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John Bead Corporation
Canada's Largest Bead Importer
Since 1954 

John Bead was established in 1954 by Fritz John, who desire was to introduce the quality and timeless elegance of Czech crystal culture into the world of western DIY crafts and design.

Today, John Bead is an industry leader in providing wholesale and distribution of all ranges of quality supplies for DIY jewellery; from beginners to professionals. We are able to supply the most unique beads, components, tools, and stringing materials from around the world.

We also represent top quality brands such as; Swarovski, Preciosa, Miyuki, and more… Our passion for giving our DIY customers that extra edge has led us to create two brands; Dazzle-It™ - "Make it Shine!" for the crafty beader and Metal complex ™ -"Be Your Own Manufacture" for the one who wants to make jewellery that looks as if it came from a professional designer.

John Bead stocks over 60,000 products at our 100,000 sq. ft. showroom and distribution Center. We ship daily around the world and our knowledgeable and friendly staff is here to assist with all of your needs. Visit us to discover what makes John Bead outshine the rest.

John Bead's solar panels

John Bead has been has made a commitment to take part in the application of solar power; a clean, sustainable form of energy.

Our customers have always known us to be a family oriented company. To better care for our future generations as well as the environment, we've invested in a massive space for solar Paneling. Now we're not only reducing our carbon footprint; we're giving green energy back to the community as a way of saying "Thank you", and helping initiate a responsible energy uses movement

Facts about our Responsible Energy Initiative

  • We have over 1,200 Solar Panels
  • Generating 356,186 kilowatts per hour in one full year
  •      The equivalent to power 30 Homes per year
  • In total, offsetting CO2 emissions by a whopping 800 tons per year
    John Bead Building Dazzle-it
    Preciosa Metal Complex
    Swarovski Sofflex
    Seed Bead Unicorne
    Tierra Cast
    Stringing Material  

    Preciosa Ornela


    Joe Sasi Henri Sharmin Chad Dorthe Amanda Jenny Donna Denise Devi Jason Chiao-Ling Prabu Naomi Lynda Linda Hardei Aro Bob Irene Erwin Esther Shane Thanh Bibi Sandra Laura Connie Jeff Ganish Mike Tina Zum John Bead staff - summer 2012