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Glass Beads

Typically Glass, is a mixture of quartz sand, potash, or soda, heated with lime, and was invented in Egypt, about 9000years ago. Since its inception it has been crafted into beads of various shapes and sizes using techniques invented by … Continue reading

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Rhodochrosite beads

  Rhodochrosite beads are usually made from a stone scientifically referred as Manganese Carbonate. Its name originates from the Greek word,”rhodon” (rose), and “chroma” means (color). It is based from the pink stone and white bands. The best sources of … Continue reading

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Swarovski Crystal Bead

Jewellery makers have long known the importance of the Swarovski Crystal Bead,  The unique clarity and the way the facets of the crystal catch the light mean that many jewellery makers will at some point incorporate the Swarovski Crystal bead … Continue reading

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Pearl Beads

Pearl Seed Beads The fresh water pearl beads from China are gorgeous additions to a jewelry maker’s collection. The pearl beads that have their origin in China are of great quality, rivaling real pearls that are expensive, freshwater beads from … Continue reading

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Rocailles Beads

Rocailles are the most used type of glass seed beads. They were created in Venice, Italy in the 15th century. These beads have been produced industrially in Bohemia since the 18th century. These round-shaped seed beads are manufactured using unique … Continue reading

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Fire Polished Glass Beads

Fire polished beads are a popular type of glass beads which were first made 5 centuries ago with the aim of approximating the appearance of cut gemstones while maintaining the option of stringing the beads. The fire polished beads in … Continue reading

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Tanzanite… Brilliant Gemstone

Tanzanite… Brilliant Gemstone The Tanzanite is a wonderful gemstone that has dazzling looks and it is hailed as being one of the most precious stones of the century. It is named after the East African state of Tanzania; the only … Continue reading

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Buying Beads Online

Buying beads online Glass, bone, wooden, ceramic, kashmiri, lac beads, and various other types are commonly available to the artist who chooses to buy online, some types may be difficult to locate in bead shops even those serving local or … Continue reading

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Bead Types and Styles

Bead Types and Styles The stringing of beads is one of the earliest art forms known to man and can be traced across civilizations connecting humanity by a common thread. The earliest beads were made of convenient natural materials; when … Continue reading

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