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Different Types of Beads You Need to Know

There are many different types of beads out there that you can purchase at reputable online stores. These come in different shapes, styles, and of course, are made of varying materials.  The best thing is that no matter what your taste and preference you will always get what best meets your unique needs. The top 3 that are popular amongst people of all age groups include;

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Bugle beads

These are usually tubular in shape and come in different lengths, color, shapes, and finishes, too. It is because of the flexibility that they offer that they have gained popularity to both male and gender. If you’re thinking of getting a bead-type that is fashionable and stylish, then look no further. In most cases, they are sizes is based on length and these include; 1, 1.5, 2, 3, and 5.

Crystal Beads

These kinds are made out of crystal glasses and as the name suggests they are shiny in nature. Additionally, they relatively vary in pricing based on quality. In other words, there are different categories of crystal beads and so you can get one that best meets your budget range. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer Swarovski or Czech crystal with a little bit of research and expert help you get something that is worth every single coin spent.

Additional types of beads

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The above mentioned are the two types that you can buy and will definitely complement most attires. The following are also great, and you can find them in any reliable online store;

  • Delica
  • Faceted
  • Flatbacks
  • Hex-cut types
  • Rondelles
  • Pearls
  • Shamballa
  • Pony
  • Crow
  • Shell
  • Charlottes

It is important to note that the types of beads relatively vary in regard to luster and craftsmanship. Nevertheless, they can offer high utility value if a correct choice is made.

As a word of advice, you should be very keen when you want to choose beads that will offer you value. Some of the most important things that you should consider are; kind of accessories, pricing, size, design, as well as materials used to make the beads. If you do so, then you’re likely to make a better choice. Do not hesitate to consult with experts in the field in order to leave nothing to chance. Above all, consider from where you are buying the beads from lest you get low quality types.

Instant Jewelry & Homemade Paper Beads!

Hello guys! Quick jewelry DIY to share! The snap on jewelry are so lovely. The large beads on the blue bracelet are paper beads from a watercolor painting, they show off the glass beads nicely. Don’t you think so? Enjoy the video~~

DIY Fashion Bras

Ever think of DIY your old bras with studs, lace, gems, rhinestones, pearl, etc.!? Come on, save money and time with these DIY funny fashion hacks! would be sooooo cool and pretty, can you?! I’m honestly not sure I’ll wear it but it really looks a lot of fun. 🙂

You’ll have a good day wearing this kind of handmade bra! Come on, time to get jewelry making supplies to DIY one for yourself! 🙂

Easy DIY Earrings For V-day!

Just can’t believe that it’s nearly the mid-month of February! How time flies! The love holiday is just at hand. Here’s a 15-minute easy jewel craft for you! Beautiful and simple, definitely worth trying!

Headpins and Eyepins

You’ll need read heart beads, clear glass beads, head pins, chain, eye pins, and earrings hooks.
Step 1, use the eye pins and 2 clear glass beads to make bead dangles;
Step 2, go 2 head pins through 1 heart beads and then 2 chain end respectively;
Step 3, roll two remaining ends with pliers;
Step 4, attach the earrings hooks.

Now, ready to wear this cute elegant heart earrings to show off! Happy V-day!

Buttons~

button crafts

I always love buttons, especially vintage ones! But some bright colorful ones are also great for home decor, ornaments, hair accessories, jewelry, etc. Buttons are often seen in kid’s class as they are cute, pretty, and lightweight for making any DIYs. Take a look at below, I think I’m gonna make button crafts again…

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Last Minute Xmas Tree DIY Idea!

Christmas countdown! 2 days left! Here’s a little Christmas tree idea for kids to try! It’s really a last minute Christmas project to try!
Note: To hide the pins that are visible at the top row, cut a piece of ribbon long enough to fit around the tip of the cone.

Christmas tree ideasI’m considering put a sparkling beaded bow on the top, using shinning crystal glass beads or rhinestone beads. What do you think of it? Anyway, happy holidays!

Source: Pinterest.com

Floral Statement Earrings

Floral Statement Earrings

A pair of gorgeous bead earrings can always add finishing touch to any outfits. Like this one, the focal design in this earring is the center beaded flower. It’s not hard, but a little challenging. The most eye-catching part is big drop pendant. You can use any other colored statement piece. But personally, I love this hot orange, so appealing! Will you get jewelry making supplies and try this pretty statement earrings? I can’t wait to give is a shot..LOL..

Fashionable Spike Jewelry Round Up~

If DIY-ing ordinary beaded jewelry bore you now, here’s something new for you! Spike jewelry, subtle yet edgy accessories, which are absolutely necessary for your wardrobe. These simple, totally wearable pieces can definitely worth a try. Let’s start with the first one!

Spiked and Braided Bracelet
1, Braided spike bracelet out of old t-shirt. Pretty cute, hah?

Spike Earrings
2, Spike earrings: a mix of bohemian, geometric shape, metals with a splash of color, make perfect for many outfits.

wood spike
3, The combination of wood beads, spikes, and hex nut. So creative!~ BEAD AND HARDWARE BRACELET

Spiked Barrett
4,  Absolutely fast way to cute hair, simple and chic! ~Spiked Barrett

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5, Simply glue the spikes on the tiny bangles and wrap some embroidery floss~ DIY: BANGLE BRACELETS

pearl spike
6, Spike necklace with pearls! Definitely love this mix of soft and hard. You?

Have you whipped up any rock-roll style jewelry with spikes? Do let us know in the comment below!

For more ideas, kindly visit: Fashion Jewelry

Funny Wine Charm Ideas

Wine charms are funny accessories for parties or family get-togethers. They are additional decoration elements to your glassware. They can be easily made at home. You can make use of recycled bottles, corks or fabrics or go for fancy beads, like glass beads, wood beads, rhinestone beads and so on. So here’re some great funny glass wine charms DIYs with different materials used to help inspire you. All you need are simple tools and a wild imagination. Hope you’ll love them. Image from Pinterest.com

Sparkling Glitters!
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Colorful Buttons!
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My Favorite One, vintage Cabochon!cabochon

Cute Christmas Charms!charms

Metal stamps!metal stamp

Recycled corks!cork

Spiral Wires!wire

Rhinestones cabochon!
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Felt Slippers!Wine Glass Slipper

And creative twisted ideas!bead twisted

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How to make the normal glass wine charms? how

Video Tutorial: Make Beaded Key Chain

Hi friends, here is a quick and easy tutorial to tech you how to make a chic and customizable key chain. You’ll need the following beads, charms and other finding supplies.

Chain
2 Large Beads
2 Bead caps
4 Small beads
2 Dangle style charms
1 Crystal
1 Head pin
2 Eye pins
1 Large jump ring
1 Small jump ring
1 Key ring
Flat head pliers
Needle Nose pliers
Cutting pliers