Hi I am based in the UK and just wonder does anyone on here know anything about the heavy metal seed beads . I believe that they are manufactured in the USA but all my google searches have drawn a blank . I am wanting them for a project but because of import taxes etc I am probably looking for a wholesale supplier who is willing to ship internationally .
Thanks in advance
The original supplier of the "Heavy Metal" seed beads has sold that brand to The Bead Parlor. They are in the US, so you will have to contact them about overseas shipping, but they do sell wholesale for quantities over 1/4 kilo.
If you don't need that exact brand, I know that both Miyuki and Toho have a line of Permanent Finish seed beads which can be found at many stores in the UK. Just do a Google search for them.
Just ask if you need more help.
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Thanks for that , Ive already got prices from The Bead Parlour , but after our taxes have been added they are prohibitively expensive . I was under the impression that maybe The Beadsmith Company had something similar , I emailed various wholesalers but none of them have responded . Short of robbing a bank and flying over with a suitcase Im a little bit at a loss .
This is Diane from The Bead Parlor. We still sell our beads online, mainly at our Etsy store: BeadParlorBeads - http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadParlorBeads. I just happened upon this link, so you may have already discovered that The Beadsmith (Helby Imports) carries metal seed beads now! They only sell to retailers though, so I'm not sure that helps you out. If that doesn't work out, we do offer significant discounts for bulk purchases of at least 1/4 kilo which might help make it worth the extra shipping expense! Hope this info helps you out :)
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The Crystal Phoenix in the UK is a BeadSmith distributor. Ask and they can get them for you.
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