Choosing the right
With so many different beads available
for you to make the unique and beautiful jewelry piece, how are you going to decide which beads work best for you?
Here are some tips to help
Depending on your budget, choose beads
that are within your range. Though most beaders would like to work with diamonds, rubies or emerald beads, if money poses a constraint for
you, then choose the materials wisely to achieve the result within your means.
What style you prefer is actually your personal preference. See how you want to create a piece
which symbolizes you, your lifestyle and your personality.
- Weight & material
This is one of the important
considerations when choosing your beads. It is also an area where most people neglect. If the beads are too heavy, it may make the user feel
uncomfortable to wear.
The texture and the materials also play
a part. A coarse seashell might not be the best material to use since it might cut into your skin.
This forms the important part in
jewelry making. A good mix of color can make the jewelry piece looks outstanding.
Look at the latest color trends or
browse through magazines to see what color combinations works. But beware, excessive use of colors might bring the opposite
Sometime basic is the best, use one or
two color tone to help create your piece.
- Size and shape
This defines the overall design of the
jewelry piece. Use the varying sizes and shapes of the beads to create the effect you carve for.
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