Make Beaded Earrings for Yourselves

Yazan: 86beads | 16 August 2011 | Comments Off
Categories: European Beads & Jewelry

If you have been making necklaces and bracelets for some time you may feel that it is time to start trying your hand at making beaded earrings. They are not difficult to make, but there are a few things that you need to know and special findings that you need in order to make durable [...]

The Useful Jewelry Chain

Yazan: 86beads | 12 August 2011 | Comments Off
Categories: Jewelry Supplies & Findings

Jewelry chains play a very important part in the constitution of articles of jewelry. Commercially offered chains are usually easily recognizable template designs. If the chains are made in the material of gold or silver, they are possible to be very expensive. Commercial pre-made chains can have plated protective finishes such as rhodium, which can [...]

The Pretty Pearl Beads

Yazan: 86beads | 08 August 2011 | 1 Comment
Categories: Pearl Beads & Jewelry

For centuries pearls have been seen as objects of beauty and value and have adorned the rich, famous and powerful throughout time. Marie Antoinette was a famous fan of jewelery and pearls in particular and in the 1780s was depicted in a portrait with a pearl necklace around her ill-fated neck, as was Mary Queen [...]

Make Your Own Clay Beads

Yazan: 86beads | 23 July 2011 | Comments Off
Categories: Fimo Polymer Clay Beads, Other Beads & Jewelry

Polymer clays contain a basis of PVC and one or more of several kinds of liquid plasticizer. Pigments may be added to the translucent base to create a variety of colors, along with small amounts of kaolin or white china clay or other opaquing agents where opacity is desired. Mica may be added to simulate [...]

Amber and Amber Beads

Yazan: 86beads | 22 July 2011 | Comments Off
Categories: Amber Beads, Other Beads & Jewelry

Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Amber is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry. There are five classes of amber, defined on the basis of their chemical constituents. Because it originates as a [...]