Beads can be made of various materials like seeds, wood and plastic. But glass beads are the best ones from the aspect of looks as well as durability. Glass as a material is transparent and this is the reason you can add pulsating colors and textures to them. There are various types of glass beads like handmade dichroic, Czech etc.
The usage is very common in making of lampshades, jewelery, bead embroidery and many more. They come in different shapes, which include round, oval, and shapes like various figures like fishes and birds. The textures that can be added to the glass beads are like druk glass and many more. The glass beads are comparatively expensive than the general ones.
Types of Glass Beads
They categorized in various types according to the shape and designs. The beads that are perfect round in shape and often come with an optically polished finish are called the druk glass beads. The colorful beads with innovative twisted and figurative shapes are the type made for lamp work.
Incandescent beads which are available in a whole host of contours. The Czech beads are the ones with pearl finish and vibrant colors. The glass beads are made from molten glass and different additives are used to bring the exquisite colors and textures.
Glass Beads and Jewelery Making
There are variety of designs and patterns available in making jewelery. You can buy them from the stores or the professional jewelery designers or even make them on your own. Commonly bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other jewelery can be made with them. As this jewelery can be made with a variety of colors and textures, they can be matched with the dresses quite easily.
There are many people who prefer their rosaries to be made of glass beads. A traditional rosary with 59 beads or a bracelet with 11 glass beads can look simply great. The process of making jewelery with them is quite easy and takes very little time. You will just need a needle, some wire and few multicolored glass beads to make an outstanding piece of jewelery.
Other Uses For Glass Beads
There are many people who like to decorate their designer tops with colorful glass beads. These beads can be used to make excellent patchworks and embroidery on women's garments using the technique of normal bead embroidery. Then there are lamp workers who include the glass beads to create a dreamy effect in the lampshades.
Apart from the conventional usage you can use the beautiful glass beads in making handbags, stylish hair bands and many more with the bit of imagination in you.
April owns website Glass Art Selection which has details of where to buy glass cutters and also buy glass mosaic tiles There are so many crafts that can be done with glass so have some fun.