It's All About The Beads...!
I created Cat House Beads on Etsy in memory of my 93-year-old Dad who passed away. During our time together he accumulated a bunch of cats ; he also, during his illness, wanted me to get back to what he knew I truly enjoyed - selling my beads!
I got started selling beads purely by accident in 2001 after a craft liquidator encouraged me to visit York Beads in NYC to see what beads were really all about.
I was extremely fortunate in that I started out sourcing the best in quality beads by NYC bead suppliers which, not only did they know their bead stuff but had decades of experience and also understood that Quality Bead Basics are the foundation for any beaded jewelry designs.
Czech Glass beads are a mainstay in the beaded jewelry world; Fire Polished Faceted Rounds in various sizes and finishes https://www.etsy.com/listing/509253572/czech-glass-fire-polished-faceted-round, Czech Glass Druk Pressed Beads in sizes ranging from 3mm -
Czech Glass Vintage beads which are teriffic for period costume desings, vintage jewelry design, and vintage bead embellishing https://www.etsy.com/listing/525836493/vintage-czech-glass-beads-two-hole-sew
100% Silk Cord Thread, whether it's on a spool https://www.etsy.com/listing/519194359/gold-100-silk-cord-for-bead-stringing, or Griffin Silk carded https://www.etsy.com/listing/518634217/size-8-08mm-griffin-100-silk-bead
Bead mixes are a great place to start your colorway, for beginner and advanced beaders alike https://www.etsy.com/listing/506639240/miyuki-seed-beads-for-macrame-bead
and Bead Craft Storage Containers in Flip Top Tube or Round Tubes keep your beads and beading supplies organized. is the go-to silk for creating beaded silk tassels or silk tassels.
Looking forward to serving you with a wider selection in 2018...!
KD Bead ... The Bead Stylist
So many beads so many uses; one thing is for sure Quality Beads and beading tools & supplies will set you apart from the rest..! It's All About The Beads ... I got my start in 2001, but not really knowing what I had started.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Just about everything bead related is based on the metric system. Use the metric side of your ruler or Google-It to understand the convert sizing as related to beads and beading accessories.
Please refer to the measurements on each Etsy listing which gives the correct bead dimensions and hole size to help determine such things as:
I'm using a 4mm bead (regardless of type) will this .75mm or 1mm cord work? Well, if Etsy listing says the hole size is 1mm on the 4mm bead then yes, but the 1mm will be a very snug fit.
For multi-bead size projects get thread/cording which fits through the smallest bead hole size, not the largest.
Silk Cord Sizing
Sizing information and frequently asked questions have been added to each 100% Silk Cord listing for your convenience.