Meet our Team
We are a Canadian distributor of beads, jewelry and craft supplies, specializing in semi-precious gemstones, seed beads, aboriginal arts and crafts, leather working, and so much more.
We cater to all sorts of customers. From high end jewelry and fashion designers to everyday do-it yourself crafters. With over 13,000 various products in-store, we have something for everyone.
Our Promise to You
"Our goal is to provide you with the best selection of products, retail & bulk quantities, at discount prices. At i-Bead you will get friendly customer service, product knowledge and expert advice."
If you are looking for a product that we don't carry, contact us, we may be able to special order it for you.
Our store front is located in the Greater City of Sudbury, approximately 15km east of the city centre on Highway 17 East in peaceful Wahnapitae, Ontario. Our warehouse is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm (until 7pm Thursdays & Fridays) & Sundays from 11am to 5pm. (Closed on all Canadian holidays).
History of the Company
1999 - An idea was born. Ingride was then woking in her parents Trading Post when customers started asking for her to carry beads.
2000 - Ingride was granted permission to start carrying a small selection of seed beads after convincing her parents.
2001 - 2007 - Ingride continued to grow her bead selection, knowledge and expertise with every new customer.
End of 2007 - After Ingride's parent decided to shut down their Trading Post, Ingride was given a $5,000 loan and her bead inventory. (Which then only covered 64 square feet of wall space).
The Birth of i-Bead
April 7, 2008 - Ingride moves into a 800 sqft location and opens her new store and officially names it i-Bead (encompassing her name and what she loves).
2009 - i-Bead makes its online debut and registers ibeadcanada.com.
2011 - Ingride receives the 2011 Business & Professional Women Start Up Award
2013 - i-Bead relocates to a new 2500 sqft space.
2015 - i-Bead once again undergoes renovations and expands the store front to more than 5000 square feet.
2016 - i-Bead officially becomes a corporation, changes its name to i-Bead Inc and elects its first board of directors.
2018 -The name i-Bead and its oval logo design officially become Trade-Marks of i-Bead Inc.
2019 - i-Bead Inc grows to employ 5 full-time and 4 part-time employees.
2020 and beyond - Who knows what goodies the future will bring next?