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

Flower Shaped Beads Make Interesting Jewelry

Flower Shaped Beads If you want to design some interesting jewelry, consider the variety of flower shaped beads that are available. While the five-petal shapes are popular, so are bell-shaped, star flower or roses and tulips. There’s no lack of creative ideas, especially since you can get them in a … Continue reading

Silver Plated Beads – Trendy and Fun

Silver Plated Beads Silver plated beads are available in a variety of sizes, depending on what your budget can afford. They are popular for use in handmade beaded jewelry and this is especially true of the latest designs in beaded jewelry, worn by college students or teenagers. It really doesn’t … Continue reading

Metal Beads For Those That Like Shimmering, Trendy Jewelry

Metal Beads If you have an interest in metal beads, you are not alone! Many beading enthusiasts use them because they lend a shiny shimmer to your beaded jewelry. This trendy craze works with casual outfits, elegant evening wear and business suits. The versatility of metal beads is part of the appeal, … Continue reading

Adding Sparkle With Bicone Crystal Beads

Bicone Crystal Beads The best way to remember the shape of a Bicone-shaped bead is to remember it is viewed as two identical cones, joined together at the base. In jewelry-making, Bicone crystal beads can add three-dimensional quality, but they may be referred to as diamond-shaped crystals, depending on who … Continue reading