Are All Beads Created Equal? (Differences in quality between Japanese, Czech and Chinese beads)

Bead Quality If you are a beginner to the hobby of beading, you may be confused by the choices in beads and their origins. Are all beads created equal?-the answer is no! There are differences in price, quality and production techniques, when comparing the largest manufacturing countries of glass beads. … Continue reading

Best Bead Stringing Material

Bead Stringing Material Finding the best bead stringing material for your particular project can be important. There are differences in appearance, whether you are threading beads, weaving beads or using jewelry wire to create your beaded projects. You may be wondering if it really matters, but you want to be … Continue reading

Designing Issues – Where To Start With Original Beading Projects

Beading Projects Designing issues and knowing where to start can be the most difficult part of original beading projects, if you want them to look professionally created. There are several factors to consider when selecting the ideal beads for your finished piece. Whether you are making handmade jewelry or looming an … Continue reading

Other Bead Styles To Add Elegance Or Visual Interest

Bead Styles There are standard beads and also other Bead Styles you will want to include for adding a bit of pizzazz or uniqueness. These more complex styles of beads add elegance and visual interest, so you don’t want to overlook them when stocking your supply boxes for making beaded jewelry. There … Continue reading

Other Bead Shapes To Add To Your Beading Supplies

Bead Shapes There are different types of standard beads you should have in your beading arsenal, including round beads, faceted beads and small seed beads of all different sizes and colors. Other bead shapes include are heart beads, oval beads, square beads, teardrop beads and tube beads. Through a combination of sizes and … Continue reading

Rondelle Beads Add Visual Interest To Jewelry Or Clothing

Rondelle Beads Whether your next beading project is a fabric decoration, home décor embellishment or a handmade necklace, rondelle beads are an easy way to add visual interest. You may be wondering what types or sizes are available, but it’s easy to find a diversified selection of colors, sizes and … Continue reading