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Top 5 Reasons for Choosing Handmade Jewelry

There are many reasons to add handmade beaded jewelry to your jewelry collection, and as handmade jewelry becomes more popular, the reasons to buy it will increase, too. Join in with the trend and purchase handcrafted beaded jewelry for yourself and to give as gifts. Like sterling silver and precious gemstones, handcrafted beaded jewelry will … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons for Choosing Handmade Jewelry

Bead Essentials : Discovering the Various Types of Beads We Have (part 1)

Enjoy this fantastic piece from beaddirect.co.uk taking us through the several types of beads we have:   *****   Jewellery making beads come in many types and sizes, and in lots of different materials. There are so many unique styles of beads to work and experiment with to create your own signature jewellery designs. Some … Continue reading Bead Essentials : Discovering the Various Types of Beads We Have (part 1)

Mid – Week Facts (3) – Why Beads Come In Sizes

Our super cool mid week fact is a lovely piece edited by Lisa Young on thespruce.com on how seed beads are sized. Check it out Round seed beads, cylinder beads and some other types of seed beads are sized according to numbers called aught sizes . When pronounced, people most often say the aught as … Continue reading Mid – Week Facts (3) – Why Beads Come In Sizes

A Fun Trip Down Memory Lane (Interesting Mid – Week Facts 2)

HISTORY OF EUROPE SEED BEADS    Anne Marie Hunter writes:   Though tiny in size, glass seed beads played an epic role across cultures for thousands of years. Miniature masterpieces created from natural resources, seed beads have been objects of adornment, as well as function. They have represented power, wealth and spirituality, been included in … Continue reading A Fun Trip Down Memory Lane (Interesting Mid – Week Facts 2)