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Discussion in 'Jewellery Making' started by vjbunny, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. vjbunny

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    Dear Ladies
    Have been following some of your exquisite creations...
    I gather there are many types of beads ... Will some one share what types are available in the market and how to choose them?

    Which beads are recommended for novice?...

    I found this tutorial for those who like can make them
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4480636_make-clay-necklace-beads.html

    Thank you
     
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    Dear Saroj
    Thanks a lot ... I will go thru them
     
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    Dear VJB,

    There are a lot of beads,
    Glass beads - plain, lamp work, frosted, lines, fancy, crackledetc are used for jewelries. They should be handled

    with care
    Gemstone beads - a lot of varieties available. they are costly also, but these are the elegant beads for making traditional jewelries.

    Acrylic beads - made of plastic
    Metal beads - available in gold, silver, copper, bronze color. These are available in oxidized shades. But you must select good quality, lead free metal beads. Acrylic beads are also available in metal shades.

    Spacers- Different types of spacers available to place in between the colored beads.
    Clay beads - available as terracotta clay beads, polymer clay, Fimo clay and many other types.
    Shell beads - made ut of sea shells and sea products
    Wooden beads - made of wood- different color and shape available
    Nut beads - made of nuts
    Soap stone beads - made of a special stone
    Crystals - glass crystals and swarovski crystals.The second one is expensive

    Thanks
    Aswathy
     
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    Thanks VJB for starting this thread, thanks Saroj and Aswathy for sharing these very useful sites.
     
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    Dear Aswathy
    The information you have provided is very good dear thank you very much ...

    Dear Shanta
    Thanks dear...
     
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    Hi Vijaya, you also have beads made out of Camel Bone and Yak Bones.
    You have these gem stone beads also called as precious and semi precious beads like Jade, Coral, Sandstone and a lot more.
    There are cheap quality plastic beads too available in the market that are mostly used for door hangings etc.
    Now Quilled beads and Paper beads are the in thing.
     
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    Dear Sudha
    Thank you dear for the information...
     
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    Dear Ladies
    There are so many variety pliers for jewllery making if you search net you will find many but would like to know is there any tool that can be used for making variety types of jewellery?
     

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