Prescott, AZ (PRWEB) March 11, 2011
Halstead Bead Inc., a distributor of wholesale beads and jewelry supplies, celebrates 38 years of service to the jewelry trade this month. The company is well-known in the industry for its broad selection of sterling silver products for jewelry stores, jewelry manufacturers and handmade jewelry artisans.
Founded in 1973 by Tom and Suzie Halstead, Halstead Bead Inc. has grown to become a leading supplier of jewelry making materials and components to the trade. The firm began as a finished jewelry retail operation but quickly evolved into a source for beads and findings in the Phoenix area. Business changes allowed Halstead Bead to quickly grow beyond the state of Arizona to supply thousands of jewelers across the nation and around the world.
Moving forward in this tough business climate, Halstead Bead Inc. plans to leverage its reputation for quality and service. The firm continues to focus on core sterling silver products including: wholesale beads, findings, jewelry chain, charms, sheet and wire.
Soaring metals prices are a challenge to the entire jewelry industry these days; however, resurging interest in traditional metalworking techniques is revitalizing the trade with new talent. Halstead Bead Inc. is actively involved in fostering the growth of entrepreneurs in the industry through sponsorship of The Halstead Grant. The annual grant competition awards start-up funds and recognition to one new jewelry designer each summer.
For more information on Halstead Bead Inc. products and The Halstead Grant please visit http://www.HalsteadBead.com.