About Primitive Earth Beads

Primitive Earth Beads - Chain & Leather was started in 1993 when our founder, Ray, discovered the world of beads at a surf expo. He began importing high quality fimo beads from South Africa and supplying local jewelry makers, particularly those selling along the beach boardwalks here in Florida.

Since then we have expanded our product range and become direct importers and distributors of fashion chain, charms, leather, the Regaliz® bracelet and more. Our company is now run by Ray's son Graham and daughter Wendy. We have three generations working in the office and warehouse, as well as a small team of employees who have become like family!

A lot of customers ask if we are associated with Best Beads Chain & Leather...Yes, we are! Primitive Earth Beads is our retail business that focuses on selling chain by the foot, Indian leather spools, silk ribbons, and jewelry supplies.  Best Beads is our wholesale business which sells wholesale leather, spools of chain, and wholesale jewelry supplies.

We are located in Gulfport, Florida just south of the popular Pinellas Bike Trail. The Historic downtown district is located just a few minutes away and is home to various restaurants, craft stores and art galleries. For more information about this city please visit http://gulfportflorida.us/

Our 6400sq foot warehouse and office space, where we process and ship all of our online orders, is not open to the public. However we would love to see you in person at a trade show near you!

Our Customer Testimonials

 . . . was very happy with all of the items i ordered, and will most certainly recommend your site, and use it again as well!
Michelle, WA

I love your chain ..... the color doesn't wear off like other chains I have ordered from other companies.  Also, your service is incredibly fast!!  Great job all the way around! Thank you!
Marianne, WI

Thank you so much for handling my order so quickly.  It's always a pleasure to order from Primitive Earth Beads.  I hope this next year is an especially good one for you and everyone at Primitive Earth Beads.
Elsie, PA