour and pouring it into different types of moulds to form the required shape that we expect. This is also true t for most plastic beads.

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Types of Wholesale Beads

  • Round: this is the most common shape of beads that are strung on wire to create necklaces and different types of bracelets.
  • Square or cubed: square beads can be to enhance a necklace which can have a design such as a spacer however a necklace can be strung with just using square beads.
  • Oval Tube: Today these beads are commonly made of the bison’s and water buffalo’s bones and are most popular for breastplates and chokers among the Plains Indians. Variations of these beads are made from the animals’ horns.
  • Seed beads: Seed beads are uniformly shaped spheroidal or tube shaped beads ranging in size from under a millimetre to several millimetres.

Wholesale beads  manufactures manufacture the  beads  which happen mostly in metropolitan cities such as Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Cochin. History of use of beads in different cultures arounds the world has been found dating back to 75000 B.C.


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