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The journey to creating the best premium jewelry-making supplies

Welcome to BeadTec

Allie and Nathan, at the ages of 22 and 23, embarked on their journey by opening their first bead store in a small town nestled in the Appalachian mountains of Western Maryland. Their goal was to share their passion for jewelry-making with the local community. However, they soon encountered a common challenge faced by many brick-and-mortar stores - relying on big box arts and craft store distributors for product distribution. Unfortunately, some of these distributors gained a notorious reputation for copying designs from customers and creators worldwide, producing inferior replicas.

After establishing a dozen bead stores across the United States and launching an incredibly popular YouTube DIY Jewelry-Making channel, the young couple grew weary of the distributors' bullying tactics. Determined to create a positive change, Allie and Nathan traveled to factories worldwide. They collaborated with both factories and small artisans to develop superior products, pouring their life savings and taking on debt to kickstart their bead and findings production.

Thus, BeadTec was born. Today, BeadTec proudly manufactures a range of top-notch products, including the finest beading thread (DragonThread), premium craft boards (BeadOnIt), exceptional beads and kits (PotomacBeads), and exquisite clasps (Claspgarten). Additionally, they offer an extensive selection of storage options, tools, assortments, cables, wires, and findings. Brick-and-mortar retailers can now access these premium brands for their stores without worrying about the influx of Chinese sellers on platforms like Amazon and Etsy.

If you're a brick-and-mortar store owner, we cordially invite you to enhance your product selection by incorporating BeadTec brands. Simply complete the wholesale application process.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for contributing to BeadTec's growth and success as the underdog in the beading industry, striving to produce superior products compared to the dominating giants of the field. We remain dedicated to crafting the finest premium products for discerning creators like you!

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    At BeadTec, we are committed to providing the best customer service and support. Our team of experts is available to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the help you need to complete your projects with confidence.

    Thank you for choosing BeadTec. We look forward to helping you bring your beading projects or beading business to life.😊

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