BEAD STORE CLOSING- Huge Closeout Sale on All Beads & Supplies

After 3 years, A Beadiful Life (formerly AmberTortoise Beads) is closing up shop.

As sad as I am to close down A Beadiful Life, I am excited about it too!  That’s because I am closing up shop for a very good reason.

My jewelry line is becoming increasingly successful and is taking up all of my time.  I have some very big plans for my jewelry business this year, including the launch of 2 new jewelry brands.

As a result, I just don’t have the time to dedicate to A Beadiful Life to grow it into the business I know it can be and to continue to meet our customers demand for our beads and jewelry supplies.

You’re Invited- Special Savings

I’d like to invite you to our HUGE closeout bead and jewelry supply sale.  We have millions of beads and jewelry supplies in several thousand unique styles and EVERYTHING MUST GO so we are selling it all below-wholesale!

There are 3 ways to take advantage of below-wholesale closeout prices:

  1. ANYONE: Join us at our studio in Willington, CT for a huge closeout sale April 5th-6th.  Click here to learn more and for directions:
  2. ANYONE: Visit our Etsy store at and enter code THANKYOU in all caps at checkout for 40% off any order over $20.
  3. BEAD STORE OWNERS: Contact us directly to schedule a visit to the studio (in person or virtually via face time) to browse the supplies- for bulk orders of $1,000 or greater.
*Please note that we have much, much more available in person than online so we highly encourage options 1 or 3.

Pics of the Supplies- Ready to Buy

My team and I have been prepping for the event, bagging and pricing hundreds of thousands of beads.  Wow, we have a lot of beads!!

Here are some pics of what you can expect to find at the closeout sale (this is only a very small fraction of what we have available.)

{Lots and lots of turquoise and magnesite}

{Lots of Varieties of Jasper}

{Shell and Coral}

{Sea Glass- some man-made and some genuine from the Mediterranean Sea}

{Lots of crystals, including Chakra crystals}

{Lucite flowers in every shape, size and color imaginable- we have even more than you can see on this table}

{Bookmarks, Hair Pins, Hair Sticks, Brooches & Rings- all in very hard-to-find styles}

{Lots of storage containers- including many not shown}

About the In-Person Sale Event 04/05-04/06:


You do not need a wholesale license to receive below-wholesale pricing- anyone can attend.
*If you do have a wholesale license, be sure to bring it so you can save on sales tax.


Prices are all below wholesale- far better than you could get from your other suppliers and bead stores- even better than the wholesale prices you would get at the Gem and Jewelry Shows, like InterGem or IBE.

We want to sell quickly so we can close and focus all our attention on our jewelry business so everything is priced to move!

You will not want to miss this opportunity- perfect for bead store owners, jewelry designs or jewelry hobbyists!

There is no minimum spend amount at the live closeout event (usual minimum is $1,000 per order for wholesale).

Bonus: If you do spend over $1,000, you will receive an additional 10% off the already below-wholesale prices.

Attention Bead Store Owners or Those Wanting to Open an Online Bead Store:

If you would like to purchase ALL of the beads and supplies,  the purchase price is $40,000 (recently reduced) and will include many valuable extras (professional photos of the beads, storage bins, our supplier list, and a .csv export of all our listings for easy upload into your online store).

The retail value of the beads and jewelry making supplies is well over $250,000 depending on your mark-up.

*If you are interested, please contact us to schedule time to come prior to the start of the closeout sales event so the supplies do not sell before you get there.

High-level Inventory List

Base metal and pewter beads and findings in antiqued silver, antiqued bronze, & antiqued copper, including:

    • Earwires
    • Beads
    • Bead Caps
    • Clasps- toggle & lobster
    • Connectors & Components
    • Crimp Covers and Ends
    • Necklace Chains- loose and finished
    • Hair Accessories and clips
    • Headpins & Eyepins
    • Jump Rings
    • Bookmarks
    • Pendants & Focals, many with gemstones or organics
    • Charms
    • Ring bases


    • Solid copper beads and findings
    • Solid copper and gemstone pendants (large inventory of popular styles- currently unavailable elsewhere)
    • Solid copper finished necklace chains

.925 Sterling Silver:

    • .925 Sterling Silver and gemstone pendants

Large quantity of gemstone & natural beads- loose and by the strand, including:

    • Turquoise and magnesite beads and focals
    • Shell pendants and beads
    • Wood & salwag seed beads
    • Jade
    • Jasper
    • Tiger eye
    • Lava stone
    • Agate
    • Titanium Druzy
    • Quartz
    • Coral
    • Shell
    • Many more

Gemstone cabochons and focal beads/pendants

Lucite, Glass & Crystal:

    • Sea Glass (some man-made, and some natural from the Mediterranean sea)
    • Opalite beads in assorted shapes and sizes
    • Faceted crystal rondelles in assorted colors, including chakra colors (we sell them as chakra kits)
    • Crystal chandelier drops and focals
    • Lucite flowers in every shape, size and color (hundreds of thousands of lucite beads)
    • 4mm Lucite rounds to compliment the lucite flowers
    • Vintage German Lucite components and focals, as well as new vintage-style lucite components and focals
    • Glass pearls
    • Lampwork glass beads
    • Seed beads
    • Many more


    • Small amount of antique trade beads and vintage beads & components
    • Turtle beads and focals- gemstone, shell, bone, horn
    • Trinity Brass products, including retired styles
    • Small assortment of gunmetal-finish findings and components
    • Rhinestone pave beads in a variety of colors, 6mm, 8mm & 10mm
    • Plated necklace chains, assorted
    • Jewelry displays for necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings, etc. including T-bars, Busts- fixed and folding, metal racks, etc.
    • Jewelry display trays for pendants and rings
    • Storage bins and containers for beads
    • Many other items not listed

Pics of Our Supplies 

Base metal beads, bead caps, clasps, earwires, other findings in antiqued silver, antiqued copper, & antiqued bronze


Trinity Brass findings in antiqued silver, antiqued copper and vintage patina- many styles are retired so more valuable (ALMOST SOLD OUT)


Gemstone beads, pendants & focals


Solid copper beads, clasps, findings and necklace chains


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